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“A boat trip to Greenwich”
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Independent Sightseeing Tour to London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich with...
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
Ranked #30 of 1,728 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 27, 2011

Among the many attractions of London, Greenwich is one worth a visit. You can get there by boat, starting at Westminster pier or at The Tower of London pier. This is a scenic trip along the Thames river, one of the "sailors" in the boat describes nicely with many jokes all the monuments and buildings that can be seen during the trip. In Greenwich is where the famous boat Cuty Sark is docked and in the middle of the very beautiful Greewich park there is the famous Greewich observatory where the mark zero of meridians is located.
It is worth spending half a day.

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

It was on my third visit to London, on the boattrip from Westminster to Greenwich, that I started to understandand how the different parts of London are linked together. You get a really good view of the city and it's signature buildings from the Thames, guides are informative (and funny in that dry, fast-talking, cockney way), and following your way along the river on a map, gives a very good understanding of direction (the river runs anything but straight). Once in Greenwich, see to that you get a glass of Pimm's for refreshment, before walking up the hill to Greenwich park for a very nice view of the city.

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Reviewed July 7, 2011

A great day trip from London. It rained all day that we were there and would have seen more if the weather had cooperated. Great market with covered area. We were there on a Thursday and not crowded, antiques and handcrafts. Bought many victorian era silver pieces and brooches. Great prices! Walked up the hill to the Royal Observatory, great views and most interesting! Lots more to do on a pettier day. Highly recommend this quaint retreat from the city.

4  Thank chichiSouthCarolina
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

Maybe my favourite part of that small village called London Village. Nicest way to get there is via a boat from Westminster Pier; on the same side as Big Ben. Pleasant trip past many of London's landmarks. Another different but nice way to go is get the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Island Gardens station and then take the Pedestrian foot tunnel actually under the Thames; that's kinda cool, right? Then you come up right in Greenwich. Maybe boat it one way and DLR it the other way? The Cutty Sark is undergoing repairs due to a fire I believe. Still there are other things down in the village. Plenty of traditional pubs serving hearty food. You can imagine sailors using these same pubs in the 1800's. Plenty of food options and also a nice range of cool shops, many selling a lot of Retro/funky stuff. Even if you just browse they are worth a look in. Then you can climb the hill, lovely park ovelooking the Thames; some of the olympics is going to be here next year. At the top is the Royal Observatory. Decent; worth a visit; and you can straddle both sides of the hemisphere; this quite literally is where Time Begins. The outside of the building is cooler than the inside though. And you also get a great view down over the National Maritime Museum; never been there but it is an impressive structure. This is part of London that feels a million miles away from London. And if you look hard enough you can really get a feel for its maritime past; unlike the Docklands which have no semblance to their past. So yes, recommend. You can also get there via overground rail and there are actually DLR Stations in Greenwich (you don't have to walk under the river). Certainly a recommended place; especially if you are visiting London and want to get away from the frenetic pace of london without really leaving London!
Enjoy!

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Reviewed February 14, 2011

As a suggestion for tourists in london who would like to make a daytrip not far, i would suggest the small city of Greenwich. take the cruise in river thames as it's a nice experience. otherwise land transport would also work perfectly. visit the palace, gardens and of course the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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