Travel To Greenwich


Greenwich is easy to reach by train from London Bridge or Charing Cross, providing a fantastic day out for all ages. The views are incredible and the seaside air helps you feel relaxed and refreshed. The Orangery at the Old Royal Naval College is an ideal spot for a picnic with friends and family, and for those interested in greener spaces, Greenwich Park covers 76 acres of beautiful English landscape. Greenwich is London’s most charming suburb.

Explore the capital and its history from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, including the Mermaid Theatre and a spectacular view of London from the parkland, South Greenwich Forum ( Take Thameslink to Greenwich for a fulfilling day out. With its glorious green spaces, the River Thames, the bustling waterfront and the National Maritime Museum Sir Christopher Wren's Royal Naval College, Greenwich offers an unforgettable day out. Greenwich borough, to me, always feels like a gateway to the South East. There is one part of Greenwich that has always interested me more than any other: Greenwich Park.

Getting To Greenwich

Once you board a Thameslink train, there’s much to enjoy. From the cities and towns we travel through, to the numerous stations we stop at. On your way to Greenwich, you’ll travel past golf courses and historic homes and colleges, many of which have been used in television shows and films. We also take you beside beautiful canals and alongside rivers that pass through towns rich in history. With us, it’s easy to take advantage of everything this part of London has to offer.

Getting to Greenwich should be simple. That is a promise we make to you. Thameslink has direct trains from 23 stations to Greenwich, and can even take you there from central London. We know that train journeys can sometimes cause problems though, which is why are always on hand to help in any way we can. How about getting to Greenwich? This historical location, in Southwest London, is full of attractions like the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

Most people prefer to ride on the Millennium Footbridge from London Bridge Station to Greenwich, which takes around half an hour to an hour. Getting to Greenwich is easy, whether it’s for leisure or business, and with Thameslink you can alight at London Blackfriars, London Bridge, St Pancras International plus many more. So when you want to relax and enjoy the capital take a Thameslink train direct into Greenwich. With Thameslink, you can enjoy the full range of facilities that our fleet of high quality trains has to offer.

We have plenty of space and seating as well as power for all your devices at no extra cost. Your journey to Greenwich starts right here. Find out where you can get to Greenwich with Thameslink and make the most of your time in the capital. I can think of no place in London more peaceful than Greenwich. The history of Greenwich could be traced back to Roman times. In October 1884, the Greenwich Meridian Conference took place in Washington, D.

Things To Do In Greenwich

So it's no wonder that Greenwich remains so popular for tourists. And, if you are looking for things to do near London, this is a town well worth visiting. It's jam-packed with attractions and things to see and do, and there are lots of family days out in Greenwich from ice skating and indoor skydiving to Harry Potter studio tours. The Cutty Sark, which was built in the 19th Century, now houses a museum that is packed full of information about this incredible ship and the days of early seafaring.

Kids will love this part of Greenwich because it will transport them back to a time when life at sea was much more dangerous and unpredictable. The Maritime Museum is another Greenwich attraction that has to be seen to be believed. Step back into a bygone era, walk the decks of HMS Belfast and see its amazing weaponry close-up. Kids will love playing pirates with an assortment of different games and dressing up in the costume section.

Now before you run off thinking that Greenwich is all for the kids, think again. There are a number of attractions in Greenwich that the adult in you cant afford to miss. The National Maritime Museum is a great example and its as much fun today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1937. C.  This brought together representatives from 25 countries to determine what meridian should be used for Greenwich Mean Time.

Buying Tickets

My regular Thameslink journey takes about 20 mins from London Bridge to Blackfriars station. I use the ticket machine in London Bridge to buy a return ticket before setting off. If you don't have a smartcard or Oyster Pay As You Go, you can buy £10 or £20 return tickets from London Underground stations in Zones 1-3. In some major stations like Victoria, you can also buy your ticket from the train guard on board before you reach your destination.

