The next time you're travelling to Greenwich, give the tube a miss and try the Docklands Light Railway instead.
These aren't your normal kind of trains. They don't have any cabins at the front so you can sit right at the end and look out the window -- a bit like sitting on the top-deck of a double-decker bus.
Part of the route is on a normal train track, but a fair bit will take place on a monorail above-ground, offering you a fantastic view of the scenery as it whizzes past. And when it goes below ground it's even better, because you can see the tunnel twisting and turning ahead of you! It's almost like a roller-coaster ride.
There are plenty of routes to choose from, but we recommend catching it at Bank (the start of the line) and getting off at Canary Wharf (you will need to board the train to Lewisham). The steel and glass skyscrapers at Canary Wharf are worth a look, especially when the train pulls into the futuristic stations above the water. You'll also get some great views of the river and the Millennium Dome. The journey beyond that to Cutty Sark is worth doing as well (but only if you're going to Greenwich).
Craig has tried this journey out, and definitely recommends it. You can read his review on his London blog. You might also enjoy his review of the London underground. He's also put together a marathon bus/train journey around London, using the buses, boats, trains and DLR.
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