Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip

(5 customer reviews)

Tower Hill underground station, London (meet by the Tower Hill Tram coffee stand)

Guided by Ann or Fiona or Isobel or Russell or Simon W.

Please note

You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Monday Weekly 10.15 am 12.45 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

To start the week, the perfect London Walk… Yes, perfect. Here’s why: 1) Greenwich is its own universe – its own universe just a snap of a finger – 8 minutes – from central London. 2) in Greenwich you step into a trompe-l’oeil picture, a Canaletto scene of order and majesty.

3) The walk decodes Greenwich. 4) To go on this walk is to feast on Greenwich’s secrets – tiny particulars you’d otherwise miss. A horse’s tail, a hidden hand, a tell-tale furrow in the terrain, a crushed king, the world’s most expensive apology, Saint Preposterous, clocks that saved thousands of lives, a save-you-a-tenner secret place to bestride both hemispheres, a flutter of fans, the ‘X’ factor which graces works of genius. 5) The Greenwich walk is the overture to London’s most sensational “day out.”

Riverside pub lunch. The beer Nelson’s old salts drank. His Trafalgar uniform, with the bullet hole. Flea market. Observatory. Cutty Sark. Cream tea. The unique trifecta: down Greenwich way people walk under the Thames, sail across it, fly* over it. N.B. the walk ends in Greenwich, just a couple of minutes away from Greenwich’s superb and blazingly quick transport links back into central London. *That’s right, there it is – in the distance – the gondola in the sky. The Cable Car! Guided by Ann or Isobel.

GREENWICH WALK – THE PRACTICALS

The meeting point is  outside Tower Hill Station Exit by the Tower hill Tram Coffee Stand and we take the boat down to Greenwich N.B. the walk ends in Greenwich Church Street, opposite St. Alfege church. From there it’s a five-minute walk to public transport. Getting back to central London is quick and eezy peezy. You’re spoiled for choice: DLR (Cutty Sark Station), boat from Greenwich pier or the 188 bus. Quickest right into the heart of central London is the DLR  – it’s 19 minutes from Cutty Sark Station to Bank Tube.

The Cutty Sark

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

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5 reviews for Classic Greenwich and Boat Trip

  1. Brigitte Timmermann

    Fantastic walk which I can highly recommended to anyone interested in learning more about the London beyond the city centre. Ann was not only very knowledgeable and professional, but also a lot of fun to be with. The boat ride from the Tower to Greenwich was an additional bonus.

  2. David Tragen

    I’ve always enjoyed the London Walks and found them fascinating, even if the original subject matter isn’t something I’d normally gravitate towards.

    Ann was a highly knowledgeable guide and made the talk very enjoyable. She clearly knew much about the area and made the 3 hours fly by- thank you for an interesting walk!

  3. Peter Letcher

    A great walk, highly recommended. Ann undertook it with enthusiasm and was full of great information. My Australian relations were very impressed and want to go on another London Walk.

  4. Joanna

    Russell was our first tour guide, for our first of 5 London walks. Greenwich was beautiful, uncrowned. We took a river boat from Embankment Pier and easily found Russell waiting outside the Greenwich Maritime Tube Station. I don’t think on your own you could experience this part of London without a guide. Russell lives in Greenwich and truly loved sharing his stories and insights into this grand area.

  5. Katherine

    I’ve been to Greenwich many times and thought I knew all the sights to see. How wrong I was. Isobel took us places I didn’t know about and told fabulous tales from history. I really appreciate Isobel’s depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic at hand. Or any other topic. Unlike those “free” walks where the guides rely on reading Blue Plaques for their historical context, Isobel’s expertise is deep and impressive. Blue Badges and London Walks are a winning combo.

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