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Greenwich Foot Tunnel, London: 8 reviews and 15 photos

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Inaugurated in 1902, it links Maritime Greenwich on the south bank with Island Gardens on the north bank. The tunnel is similar to other tunnels linking two side of a river with each other, but somehow there is a kind of special atmosphere that make these tunnels a special attraction.
The two entrance halls are exactly identical and are characterized by their glass cuppola. Each side has an elevator and a spiral staircase. The eleveators are still those from 1904, but were completely refurbished in the early 1990s.
During WWII, the northern end of the tunnel was damaged, but subsequently repaired. Therefore, fortifications in form of further steel and concrete structures were necessary. They are visible, very close to the northern exit. The tunnel is open 24 hours a day, but the elevator does only operated during daytime.

The view from the northern bank onto the southern with the Naval College and the Royal observatory is surely worth a small side trip from an usual visit to Greenwich.

Address: Greenwich, SE10
Directions: Cutty Sark DLR
Website: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/directory_record/2013/greenwich_foot_tunnel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 6, 2007
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