Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel
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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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Peter W
Oxford, UK3,120 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Great way to get between North and South banks of the Thames. In the Greenwich side comes out by the Cutty Sark and short walk to Greenwich centre. Enjoy the steps on the Greenwich side 😃
Written 18 December 2021
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Michellechampers
England, UK1,412 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The foot tunnel in Greenwich takes you under the river Thames, from south of the river to the north with 100 steps down in the south and only a mere 87 in the north, this is a fun thing to do with young children, let them count the steps and run wild along the tunnel, they will also ask a thousand questions. It’s free and can be done no matter what the weather.

Both foot tunnels are open 24 hours daily

Please do not attempt to use the tunnel if you have difficulty using the stairs.
Written 29 October 2021
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Steven C
Hamilton, UK167 contributions
Oct 2021
A walk under the Thames via the tunnel is something to savour as I headed toward Island Gardens. I have done this a few times and it still blows my mind entering and exiting via spiral stairways. The one disappointment is the amount of cyclists who refuse to adhere to the guidelines of dismounting and pedal from one end to the other which could easily result in a serious accident, outwith that it is a pleasant and worthwhile walk.
Written 19 October 2021
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Chris M
221 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Fun, free experience to walk under the Thames.

Great Victorian architecture/ experience to walk under the Thames.

Tunnel is well lit and 'clean'. None of the usual features of an underpass ie. Buskers and urine aroma.
Written 2 October 2021
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TheRelfster
Manchester, UK1,397 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Six of us walked back from Greenwich and enjoyed it as it’s an unusual experience. I didn’t know it existed until my friends told me.
Written 4 September 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,825 contributions
Jul 2021
Great piece of London tunnel history free to walk and why not with tube stations near both entrances, watch out for the cyclists who cant read and walk under the Thames.
Written 26 July 2021
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Denise221056
Doncaster, UK397 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We didn't walk through the tunnel but went down to have a look
Its fascinating going down in the lift its a shame it isn't cleaned and looked after
Written 18 July 2021
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joep735
Barrow-in-Furness, UK747 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Start at either end, take in the views and plenty are on offer on both sides. Easy to find via several buses on either side or the DLR. Doesn't take long to do the walk and steps or a lift at the end. I really do like the walk, but be wary of the numerous stupid idiots on bikes who think they are above the rules. Seven times we had to move as they hurtled towards us or rang bells to get us moved from behind.
Superb engineering.
Written 3 December 2020
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TrevB56
Camberley, UK919 contributions
Nov 2020
Even if you only do it so you can say you have walked under the Thames - this is worth a visit. Totally over the top Victorian Domed entrances with about 100 steps down (lift is often available). Great example of the durability of victorian engineering. Takes about 10 minutes to walk across - once over you can walk to Canary Wharf where there are some nice restaurants (when open LOL).
Written 6 November 2020
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Spachick64
Binfield, UK665 contributions
Nov 2020
Built 1902 , a pedestrian tunnel under the Thames linking North Greenwich ( Cutty Sark ) with Island Gardens (DLR)
Circular steps at both ends but also serviced by a more modern lift
Though it says no cycling it is actively abused by cyclists . This could be an issue if the tunnel is busy
It needs a seriously good clean . Tiles are grimy and the stairs need washing and the rubbish removing but as a free shirt cut across the river it serves a purpose . For me it was a novelty, but for the locals it’s a lifeline
Written 1 November 2020
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