‘The Great Bore’ is open this weekend at Rotherhithe before the Underground service is resumed shortly.
The Guardian has one of the many weekend reports.
Those who choose to walk through will be doing what Brunel expected when he designed the tunnel. Trains were an afterthought. Walkers can have a drink at The Mayflower where the men who dug the crossing drank in 1825-43. It took three reigns to complete the work.
See page 25.