We took a trip into London today and did a London Walk through Greenwich, I wanted to see the Ansel Adams Exhibition in the National Maritime Museum and Matt wanted to go for a walk so it was the perfect combination. The London Walks are guided walks with the opportunity to see parts of London you might not think to visit otherwise and learn a little more about the area. Perfect for visitors to the City and a lovely way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.
The Greenwich walk starts at Tower Hamlets with a boat trip down the Thames (best suited for warmer weather) and ends at The National Maritime Museum. There are several options for getting back to Tower Hamlets, or wherever you’re heading to afterwards but if you’re heading back on the tube it’s worth a look at the Greenwich Foot Tunnel
The Greenwich Foot Tunnel runs under the River Thames between Cutty Sark Gardens and Island Gardens, on the Isle of Dogs. It is 1,217 feet in length and approximately 50 feet deep. Its original purpose was to allow south London residents to work in the docks on the Isle of Dogs. It was designed by Sir Alexander Binnie and was opened on 4 August 1902 at a cost of £127,000. The tunnel is lined with 200,000 glazed white tiles. (From The Greenwich Guide – read more about the tunnel.
In the absence of getting off my (uninspired) butt and doing a 5 things for last week here’s the short version – 1 thing I liked about last week.
An hour or so in a slightly wet (but mainly sunny) and very windy Brockwell Park at an acoustic Picnic with Laura Kidd aka She Makes War. A perfect soundtrack for a Sunday afternoon.