a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code CTN

Zone 3 National Rail

London Offers & Links

Thames Barrier and Information Centre 1 mile

The Thames Barrier was completed in 1982 to protect London from exceptionally high tides and storm surges. There is no access to the Barrier itself but in can be seen from the Thames Path and a viewing area near the Information Centre. Displays in the Information Centre show how the Barrier works and how it was designed and built. Café.
Open booked visits only, see website. The best route to walk is along Anchor & Hope Lane to the Thames, then turn right along the Thames Path with good views of the Barrier as you approach.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park 1¼ miles

A freshwater wetland nature reserve opened in 2002 on a site which was once heavily industrialised. It now supports a wide variety of wildlife which can be seen from the boardwalks and bird-watching hides. Remember to look at the nearby Thames too as you walk to the Ecology Park. Admission free.
Open WThFSSu 1000-1700 (or dusk if earlier).
The Ecology Park is ¾ mile from North Greenwich.

Charlton map

London Bus Map (printed or digital)

London City Walks

Walk London Map & Guide, including Royal Parks and Thames Path

Thames Path in London walking guide

London Loop walking guide