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Greenwich

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Address: London SE10 9LW, England
Phone Number: 0870 608 2000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central...

Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central London, this city borough is rich in maritime history and features the Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II.

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Great place to visit for history / science enthusiasts

Small yet beautiful town, very approachable from London by train (we took a citycruises ferry ride). Loved the Cutty Sark experience, visit to Royal observatory (the worlds prime... read more

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Small yet beautiful town, very approachable from London by train (we took a citycruises ferry ride). Loved the Cutty Sark experience, visit to Royal observatory (the worlds prime meridian photo!) and the scenic park outside. Great food as well. Perfect for a day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been to Greenwich before and we took a cruise on the Thames on City cruise and we loved Greenwhich the market was beautiful! The pie and mash shop was the best pie and mash I have ever had!

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After years of going back and forward to London a last minute decision lead us to Greenwich via London clipper boat . Absolutely no regrets stunning place, watch out for the little green parrots :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fun place to visit - naval museum, the meridian. Don't miss HEAPS for the best bangers & mash. Take the boat - adds to the visit.

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take a boat from central London and then take a walk around the village and vist the Gipsy Moth hotcl for a beer and meal very relaxing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival by boat do not eat at the café/restaurant by the dock as the food is awful; walk 200 metres into the Village & go to the Pier Fish & Chips on the main road. The fish is fresh & without doubt the best I've ever had

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every inch of Greenwich is great to spend time at, Cutty Sark, Fan musuem, observatory , grogeous shopping , brilliant craft market, fab restaurants and all on the thames what more coudl anyone want

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit to observatory which was really interesting and well worth the visit. Area around also worth investigating re tunnel under the Thames and park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Greenwhich is in my view very underrated. We spent an excellent day strolling through the little side streets and through the park, walking all the way up to the observatory, which was very interesting and had great views over the river. The Maritime Museum is great and informative and it's free! Walking along the river past the Cutty Sark, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ONE of the most interesting views of London. You can also enjoy with the British metric system, yards, foot, inches, the zero Meridian and the telescope. This is not cheap, but it is absolutely worhwile. In the afternoon (maybe is better the telescope around midday, but who knows, we are talking about whether in London...) you can also enjoy with... More 

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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