Friday, July 21, 2017

The Ferries of London 2017

So how many ferries are there in London that cross the Thames?

As noted in the previous post, I'm working with this definition:

  • The ferry must have run for at least one day in the last year, taking members of the general public directly across the river Thames at some point between the London Stones.

The ones that I've identified which have run between Summer 2016 and Summer 2017 are as follows, starting at the west and heading downriver to the estuary:
  1. Shepperton to Weybridge
  2. Hampton Ferry
  3. Hammertons Ferry
  4. Tower Bridge - Temporary Ferry
  5. Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe Ferry
  6. North Greenwich to Trinity Buoy Wharf
  7. Woolwich Ferry
  8. Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry

Over the last year or so I've been visiting them, only using public transport to get there and back, taking the ferry just one way across the Thames.

The next set of posts will describe the visit and journey on each one.

Updated: the Tower Bridge ferry only ran for one day so it might be better to classify these as there being 7 London ferries and for the 2016-2017 period one additional temporary ferry. Also initially missed the North Greenwich to Trinity Buoy Wharf ferry that some have called the secret ferry.


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