A walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel

Greenwich foot tunnel, photos of the pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich  and the Isle of Dogs, London

I love walking through tunnels, so here’s a few photos of my wander through the 1902 foot tunnel under the Thames.

Running from Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs, the 1,217 ft tunnel contains no less than 200, 000 white tiles…

Greenwich foot tunnel, photos of the pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich  and the Isle of Dogs, London

There’s a lift at both ends, bit the spiral staircase is more fun. On the way down, at least.

Greenwich foot tunnel, photos of the pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich  and the Isle of Dogs, London

Greenwich foot tunnel, photos of the pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich  and the Isle of Dogs, London

Greenwich foot tunnel, photos of the pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in East London, linking Greenwich  and the Isle of Dogs, London

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4 Comments on “A walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel”

  1. Fantastic pictures – gave me a good old fashioned nostalgia glow at work this morning…

    In many years of living in Greenwich, I spent a year + walking to work in Docklands; along the river from the old (now demolished) hospital, past the Trinity Hospital, through the foot tunnel and along East Ferry Road to Crossharbour.

    In the worst of the weather throughout the winter, there was something most welcoming about the glow of the glass domes capping the lift / stairwells. A quality constitutional that freed the mind from the dumbing pain of work!

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  2. The official site seems to be referring to flash photography:

    “Photography in the foot tunnels
    Photography is banned in both the Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels. Flash photography can trigger adverse effects to those who suffer from epilepsy and related medical conditions.”

    I didn’t use flash! 🙂

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