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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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Cutty Sark Gardens | Greenwich, London SE10 9HT, England
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Unusual way to cross the Thames

Walking underneath Mother Thames is definately different. Start at Island Gardens and end up at... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
maggie1966
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Didn't know the tunnel existed until we visited Greenwich. It's a tunnel under the Thames of about... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Phillip L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cutty Sark Gardens | Greenwich, London SE10 9HT, England
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Walking underneath Mother Thames is definately different. Start at Island Gardens and end up at Greenwich village. Easy to walk with lifts at each end if steps too much. Grwat piece of engineering.

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Didn't know the tunnel existed until we visited Greenwich. It's a tunnel under the Thames of about 370 metres, for pedestrians and cyclists, pushing their bicycles, NOT riding and it is free to walk. The tunnel is easily accessible by stairs or lift, with the...More

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Gone are the lift operators and the lovely benches and the TV screen showing activity in the tunnel, which is a shame. The tunnel hasn’t changed. Painted signs saying walk on the left, and no cycling. Several joggers, several families.

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I love tunnels. And getting to walk under the Thames in a tunnel built in 1902 (I believe) is just incredible. Yes, I did think when I was halfway through, what if there was a break in the tunnel . . . but that didn't...More

Thank Ringo_Mersey
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Greenwich entrance is just by the Cutty Sark, there are stairs and lifts on both sides. The tunnel is well lit and wide, you should stay on the left hand side in each direction. It is an experience to know that the River Thames...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon and so pleasant. underground tunnel to take you to other side of Thames which I didn't know was there before! Amazing what the Victorians did, wouldn't want to be down there late at night though

Thank Mrstpearce
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A great way to cross the Thames between the Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs! It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk below the Thames in this 370 metre cast-iron tunnel that first opened in 1902 Practical engineering that is open for...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

An unusual thing to do for all ages - quite interesting to know you are walking under The Thames. It is great that it is still free of charge to use the tunnel. Also fun to be able to photograph each side 'where you were...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were staying in Greenwich recently and I decided to visit the pedestrian tunnel to walk from Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs. The tunnel is over 100 years old and is still open 24 hours a day. It was originally built to allow docklands...More

Thank iduap
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A great introduction to Historic Greenwich. Hop off the DLR at Island Gardens Station and take the spiral staircase down to the pedestrian tunnel. You surface on the Greenwich side right next to the Cutty Sark. There are lifts that are available at both North...More

Thank Ntrekker
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kimwright9
12 November 2017|
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Response from places2seeplaces2go | Reviewed this property |
As I didn't go by car I didn't check that. I would imagine though after walking around the area that it is permit holders only. Although may be different at weekends. I'm sure if you "google" your question for yourself... More
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Fran C
15 January 2017|
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Response from Marc W | Reviewed this property |
The cast-iron tunnel is 1,215 feet (370.2 m) long, 50 feet (15.2 m) deep and has an internal diameter of about 9 feet (2.74 m) Info taken from Wikipedia 🙂
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Fran C
15 January 2017|
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Response from bestyman | Reviewed this property |
The cast-iron tunnel is 1,215 feet (370.2 m) long, 50 feet (15.2 m) deep[2] and has an internal diameter of about 9 feet (2.74 m). More info on wikepedia
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