On the Greenwich walk, there is an additional charge for the boat ride, for which we get you a discounted fare.
To start the weekend, the perfect London Walk…Yes, perfect. Here’s why: 1) Greenwich is its own universe – its own universe just a snap of a finger 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, Fiona or Jan
GREENWICH WALK – THE PRACTICALS
The meeting point is outside Tower Hill Station. Meet just outside the Exit, by the Tower Hill Tram Coffee Stand. Here’s a photo of the meeting point.
We form up by the Tower Hill Tram Refreshment Stand and make our way past the Tower of London down to the river. The guide normally does a bit of guiding on the way down to the Thames. At the pier, we board the boat for our voyage down to Greenwich. N.B. the walk ends at 1.15 pm 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.
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING
An All-Star Team of Guides
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 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
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.