Bus. Walk. Train. Repeat. I wish I had a little trail that I could track of all the places I’ve been in this city just to see how much of it I have covered. While I have no doubt that I’d have some impressive coverage of the city of London over the past 7.5 years leading groups, I get a certain kick from traveling off the beating path. And when you’re traveling on the Thames, it’s definitely not the traditional way to get around town.
If you wander down to Big Ben, you can hop on a Thames Clipper and head down the river to Greenwich. While it’s a tiny village feel, it still has tube access, London city buses and a view of the skyline in the distance. It’s very much part of London… just kinda on the outskirts. I got back tonight from a great day there, and I figured I’d share what our itinerary of the day so that you can copy it sometimes when you’re itching to get out of the city. Or you know, almost out of it.
08:45 | Meet at Westminster Pier to get tickets for Thames Clipper
*Just outside Westminster tube station, Caffe Nero just there so you can buy a coffee before you go!
11:30 | Depart Cutty Sark. Wander up to Royal Observatory. Stand on the Prime Meridian!
*Give yourself a bit longer to walk up here than expected. That hill takes some time to wander up!
16:30 | Walk back to Thames Clipper and head back to London!
Have a great time in Greenwich. What am I saying? Of course, you will. It’s gorgeous in the fall, and that view of London from the Royal Observatory! Ahhhh, you’re gonna love it.
*images original to Aspiring Kennedy