Greenwich

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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 Old Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II.
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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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Michellechampers
England, UK1,476 contributions
Couples
With so much to do and see when visiting London, Greenwich may not seem like a top of the list choice, but I can recommend a day trip, you can get from central London by boat which will only take approximately half an hour. Greenwich is the home to time. The clocks setting the time for the whole country giving us Greenwich mean time. It also has the Royal Observatory, the famous Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and you can muse around Greenwich Market and Greenwich Park. There are lots off bars, restaurants and shops some of which are set on the riverbank.
Written October 30, 2021
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andrew f
Southampton, UK88 contributions
We enjoyed a lovely visit. We arrived by Uber 'Thames Clipper' boat, which, if you buy the family ticket (we were two adults and one child) was only only £10 more than the underground - but far more pleasant. And you get to see the sights of London around the Thames.

The Cutty Sary visit is really worth every penny and then take a walk up to the Royal Observatory where you can see the Meridian Line along with some great views.
Written August 20, 2021
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Shalvia
Warsaw, Poland70 contributions
It is a truly remarkable location, the Greenwich Park is lovely, wast, fabulous old trees, acacia valley, flower section garden, tennis court section if you wish to play, it is an oasis in the city if you are lucky you can spot a deer (mainly in the morning). Greenwich Maritime and planetarium are worth visiting too. Sincerely recommend.
Written June 29, 2022
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Marion D
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There are so many things to see within a very small area! We visited the Thames Barrier Visitor Centre, the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum (twice), the Queens House, Greenwich Market (twice) and the Old Naval College to see the Painted Hall. We also visited the interesting Fan Museum. Arriving at Greenwich by train from Norfolk at 11.45 on a wet February Friday. We did all this in time to return home at 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
Written March 1, 2020
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Loftie1
Aylesbury, UK360 contributions
An excellent location with options for everyone. We stayed overnight so we could spend more time exploring but you can do most of it in a day. We explored the Queen's House which was beautiful. The Maritime museum is just next door and at the back is a lovely park for walkers which leads up to the Royal Observatory and the stunning views. We walked to the Emirates Air Line and then got the Thames cruiser back.

A walk around the market and the food stalls is a must.
Written January 26, 2020
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Jacqueline S
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Couples
We visited here as a place of interest and found that it really is a place that needs more prominence in the must see things in London. What a beautiful place. We took a river cruise and got off here for a few hours only. We made a bee-line for the Royal observatory, the man on the boat said a good 20 minutes walk, he was wrong it was a good 40 minute walk and an extremely steep walk at that, if you have limitations seriously consider not doing this. Bless my husband he huffed and puffed and pushed my wheelchair all the way up. When we got there it was a little bit of a let down to be honest, you would think that the Meridian Line would be a huge attraction, The Centre if the Earth they call it, well they need to make more of a thing of it.
Written July 1, 2021
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V.mu
Lausanne, Switzerland18 contributions
Family
Bro it’s not “just a line”
First you can make the coolest pic of your life by being in not just one (like a looser) but TWO cardinal points at THE SAME TIME.
Then the whole place is really quiet and nice.
You see a really great maritime museum (and god know I did many of those) and a beautiful view on the landscape around. A nice day to get out of London busyness !
Written June 21, 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,827 contributions
I love Greenwich. It seems a town apart, not really part of London at all.

The Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House at the bottom of the hill. The Royal Observatory and the Planetarium at the top of the hill.

The huge greenery of Greenwich Park.

Then smaller, delicious attractions such as the Greenwich Foot Tunnel - as well as shops, pubs, restaurants, etc.
Written July 7, 2022
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar7,379 contributions
Friends
As a nearby resident working abroad and not being able to get home for nearly 2 years, a day in Greenwich a reminder of what a great place it is to go for locals and visitors alike. There is so much history and sights packed into such a small area. Start at the top of the park with fantastic views over London and the home of the Greenwich Observatory and the world Meriden timeline/Greenwich Meantime. Then down to the fantastic and free National Maritime Museum and the superbly restored Cutty Sark. The Royal Naval College with it’s history and site of so many films is great and finish with the covered market with arts and crafts fraction of central London prices. There are also lots of traditional British pubs and restaurants crammed into this small area. Boats also start and finish at Greenwich pier to central London and down to the historical Woolwich Arsenal (Royal Artillery museum well worth a visit). A great reminder of having all this on my true home’s doorstep and a must go destination for any London visit.
Written November 15, 2021
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,363 contributions
Couples
We stayed for a couple of days in Greenwich. You really need a couple of days to do things.
The gmt meridien line you can see for free if you take the disabled walk incline up.to observatory. At 1pm the time ball drops from the observatory every day.
Queens house don't miss. It's free. So is the maritime museum.
Fan museum was ok. That was £5 but free if national trust member.
The park is a delight.
The junk shop... look that up. Well worth a visit. Fabulous little shop. Proper London folk.
The cutty sark is amazing to see and walk under the Thames in the foot tunnel.
We've had a fantastic time!
Written February 27, 2020
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