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Greenwich

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Address: London SE28OG, England
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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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the park, the museums, bars, club, resturants, shops, market brilliant.

excellent place to visit, food, bars,resturants, shops,market, tourist attraction, park, and people, fantastic views, etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent place to visit, food, bars,resturants, shops,market, tourist attraction, park, and people, fantastic views, etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park was huge and pretty. The attractions nearby and cruise up the river make it a good day out.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of families walking in the spring sunshine. Great walk through the park. Loads of fresh daffodils. Great places to eat and drink. Real small town feel to it. Oh and you get to see a cool big boat. Didn't go on so can't comment but it looked nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been to Greenwich before about 3 years ago but this time visiting this royal borough on a spring day was just awesome. Apart from the wonderful weather and scenic landscape at the Greenwich Maritime Park....we decided to visit the Cutty Sark and the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory as its been known to be part of the UNESCO Heritage.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent 12+ pounds on a very short house-tour. Cool indeed to find yourself on the meridian line, or see famous telescopes. However, not too interactive, and the visit lasted, for me, about 40 minutes. What raised it to a very good rating is the Planetarium show I caught (on Meteorites), and the whole movie-Planetarium concept. I loved it! If... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Greenwich Observatory with our grandchildren aged 7 and 9 and learned a lot about where time and distance begin. Also about measuring in space and the GPS system with several magnifiers and telescopes you can use. Well worth a visit. We also visited the Cutty Sark and really enjoyed touring the ship and discovering all sorts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not far from the city (40 min by tube or, highly recommended, by frequent boats) it is an historic park with the location of 0 time, GMT, and a naval museum (a bit disappointing). The park on the river is beautiful and the village quaint with many activities, bars and pubs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caught the ferry from Westminister to Greenwich which was fantastic and highly recommended. A great way to see London's sights. So much to do in Greenwich. Fantastic Park, the observatory, Cutty Sark and the Maratime Museum. Can't possibly see it all in one day. Great for families and more relaxed vibe than central london.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Greenwich has loads to do from The Cutty Sark to The O2 and the fantastic market that is bustling with amazing food stalls. It's a great place to visit and you can catch a ferry along the Thames if you want to travel into London. A visit here is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous exhibition, beautifully curated, and we had the pleasure of the most informative and engaging guided tour. Our guide spoke with knowledge in an entertaining way for an hour and a half - which whizzed by. And there are so many other free exhibits to complete your day. Highly recommended.

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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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