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Cycle Route Tower Bridge in London to Fakenham in Norwich

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Tower Bridge in London to Fakenham in NorwichChelmsford0100200050100150200250300

Added on 23 Feb 2017,

on 02 Nov 2023

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Start location

London, ENG, GB (13 m NHN)

End location

Dereham, ENG, GB (35 m NHN)

Sources of information

Guide Books and Maps:

  • Sustrans Essex & Thames Estuary Cycle Map: Including Colchester, Harlow, Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Thurrock and 5 Individual Day Rides
  • Sustrans Suffolk Cycle Map: Including the Suffolk Coast Cycle Route, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe and 5 Individual Day Rides
  • Sustrans Norfolk Cycle Map: Including the Norfolk Coast Cycleway, Norwich, Thetford, Lowestoft, Beccles and 5 Individual Day Rides


This route is still under development but there are many sections already open.

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0 km
4,5 km
37 m

GB-N1 2TB London


Bike Lockers

9 covered bike lockers available.


0 km
4,3 km
42 m


GB-NW1 2QS London


Tourist information


6 km
3,1 km
15 m

GB-SE10 London/Greenwich


Heritage building(s)/World heritage site

Old Royal Naval College
Old Royal Naval College
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
O2 Arena, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich
O2 Arena, near to Blackwall Tunnel, Greenwich

Greenwich is the famous maritime district of south east London Wikivoyage Icon and features several popular attractions.

Greenwich town centre lies at the west end of the larger Royal Borough of Greenwich, which also includes Eltham and Woolwich. North Greenwich is a separate district and includes the O2 Arena.


Greenwich is a district of great historic importance and Maritime Greenwich is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Nearby Blackheath is a leafy area of grand historic homes.

In 2012, Greenwich became a Royal Borough.


Although far from central London, Greenwich is the home of several interesting tourist attractions. The combination of Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory, the Queens House and the Royal Naval College make up Maritime Greenwich, which is a site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • The Cutty Sark, King William Walk (Adjacent to Greenwich Pier),  +44 20 8858 3445. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. A preserved tea and wool clipper built in 1869 which set the record for passage from Australia under sail. The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007, but thankfully much of the ship's infrastructure had been removed at the time since a conservation project was underway. The site reopened in 2012 with changes to the display of the ship including raising it so that visitors can see the underneath. £13.50. Wikipedia Icon 
  • The Fan Museum, 12 Croom's Hill, SE10 8ER (DLR: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 20 8305 1441. Tu–Sa 11:00–17:00; Su 12:00–17:00. The world's largest fan museum, for those who are big fans of fans. £4 (adults) & £3 (children 7–16 yrs). Wikipedia Icon 
  • Greenwich Park. 06:00-sunset. Situated on a hill rising up from Greenwich town centre, the park offers impressive views from the hilltop across the River Thames to Docklands and the City of London. The park also provides a setting for several historic buildings, including the Royal Observatory, the old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House. Free. Wikipedia Icon 
  • The National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, SE10 9NF (DLR: Cutty Sark),  +44 20 8858 4422. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. Contains the UK's national collection of Maritime artefacts (although do not expect much in the way of whole ships). One of the buildings housing the museum is the Queens House, built by Inigo Jones as the first Palladian building in England. Free. Wikipedia Icon 
  • The Royal Observatory, Flamsteed House (In middle of Greenwich Park),  +44 20 8858 4422. 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. The home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, this is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT as measured from the Prime Meridian). Now a detached part of the National Maritime Museum, it houses an impressive display and a recently-built planetarium. There are several different star shows per day and are well worth the money, especially as it's now the only celestial performance of its kind around, after the London Planetarium completely converted to Madame Tussauds. Free for entry to the observatory, £7 entrance for the Meridian Line and Flamsteed House, planetarium shows separate, £4.50-6.50 (combined tickets available). Wikipedia Icon (updated May 2015)
  • The Royal Naval College, Old Royal Naval College, 2 Cutty Sark Gdns, SE10 9NN,  +44 20 8269 4747. Painted Hall and Chapel 10:00-17:00, closed 24-26 Dec. Built by Christopher Wren in 1694 as the Greenwich Hospital for the relief and support of seamen and their dependents and for the improvement of navigation. It became the Royal Naval College in 1869, and recently the University of Greenwich and Trinity College of Music have moved in. Best known for its Painted Hall, with elaborate ceiling and wall paintings executed by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726. Free. Wikipedia Icon 
  • Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, SE10 8QX,  +44 20 8294 2548. At Blackheath, the Ranger's House maintains a large ceramic collection. adults £6.70, children £4.00, concessions £6.00. Wikipedia Icon 
  • Emirates Aviation Experience, Emirates Aviation Experience, Edmund Halley Way, London SE10 0FR (Next to the Greenwich Peninsula terminal of the Emirates AirLine),  +44 20 3440 7021 (Monday-Friday), +44 20 3475 8299 (Saturday-Sunday). Winter 10:00 - 18:00, Summer 10:00 - 19:00. For families and aviation enthusiasts, Emirates has created an interactive exhibition about how their A380 planes operate. Upgraded tickets are available that give up to 4 people the opportunity to experience a flight simulator in either an A380 or B777 cockpit. There is also an on-site cafe and souvenir shop. 


