Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Cutty Sark Gardens
London SE10 3QT
TfL Fare Zone 2 & 3
If you are feeling adventurous and would like an excellent view of the old Royal Naval College buildings from the North side of the river, walk under the River Thames!
The entrance to the foot tunnel is in Cutty Sark Gardens next to Greenwich Pier. The distinctive round, red brick building with its dome, was built in 1902 to provide quick and easy access for workers at the docks on the Isle of Dogs. An identical building marks the exit in Island Gardens, on the north side of the River Thames.
The tunnel is 1,217 feet (371 metres) long and runs approximately 50 feet (15 metres) below the river. The crossing is open 24 hours a day and access is down a long spiral staircase or by customer operated lifts. The mechanism for these lifts has been fully refurbished, however the original lift interiors have been re-used.
The tunnel is lined with white glazed tiles and is well lit. There is 24 hour CCTV coverage.
Plan Your Visit
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Disabled access is available only by the lifts at either end of the tunnel. There are surface level 'Lift Availability' signs.
Planned Closures & Maintenance
Any scheduled closures and maintenance of the foot tunnels or foot tunnel lifts are listed on the Web: Foot Tunnel Website.
TfL Fare Zone 2 & 3 Transport for London Journey Planner
See directions on Greenwich page of this website. If arriving by boat at Greenwich Pier, the tunnel entrance is on the right hand side as you leave the pier.
Woolwich Foot Tunnel
There is a further Foot Tunnel downstream at Woolwich, just beyong the 02 Arena. This tunnel connects Woolwich on the south bank of the Thames to North Woolwich.
Both tunnels are managed by The Royal Borough of Greenwich. This authority has been instrumental in the tunnels refurbishment.
Google Maps - Greenwich Foot Tunnel