The Woolwich foot tunnel crosses under the River Thames in East London from Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to North Woolwich in the London Borough of Newham. The tunnel offers pedestrians and cyclists an alternative way to cross the river when the Woolwich Free Ferry service is not operating. Both entrances to the tunnel are Grade II listed buildings. The south entrance is somewhat hidden behind the Waterfront leisure centre. It is the oldest remaining building in the riverside area of Old Woolwich.Our London online trip maker makes visiting Woolwich Foot Tunnel and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The tunnel was designed by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice and built by Walter Scott & Middleton for London County Council and opened by Lord Cheylesmore, Chairman of the LCC, on Saturday, 26 October 1912. Its creation owed much to the efforts of working-class politician Will Crooks who had worked in the docks and, after chairing the LCC's Bridges Committee responsible for the tunnel, would later serve as Labour MP for Woolwich.
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Very interesting place, lots of different feet to look at. It’s quite a long tunnel but well lit. Personally I prefer bare feet but this tunnel has a variety. Lots to sniff. Wouldn’t recommend... more »
Takes about 20 minutes to walk through which is quicker than any other way of getting to the other side. Popular and well used very old historic tunnel. Could do with a bit of TLC more »
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