The Greenwich Peninsula in south London has, historically, not been the most accessible destination for visitors, so a new collaboration between the InterContinental London – The O2 hotel and transport providers, including Transport for London, MBNA Thames Clippers and the Thames RIB Experience, to offer guests improved connectivity in and around the area and into central London is to be welcomed.
The hotel, which has 453 guests rooms and significant meetings space, has also agreed extended operational hours on the Emirates Air Line cable car for groups travelling late between the hotel and neighbouring ExCeL London.
Delegates returning late to the hotel will, from 7 October, be able to take advantage of new ‘Night Tube’ hours on the Jubilee line. Hotel guests can also make us of the complimentary chauffeur services to and from nearby North Greenwich Station, 400m from the hotel.
Hotel GM Hasham Soliman says: “We are privileged to be located in a fantastic part of London that invites guests to reach us either on foot, by road, by boat or via tube and cable car for a memorable and varied sense of arrival that’s unique to the capital. Establishing relationships with key transport providers on and around the Peninsula was a key part of our commitment to make connections for our guests accessible and hassle free.”
In future, hotel guests will be able to use the high-speed Elizabeth line services into Canary Wharf (tunnels and stations built by CrossRail) – just one stop from the hotel – which is due to be fully operational in 2019, from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
In addition, automated driver-less vehicles from GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) are in planning to offer access around the Peninsula.