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Blackfrias to Greenwich (and cable car)

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Blackfrias to Greenwich (and cable car)

Going to London soon and staying in Blackfriars. We want to spend the day in Greenwich and also do the cable car ride. Looking advice on the best form of transport and whether cable car ride should be done at the start of the day or the end. Thank you

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1. Re: Blackfrias to Greenwich (and cable car)

For Blackfriars to Greenwich, how about taking a river cruise? Look at http://www.thamesclippers.com or http://www.citycruises.com . Thames Clippers is a more direct and non touristy service and may therefore be cheaper and faster, but you'll still get to enjoy the water and see the view.

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Both of those companies sometimes offer their all day tickets for half price. So, keep an eye out for those if that sort of thing interests you.

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Rail option. Walk to Cannon St (10 minutes or so, depending on exactly which part of Blackfriars you're starting from). Direct trains to Greenwich from Cannon St. Greenwich mainline station is about a ten minute walk from historic core.

DLR option. Head to Bank/Momument (10-15 minute walk from Blackfriars). Take DLR towards Lewisham. Get off at Cutty Sark, which is right in the heart of Greenwich.

The dangleway is at north Greenwich, which isn't that near to the historic centre. If you're headed direct to this you need either Jubilee line to North Greenwich (south side) or DLR to Royal Victoria (north side). The best views are weather dependent so I would mae the decision on when to go based on last minute weather forecast.

Greenwich and North Greenwich are in zone 2. If you need to use Royal Victoria, note that is zone 3.

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Thank you all so much for your speedy replies and advice.

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< DLR option. Head to Bank/Momument (10-15 minute walk from Blackfriars). Take DLR towards Lewisham. Get off at Cutty Sark, which is right in the heart of Greenwich. >

Get off at Island Gardens, enjoy the view over the Thames, take the foot tunnel to Cutty Sark

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To get to the cable car (at the 02 or North Greenwich station) you can go by boat from Blackfriars Pier to the 02, then maybe get boat or bus back to Greenwich, Or if you go to Greenwich first via train/dlr or boat you can get boat from greenwich pier to 02 as well.

Its not walkable (well its a very long walk) between 02/North Greenwich station (where the cable car is) and Greenwich.

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There is the option of purchasing a 360 ticket so you can stay on the cable car and get off at the same place you got on. If you have a Travelcard you get a discount. You do on the Thames Clipppers boat too.

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8. Re: Blackfrias to Greenwich (and cable car)

Thanks again for all your advice. Feel much more confident about the trip :)

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