We want to get to Greenwich on Monday 2nd. Not sure about boat times or how to find them. Would the tube be more convenient?
Have a look at the City Cruises website. Get to the London Eye and take the City Cruise boat from there to Greenwich. On the way back take the DLR Docklands Light Railway to Bank and then the tube back to central London . There is no tube all the way.
The City Cruise boats are an excellent tourist experience . Sit on the top deck and take lots of pictures.
You can find the boat times at the link below. There are boats that keave from Vauxhall St George's Wharf to Greenwich but you will have more services from Westminster. or the Lindon Eye piers which are both a short walk from Vauxhall.
You can also get to Greenwich using the tube and trains. National rail train services to Greenwich depart from London Bridge so you can get a southbound Victoria Line tube one stop to Stockwell and then switch to the northbound Northern Line via Bank tube to London Bridge and this should take about 15 minutes. Thee trains to Greenwich depart roughly every 10 to 15 minutes and take about 10 minutes.
You can check trains times at the Natiinal rail website or app.Edited: August 02, 2021, 5:52 am
Yes the Thames Clipper is a commuter service so there's very little outside seating. There's a small section at the back of the boat. City Cruises is a tourist service with outdoor seating on the upper deck and will also have commentary.
Wholly agree that City Cruises is the optimal way for tourists to get to Greenwich. Better for views (and photos) from the large up top seating area. Have the camera ready for when it goes through the central arch of Tower Bridge. A fun & informative commentary is provided.
(The Clippers are better for commuters, rather than for tourism)Edited: August 02, 2021, 6:12 am
You can do the trip by 'normal' train, no need to use tube.
Take any train to Waterloo (from Vauxhall they're incredibly frequent). Cross the station concourse to Waterloo East and take any train to London Bridge (again, extremely frequent) then take the train to Greenwich (every ten minutes).
Using the trains is much faster / cheaper than going by river - though not as fun or scenic. You use oyster/contactless for the train, just as you would for the tube.
Thank you, everyone. We used the trains to get there and the boat to return. Had a wonderful day.