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“Fascinating”

Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Ranked #326 of 1,886 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Not the nicest of weather but this was a visit to achieve on my bucket list.
Starting from south of the Thames at Greenwich near the Cutty Sark.
Steps wind down or alternatively the lift
The tunnel is 1,215ft (370.2m) long, 50ft (15.2m) deep and 9ft (2.74m) diameter.
It has the same facility of stairs or lift on the South bank - The Isle of Dogs, with Canary Wharf nearby.
200,000 while glazed tiles were laid.
The tunnel was opened 4/8/1902.
There are many signs saying not to ride bikes but idiots do and are foul mouthed if you say something!!

1  Thank 455Douglas1948
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Another first for me. We chose a busy time (5pm+) and despite that it's supposed to be pedestrianised, some cyclists couldn't resist pedalling through it. I can understand why if this is your regular route. But for those of us strolling and wanting to enjoy the experience, it was a bit of a put off. Nevertheless, it was a memorable way of crossing the Thames. I believe its been open since 1902.

Thank Gakeitse
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I had never heard of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel until recently, although I have visited Greenwich and seen the entrance building but did not know what it was (just looks like a public convenience from a distance).

At either end of the tunnel there are round entrance / exit buildings – these buildings provide both staircase and lift access to the tunnel. The lifts are very large, thus allows quite a large number of pedestrians and cyclists to use at one time.

I found the tunnel quite unique, practical (and easy) way to cross the Thames, but not very exciting.

1  Thank Andrew081
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I had never heard of the Foot Tunnel until I stumbled upon it. There is a novelty in telling friends in the States that one walked under the Thames. It is a rather convenient way to cross the Thames if you are on foot. I wouldn't make a special trip to use it, but if you are at Cutty Sark or the Observatory it's worth the walk.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Even though I hail from London, somehow crossing under the River Thames from Greenwich to Island Gardens using this 370m long tunnel has eluded me until now so hoo-raaaah, made it at last and had a whale of a time going there and back!

Thank Peter B
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