Underground Walks

Auntie Mabel, who admits she hasn’t read the site for some time (It’s ok, Auntie -it’s not a crime – yet…TGP) has been wondering about the Underground Greenwich walks that went on a couple of times last year. She says:

“The last Greenwich Underground Walk appears to have been in May 2008. I wonder if the tours proved popular. Do you know if there are any plans for these walks in 2009 (when the weather warms up)? I was aware of the existence of old railway tunnels belonging to the extinct railway under the top end of Royal Hill, the Fire Station and Blackheath Road from old maps, but would like to know more. The topics covered sound very interesting.”
The Phantom replies:

The walks continued for a little longer than that, Auntie, but sadly I suspect we won’t be seeing any more Underground Greenwich walks for a while. Annoyingly, I’ve lost the guy’s email, but he told me he was having trouble getting it off the ground (so to speak.) He’s not a registered tour guide, and because of that the Tourist Information Centre wouldn’t publicise it. I guess it’s something to do with quality control or maybe they’re just protecting their patch. Who knows. I suppose he could go on a tour guide’s course, but he told me that he was spending his time writing a book instead. I wish him luck.

In the meanwhile I leave you with a funky Stevie pic of Greenwich’s most obvious underground passage. Somehow it looks just like a Dr Who set…


One Comment to “Underground Walks”

  1. Annie says:

    In the meanwhile I leave you with a funky Stevie pic of Greenwich’s most obvious underground passage. Somehow it looks just like a Dr Who set…

    I dont know wether you would like to know… The Dr Who set was filmed in Barry Shooting Centre, Wales. Im not much of a Dr Who fan, to be honest only watched one episode because it was filmed at this location. Another programme that was filmed at this location was Sherlock Hommes (BBC Series) not that you see much of it in this programme :)

    Hope this was of interest to you :D