The Greenwich foot tunnel under the Thames was opened on 4 August 1902 as a means for dock workers who lived on the south side of the river to reach their workplaces on the Isle of Dogs.
It’s about 1/4 mile long, free to use and open 24 hours a day.
I took the spiral staircase down to the bottom
and then walked across to Greenwich
No cycling allowed
Hmm. Obviously the rules don’t apply to these guys. Walking back through the tunnel when I was heading back to my hotel around 6 o’clock I was nearly hit several times by inconsiderate cyclists speeding past in the narrow passage.
This is the way you’re supposed to do it
At the Greenwich end of the tunnel I cheated and took the lift back to ground level – to be greeted by this view.
The Cutty Sark
and a view towards Hawksmoor’s St Alfege’s church