Anyone who was born or grew up in Eltham will have used it at sometime and for me crossing the river by the free ferry has always been magic.
It might not take long but in the short while on board the trip offers up spectacular views and of course that distinctive smell that you only get from big powerful rivers.
This one comes from a new book on the story of Woolwich.*
Picture; Woolwich Ferry, 1907, courtesy of Kristina Bedford
*Woolwich Through Time, Kristina Bedford, 2014, Amberley Publishing,