How To Get To Greenwich In London

How To Get To Greenwich

If you want to experience rich Maritime history and take a look at the home of the Meridian line and GMT, you should visit Greenwich. Most of the tourist spots and attractions in Greenwich are free to visit. With every fantastic place nearby, staying overnight is also a very good option. All the sights in Greenwich are within walking distance, but if you’re looking for ways to get there , here are some suggestions.

Greenwich is about twenty minutes from Central London. It’s well connected to London’s travel network.  Here are some of the transport options:

Docklands Light Railway
One of the best ways to get to Greenwich is through Canary Wharf. London’s Docklands provide easy access to Greenwich. If you can manage the front seat, it will be an excellent ride. Docklands Light Railway is a driverless elevated railway system. If get on the train from Bank or Tower Gateway, you can reach Cutty Sark and Greenwich station in about twenty minutes.   Docklands Light Railway is also well connected with the Excel and London City Airport.

By River
This is one of the nicest and most beautiful ways to travel to Greenwich. Once you are on a cruise, you can enjoy the pleasant scenery and halts at various ports all along the way. You can choose from many different city cruises, which also provide a running commentary throughout the journey.

There are many companies in Greenwich, which run boat tours from Westminster Bridge, Tower of London and Millenium Wheel. These boats drop you off at Greenwich Pier, which is just adjacent to Greenwich town centre. Once you are here, you will be able to access all attractions easily. Most of them are walking distance from the town centre. Boat companies also offer discounts to travelcard holders. Thames Clippers service will be your best bet. It may be infrequent at times, but it provides better and quicker service.

Most people have no idea, but the world’s oldest suburban line runs straight to Greenwich. However, the trains are contemporary and modern. You can easily catch a train from Charing Cross, Waterloo, Cannon Street and London bridge.  A train journey from Charing Cross to Greenwich will just take fifteen minutes. During rush hours in the morning or evening, trains from Charing Cross and Waterloo can get busy so it’s best to avoid those times if you can. You can take a train to London Bridge, and simply board the one starting from Cannon Street. During off-peak hours, there are six trains every hour from London Bridge to Greenwich.

However, if you are travelling to visit the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park or the National Maritime Museum, Maze Hill or the Cutty Sark DLR could be a better option.   For the 02 it’s best to go by tube on the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich.

Like most of London, Greenwich is subject to parking restrictions.   As a result, it’s recommended to use one of the public transport routes.