The Point

Myth has it that there are secret caverns below The Point dug in olden times to hide from the invading Danes.

I heard the tunnels extend all the way down to the Thames and were used for smuggling wine by the Navy officers who lived in the picture postcard like cottages up here on the point – but I may have dreamed that bit.

The tunnel entrance has apparently been boarded up, but I suspect it is in a garden off Maidstone Hill Road beyond the most stately house on this otherwise quaint road of cottages.

The Point sits on top of a hill out the back of Greenwich, and is a wonderful viewpoint looking over London.

A lovely place to spend an afternoon, say during a covid lockdown, avoiding a row with my significant other.

X marks the spot, around 50 degrees north of the Greenwich Meridian line, and near Blackheath.

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