  • The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX (tube:North Greenwich),  +44 20 8463 2000. 09:00–01:00 (last admission). The former Millennium Dome has been transformed into a major entertainment complex consisting of a large arena which plays host to a number of world class perfomers, a cinema which includes the largest screen in the UK, and numerous bars and restaurants. Wikipedia Icon 
  • Blackheath Heath Fireworks Display +44 20 8314 7321. Every Guy Fawkes night (5th of November) Lewisham council put on a spectacular free fireworks display. In the past few years crowds of over 100,000 have amassed, so arrive early to secure a good spot. The heath also hosts funfairs and circus at various times of the year. Free.
  • Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8NN (tube: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 8719 025732. Tends to show art-house films. The large Odeon multiplex has 18-screens, but is located a bit out-of-the way, at Bugsby Way, on the way to the O2 Arena. 
  • Greenwich Theatre, Croom's Hill, SE10 8ES (tube: Cutty Sark/Greenwich),  +44 20 8858 7755.
  • St. Alfege Church, Greenwich Church St, SE10 9BJ (tube: Cutty Sark),  +44 20 8853 0687. A beautiful Baroque church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor (and is rumoured to have links with Occultists, Freemasons and such-like). Hosts classical music concerts and organ recitals. Its Christmas choir is enjoyable also. Wikipedia Icon 

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48 km
1,2 km
23 m

GB-DA11 0TA Gravesham


Bike Lockers

8 bike lockers available.


99 km
0,4 km
27 m

GB-CM1 1DU Chelmsford


Heritage building(s)

Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Shire Hall and part of the High Street, Chelmsford
Shire Hall and part of the High Street, Chelmsford
Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Hylands House, Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Chelmsford is in Essex, England.


World-famous for being the birthplace of radio, Chelmsford is the county town and the first city of Essex, England. It is almost exactly in the centre of the county and it has been the county town of Essex since 1215. It is also the seat of the Borough of Chelmsford, which covers a wider area than the city, including the new (ca. 1970s) settlement of South Woodham Ferrers on the banks of the River Crouch. The Borough Council celebrated its centenary in 1988 (it had been incorporated as a municipal borough in 1888 under the Municipal Corporations Act 1882), and the city its 800th anniversary in 1999. Chelmsford was made a city on the Queen's diamond jubilee in March 2012.


  • Chelmsford Cathedral, New Street, CM1 1TY (Located directly behind The Shire Hall), +44 1245 294492. The church of St Mary the Virgin in Chelmsford was probably built along with the town 800 years ago. It was rebuilt in the 15th and early 16th centuries, with walls of flint rubble, stone and brick. There is also a tower and spire with a ring of thirteen bells. The nave was again rebuilt in the early 19th century, after it had partially collapsed. Enclosed in beautiful gardens which offer a haven for the local populace, especially summer lunchtimes, the Cathedral is open year-round and entry is free. Wikipedia Icon  
  • Hylands House and Park. Hylands House and Park just to the west of the town is a country house and parkland, saved from dereliction and purchased by the local council in 1966 after the death of the last private owner. Much damaged by fire and vandalism by the time of the sale, the house has now been completely restored by Chelmsford Borough Council. The house dates from 1730, and the park (574 acres or 232 ha) was landscaped by Humphry Repton. Open to the public and used for a wide range of community events, it is also available for weddings and other private hires including conferences, etc. The park has been the site of annual music festivals, such as the V Festival and the ill-fated Council-run Chelmsford Spectacular. It was the site for the 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007 and hosted Eurojam two years before in the summer of 2005. Wikipedia Icon  
  • The Shire Hall. The Shire Hall Chelmsford.The Shire Hall is at the top of the High Street. Opened in July 1791 and built by local Architect and County Surveyor John Johnson, it features a Portland Stone façade. One of the oldest and most prominent buildings in Chelmsford, it was built as a Court house, which it has remained to this day. 
  • Essex Police Museum, Chelmsford CM2 6DN. Sa 10AM-4PM, and W during school holidays 10AM-4PM. (updated Sep 2018)
  • Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ, +44 1245 605700. M-Th 10:00-17:00, F school hols 10:00-17:00 term time: closed, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00. Wikipedia Icon (updated Jun 2017)
  • Essex Regiment Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ, +44 1245 605700. M-Th 10:00-17:00, F school hols 10:00-17:00 term time: closed, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 13:00-16:00. (updated Jun 2017)

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