This little ferry across the Thames is one of London’s secrets. It being a nice, warm, calm, and sunny day, and needing to get to North Greenwich to meet a friend for lunch, I decided to take the ferry rather than the tube. Down at Trinity Buoy Wharf, you have to phone a mobile number, and the boat comes to pick you up from the pier. This morning, I could see the boat on my side of the river, it just had to come round the corner to the waiting area.
The boat just puts its nose up against the pier, you step on, and you’re off.
There was a fair amount of traffic on the river today.
At the pier on the O2 side of the river, the ferry noses in to a specially designed space, you pay your £2 fare, and off you get.
The boat is mainly used for staff for the clippers, so the ferry service is a bit of an extra. The crossing is just a couple of minutes, and you can sit inside or out on the stern deck. The service runs from 5am to 7pm, but not between 11 and 11.30.