Woolwich Foot Tunnel
Woolwich Foot Tunnel
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leilei00009
Greece407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
You need to keep your nerves in place for this walk! We crossed from the south to get cross the river. It was spooky, eerie and a great experience just the same. If you are claustrophobic, this is a huge challenge. It is a frightening experience knowing you are walking under the tunnel. It is a gem as it was not too busy.
Written 23 January 2023
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sheepygold
london5,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I haven't been through this tunnel for many years but was exploring Woolwich and decided to walk across the river to King George V station. It is a little tricky to find the South tunnel entrance as it is surrounded by buildings and it is very unimposing. There is a lift but I took the spiral staircase. It is a bit spooky under the Thames but an interesting experience. It is about 500m long so maybe 6 or 7 minutes walk. Watch out for cyclists. It is only 3 metres below the riverbed in places! I counted 112 steps on the exit though the lift was functioning. There is a very decent cafe if you head North from the exit passed the old North Woolwich station, on the way to King George V station.
Written 12 November 2022
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Fiona
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was a great experience. Never walked under a river before ! Felt safe and just unique. Would recommend.
Written 2 September 2022
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keith h
Chesham, UK1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The tunnel is the best way to cross the River Thames hereabouts - the very adjacent Woolwich Ferry is quite often non operational.
It was originally constructed to enable workers from South London access to the docks & factories on the other side of the Thames.
Although the tunnel was renovated a few years ago it still feels a bit shabby & old ( which , of course , it is ). There are identical circular buildings either side which give access to the lifts & stairs. Apparently , the lifts can be out of order so be warned if you find the stairs a problem.
Once you are down under , the tunnel stretches over 500 metres away under the Thames. It is cool & sounds echo from the white tiled walls. Definitely a bit eerie - not many people around when I used it. What would you do if something monstrous appeared in front or behind?
However , the tunnel is well lit. Also , it is open 24 /7. I think one would be wary of using it late at night.
I'm sure locals use the tunnel on a regular basis but for non locals a walk along the tunnel is definitely a worthwhile experience.
Written 30 September 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I am not sure when the Woolwich Foot Tunnel was built but it was a long time ago.

I visited at the end of August 2021 and the lift in the North portal was not working so be aware if you have trouble with stairs.

Once underground the tunnel is a straight line to the other side. It is well lit and maintained with a line separating direction of traffic.

The lift at the south portal was working and it did not take long to get to ground level.

In the amount of time it took me to walk the length of the tunnel it was the same amount of time for the ferry to make the same journey so why not get a bit of exercise?
Written 2 September 2021
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1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Very interesting place, lots of different feet to look at. It’s quite a long tunnel but well lit. Personally I prefer bare feet but this tunnel has a variety. Lots to sniff. Wouldn’t recommend bringing kids on a night
Written 7 October 2019
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Warby
Bicester, UK3,805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Takes about 20 minutes to walk through which is quicker than any other way of getting to the other side. Popular and well used very old historic tunnel. Could do with a bit of TLC
Written 12 August 2019
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HUNTINGPARTY
Sevenoaks, UK543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Quite well signposted route to the start of the tunnel on the south side, although we nearly walked past the tunnel entrance! Walked through as part of a round trip through both foot tunnels. This one is much quieter.
Written 15 July 2019
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John B
458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
From J Boy of Derby
Not as busy as its sister Greenwich this is another foot tunnel crossing the river from Woolwich to north Woolwich.
It's deeper and longer than the Greenwich one, open 24 hours it has a lift at each end and a long spiral staircase.
When I went it was quiet and a bit eerie but I felt quite safe.
Opened 1912 I imagine it's another Victorian masterpiece.
Not as easy to find as the Greenwich one it is situated by the leisure centre next to the Woolwich free ferry.
Worth visiting if only for the experience of walking under the Thames, cycling is not allowed inside the tunnel.
Written 15 June 2019
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Bskan
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
There is a long Hidden foot tunnel in Woolwich that link the south East to East London. It's one of the hidden beauty of Woolwich as you cross the great Thames River trekking across.
Written 4 June 2019
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