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Woolwich Ferry

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It's free and quick and there's two new boats now (although they are only running a limited service... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Fantastic experience - and it is free!

I have used The Woolwich Ferry many times and it is an excellent way to cross the river, providing... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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New Ferry Approach | Woolwich, London SE18 6DX, England
+44 343 222 1234
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

It's free and quick and there's two new boats now (although they are only running a limited service at the moment) and it saves going under the blackwall tunnel. Getting into the boat is easy and there's staff on hand to guide you and your...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I have used The Woolwich Ferry many times and it is an excellent way to cross the river, providing breathtaking views. The staff are all very friendly and I can not recommend this enough. The old vessels, that saw service from 1963 have been retired...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bigaitch27
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

How long the Woolwich Free Ferry will continue is anyone’s guess what with a new East River Crossing on the drawing board once again so make the most of this archaic cable drawn ferry while you can. Facilities are basic and the duty free was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Griff1893
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited the ferry today (4/10/2018) Tomorrow is the last day for these beautiful old girls. I'm sure the new ferries will be better but I'll miss these so I wanted to wish them good bye. One last ride on the old Woolwich ferry. She's puffing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed September 29, 2018

A 5 min wait for the ferry was a lot nicer than being stuck in traffic at the Blackwall tunnel. Will definitely be trying out the new boats next year

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IanPomfret
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I use the Ferry for work, it’s an excellent service. The staff that direct vehicles on and off and keep everything in order are a credit to London. The only thing is when there is a reduction to a one Ferry Service it’s mayhem long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank barnes882018
Reviewed September 10, 2018

There has been a ferry service here for nearly 130 years and it currently serves around 7000 customers daily. It is a unique way to cross the Thames with your vehicle and it is free (pedestrians and cyclists welcome too). Although the crossing only takes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Got on the ferry with my two boys to visit Victoria gardens, the ferry was a 5 min wait, really quick jorney, staff were so friendly and attentive to the boys! Highly recommend to not take cars if can be helped the queue was one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosie F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Ferry staff went out of their way to be helpful, the short trip across the Thames gives visitors a grand view of the River, easy to get to the ferry, well sign-posted from the air-port and easy access roads when leaving the Ferry

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Colfi_1
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

went on ferry to take grandson to park on other side. Bought back childhood memories of the ferry. Very clean and free

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 5, 2018|
Response from SmiffyTB999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it’s still free of charge. The ferry takes articulated lorries and everything smaller. Happy travels
August 11, 2016|
Response from Rodney W |
how long is the waiting time to get a ferry from woolich