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Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

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Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

We are taking one of the boats down the Thames to Greenwich and the maritime museum, but want a more speedy return. Will our 7 day travel cards work, or do we need to pay extra (don't know if it is limited to zone 1 or 2). What is the best way to return to the Knightsbridge area( and that tube stop) ? Is it the DLR? And can our 10 y.o. Still travel for free on that route?

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1. Re: Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

All Travelcards allow use on the Underground, Overground, DLR and National Rail services in the paid for zones as well as bus use in zones 1 - 6. You may use your seven day card for zones 1 and 2 on the DLR from Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich station (I'd go to Tower Gateway rather than Bank, but that's up to you) or you may take the National Rail service from Greenwich station to London Bridge and carry on from that station.

If you travel to London Bridge you may take the Jubilee line towards Stanmore to Green Park and the number 9 bus from there; if you go to Tower Gateway you may take the District or Circle line from Tower Hill station to Westminster, Victoria or Sloane Square and travel from there, perhaps by bus.

Your 10 year old may travel for free on the DLR but not on National Rail services.

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2. Re: Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

I would take the DLR back, much more scenic than the National Rail route. You'll travel across the Isle of Dogs and through the financial district that is Canary Wharf.

But, instead of boarding at Cutty Sark, take a walk **under** the Thames using the Greenwich foot tunnel. That will bring you up at Island Gardens, where you can admire Greenwich from the other side of the river. Then walk the 100-200m to Island Gardens station and take the DLR from there.

Both Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich DLR/rail stations are on the zone 2-3 boundary, meaning they qualify as zone 2 stations and so you can use your zone 1-2 travelcards to travel inbound to central London.

Edited: 20 May 2014, 07:36
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3. Re: Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

Remember that your travelcard will allow you a discount on the Thames Clipper on the way to Greenwich.

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4. Re: Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

Good to know about the discount on the Thames Clipper.

Will the DLR takes us close to the Knightsbridge tube stop, or where should we exit? That sounds like a nice way to return.

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5. Re: Greenwich back to central london w/7 day travelcard

Will the DLR takes us close to the Knightsbridge tube stop, or where should we exit? That sounds like a nice way to return.

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No you'll have to change somewhere onto the tube, the DLR is East London. Having a quick look, change at canary Wharf to the Jubilee line then at Green Park to the Picadilly Line and down a few stops to Knightsbridge.

If you check it out yourself you'll see what I mean (or see if i made a mistake) and also see there are 99 other ways to do the journey all of which will likely be posted here in a minute further confusing you :-)

Edited: 20 May 2014, 14:09
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