Classic Greenwich

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

Guided by Ann or Isobel

Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
Monday Weekly10.15 am12.45 pm Winter Summer

 

 

 

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. 6) We begin with the best boat ride in London and we get you a big discount. 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 Greenwich Walk takes place every Monday morning at 10.15 am. The meeting point is by the “Tower Hill Tram” coffee stall just outside the exit of Tower HillTube. 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, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Classic Greenwich 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 privatewalks@walks.com 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

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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