This could work out cheaper but it’s more expensive if you aren’t caught on the right train. If you are catching a train from London Bridge, Charing Cross or Cannon Street, you can buy your ticket before you get to the station. You can buy Thameslink tickets online in advance from this website. This gives you options for printing a voucher, buying a ticket on your phone with an app or collecting from a ticket machine at the station before you travel.

You can also buy Thameslink tickets from a ticket machine or ticket office at these stations. First Capital Connect tickets normally cost the same as with National Rail (Southeastern or Southern). This is because they use the same fares and ticketing system as National Rail. They also work in a similar way, with season tickets covering different zones. So if you are new to using the train, you should find it easy to buy Thameslink tickets.

By Docklands Light Railway

By Tube. Cutty Sark DLR station (walk towards the river), then follow signs directing you to the Museum (about 10 minutes walk). Greenwich DLR station (walk towards O2 Arena from station Exit head right into Meridian Plaza, through to Greenwich Market and stay on left hand side), then follow signs directing you to the Museum. By Bus. From London Bridge bus station: E11, 39T and 104; 35 from Trafalgar Square; 40, 43, 109 and 118 from Oxford Street; 42 from Covent Garden; 45, 78, 177 from Holborn.

The DLR runs every five minutes from about 5. 30am until about midnight and stops at most stations along the way. On weekdays there is almost always a train waiting. Conveniently, half of the DLRs run clockwise and the other half anticlockwise in an attempt to reduce the number of people standing face to face whilst staring into the middle distance during rush hours – on a Friday afternoon this can be really annoying because everyone hates everyone else with a passion.

By National Rail.  Both Cutty Sark and Greenwich DLR stations are on the London Overground North London Line from Willesden Junction to Stratford. From these stations you can get a Victoria line train to connect with direct trains to towns in South East England such as Brighton, Hertfordshire, Croydon and West Sussex. I live in Docklands and I'm quite familiar with Lewisham station. It's easy to get to, there's lots of seating, but there's one problem.

By Underground Train

North Greenwich Station is on the Jubilee line which runs from Stratford via Waterloo to Stanmore. Earls Court and West Brompton are on the District line and connect to many stations within London. All areas are served by buses from the station. There is a 24-hour NCP car park in Seagrave Road as well as pay-and-display parking available in Cromwell Road, Western Way, and Blackwall Reach. Penelope Wylde was waiting on the platform at North Greenwich Station which was deserted other than a man standing against the wall with a brief case beside him.

She looked up at the display and saw that there would just be one more train before the night tube finished for the evening. By Underground Train. North Greenwich Station is on the Jubilee line which runs from Stratford via Waterloo to Stanmore. The underground steps are too steep, especially for those of us who have trouble climbing stairs. Please fix this. As of December 2013, Canary Wharf station is the busiest combined rail and underground station in Britain, with over 50 million passenger entries and exits between August 2012 and July 2013.

By Boat

The Thames is an integral part of London’s history. The river is a great tourist attraction; it also provides employment and sustenance (see the boat people) to many Londoners. One of the easiest and most popular routes on it is the Thames Clipper service, which offers regular services from Embankment pier three times an hour for under 7 pounds return, calling at London Eye pier (for the London Eye and County Hall), Blackfriars pier (for St Paul’s cathedral), Millennium pier (for the Tate Modern), Bankside pier (for Tate Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe).

In the past, a journey by boat to Greenwich would have taken you on board a cumbersome, slow-moving barge. These days, travel can be as fast as by car and it takes just 15 minutes to reach Greenwich Pier from central London. A one-way river boat ticket to Greenwich costs £8. 50, but for an extra £2. 50 you can enjoy the added comfort of a covered cabin and leather bench seating with tables. You may need this if it’s raining outside as there is no shelter on board – so take an umbrella.

The fast boats from Embankment Pier to Greenwich Pier take just 31 minutes while the fast boat from central London Eye pier to Greenwich Pier takes 39 minutes. Apart from the fast boats departing every hour, the off-peak services depart about once every 10 minutes. There is also a fast service from Central London run by City Cruises which takes an estimated 37 minutes to reach Greenwich. By Train.  The nearest Underground station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee line which runs between Westminster and Canning Town.