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The View - Thames Barrier

The View offers hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes, hot dogs, baguettes, soups and cakes and Kids lunch boxes, as well as a selection of hot and cold refreshments. Enjoy your lunch and drink inside, or take it outside and enjoy the view from the terrace. The View cafe also features an outside picnic and children's play area.

Map showing location of The View
  • Address: 1 Unity Way, SE18 5NJ
  • Phone: 020 8305 4188
  • Open: Thursday-Sunday 10.30am-5pm

Green Chain Walk Section 5 passes near The View.

Getting there

The nearest station is Charlton.

  • From: Charlton Station - Take bus 161, 177 or 180 from Stop E (towards Chislehurst, Thamesmead or Crabtree)
  • To: Holborn College, then walk north on Eastmoor Street

For travel information from your home to the cafe ring 0843 222 1234 or use the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Thames Barrier

Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. It spans 520 metres across the River, and it protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges.

The Thames Barrier is also the starting point of Section 5 of the Green Chain Walk.