"Old" Woolwich was the High Street, near the middle of the map and beside the river, but the modern town centre now stretches along Powis Street to the main (Arsenal) Station.
The Woolwich tunnel is also FREE. Finding the entrance at the South end can be a bit tricky as it hides shyly behind the Waterfront Leisure Centre.
Now the key question is this. Why does the TFL journey planner advise you to spend £6.20 (or even £2.60) rather than going for a freebie? The system knows about the ferry ...
... but seems unwilling to find it as part of a through journey. Perhaps TFL are tying to recoup some of their £7 million a year? Or perhaps the people who build the technology don't know what goes on at Woolwich. The TFL "spider" map for Woolwich labels the ferry, but the tunnel remains anonymous - maybe because it is closed; or perhaps because ... no idea?
To add to the confusion, the London Bus map (South East) shows the ferry but does not even mention the tunnel!
While our reader ponders this one, enjoy a piccy of the older ferries (replaced in 1963). Bet they had toilets on them!
next blog : due on Tuesday May 3rd