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Woolwich Foot Tunnel, London

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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.
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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  • From J Boy of Derby Not as busy as its sister Greenwich this is another foot tunnel crossing the river from Woolwich to north Woolwich. It's deeper and longer than the Greenwich one, open 24 hours it ...  more »
  • There is a long Hidden foot tunnel in Woolwich that link the south East to East London. It's one of the hidden beauty of Woolwich as you cross the great Thames River trekking across.  more »
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