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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Greenwich foot tunnel  Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Designed by Sir Alexander Binnie, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel opened in August 1902 so that south London residents could go to work in the docks on the Isle of Dogs. 

The tunnel provides pedestrian access between Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich and Island Gardens, across the Thames river. The riverside at Island Gardens gives a splendid view of Maritime Greenwich.

Tunnel facts

  • The tunnel is 1,217 feet long and runs about 50 feet under the River Thames.
  • Two hundred thousand glazed white tiles line the tunnel walls.
  • It cost £127,000 to build.

Opening hours

The foot tunnel is open 24 hours a day. There are about a hundred steps on each end, or you can take the lift when it is operating.

The foot tunnel is subject to closures during essential works. Before you travel, find out dates and times of closures and alternative arrangements:

More about foot tunnels - including planned closures

Lift operating hours

Monday to Saturday: 7am to 7pm 
Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm


Cutty Sark Gardens
SE10 9HT

Location map of Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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