Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Have you ever made the journey along the slightly creepy Greenwich Foot Tunnel?
Around 1.2million people a year make the 1,217ft journey under the Thames.
Construction started in June 1899, supported by London County Council and designed by Sir Alexander Binnie. The tunnel replaced an unreliable ferry service and allowed 19th century dock workers a better commute, linking Greenwich with Island Gardens in Tower Hamlets.
The tunnel opened on 4 August 1902.
- It contains over 200,000 glazed white tiles.
- In 2012 several pedestrians reported a funny smell form the lifts and tunnel, with people falling ill and experiencing breathing difficulties. Fire, police and ambulance services were called to the scene but could find nothing out of the ordinary. It’s a mystery…
- It’s a popular film and music video location and Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen cycling along the tunnel in a Sherlock episode, despite the fact, cycling is strictly prohibited.
- It’s open 24 hours but I certainly wouldn’t want to be caught alone there on a dark night!
Find out more including opening times here.