How to get to Greenwich Peninsula

How to Get to Greenwich Peninsula
Greenwich Peninsula travel

Greenwich Peninsula is just eight minutes from London Bridge on the Jubilee Line.

It’s also easy to get here using MBNA Thames Clippers, and via Docklands Light Railway Greenwich Peninsula is also a short bus ride from Greenwich town centre,

The Docklands Light Railway goes to Canary Wharf where you can change to the Jubilee line.

Regular MBNA Thames Clippers services sail from Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Canary Wharf and Tower Piers to North Greenwich Pier. All of these piers are wheelchair accessible, as are MBNA Thames Clippers. An Oyster Card is the easiest and cheapest way to pay for your travel on all these services. Get your own Visitor Oyster Card here.

Visiting the UK from Europe after Brexit

If you’re visiting the UK from Europe after Brexit there’s no need to be concerned. What you need to show at the UK border will not change, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. How you can drive in the UK will not change after Brexit.

Even if free movement has ended, if you’re a citizen of any other EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, you’ll still be able to enter the UK without a visa but only for up to 3 months.

You can find out more on the UK Government website.

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MBNA Thames Clippers
The fastest fleet on the river

MBNA Thames Clippers provide commuters and sightseers with a unique way to travel around the capital. Get to Greenwich Peninsula from Embankment Pier, Tower Pier, Canary Wharf and all the major London piers in between.

Download the Thames Clippers Tickets App here for free, available on Android and iPhone. You can also use Oyster Cards on MBNA Thames Clippers. Pick up a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

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City Cruises

City Cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from four fantastic piers near Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich.

You can then take a 188 or 129 bus to Greenwich Peninsula – the bus trip takes about eight minutes.

City Cruises boats are designed to give you the best vantage point of river life. Enjoy the views from the open air upper deck or comfortable saloon. Tickets available from any City Cruises pier or at via the Book Now buttom below. The timetable is seasonal so please check times before you set off.

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Thames River Services
Thames River Services

Thames River Services are the oldest established passenger sightseeing company on the Thames. Boats range from the very modern ‘Sarpedon’ to the more traditional ‘Hollywood’.

You can buy tickets either on-line or at Westminster, Embankment, Festival, Bankside, St Katharine’s and Greenwich Piers for boats going to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier or returning to Westminster from Greenwich.

Transfer by 188 or 129 bus to Greenwich Peninsula – it’s a quick eight minute trip!

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London Underground
North Greenwich

Take the underground to North Greenwich, on the Jubilee line, which is just next door to The O2 and Emirates Air Line.

It takes about eight  minutes from London Bridge, or 20 minutes from Bond Street. You can of course get here from any tube station though and change at appropriate stations en-route.

Use Transport for London’s Journey Planner to plan your route and pick up a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

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Take a Docklands Light Railway train from Bank station direct to Canary Wharf and change to the Jubilee Line to go one stop to North Greenwich.

You can also travel from Tower Gateway, changing trains at Shadwell. There are no drivers because the system is completely automated, so sit at the front and pretend to steer! Get a Visitor Oyster Card in advance and your journey will be even smoother.

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By Emirates Air Line
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The Emirates Air Line is the UK’s only urban cable car and runs between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. This unique journey across the river Thames takes less than ten minutes and offers fantastic views across the city.

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Buy Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers combo tickets here:

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By Bus
Fly over the Thames
London Bus

You can travel to Greenwich Peninsula on a traditional red bus – something London has been famous for since the 1930s. There are lots of bus routes that run through Greenwich Peninsula including the 188 from Russell Square and the 129 which connect Greenwich with North Greenwich.

Getting to other parts of Greenwich is easy by bus, and this useful map will help you find your way around. The cheapest and easiest way to pay for your travel is with an Oyster Card. You can buy a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

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By Plane
Coming from further afield?

London City Airport is just the other side of the river Thames, a few minutes away from ExCeL London and a short journey from Greenwich Peninsula. You can fly direct to the airport from many countries around the world, and it’s the ideal airport for those visiting Greenwich and London. Avoid queuing and buy a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card before you travel!


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