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“Beautiful area”
Review of Greenwich

Greenwich
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Independent Sightseeing Tour to London’s Royal Borough of Greenwich with...
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Westminster to Greenwich via the Thames Barrier Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #31 of 1,656 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: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
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“Beautiful area”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love everything about it and have enjoyed coming here multiple times. Between the maritime museum, observatory, cutty sark, and naval college there are many ways to spen an afternoon. Go!

Visited March 2013
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“Rainy Saturday in Greenwich”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Even in the rain great trip to Greenwich. Maritime museum, and cutty sark visited. Nice pint in meantime brewery

Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“East meets West”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Wasn't planning to visit but had some spare time so we decided to take the City Cruise. Very educational for the children.

Visited March 2013
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“Go Greenwich”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Take a boat up the Thames to Greenwich. Enjoy the Naval College and National Maratime Museum. Walk through the beautiful parks to the Royal Observatory at the meridian line. The wonderful painted hall and the exquisite chapel are highlights, as well as the Cutty Sark. Just wander through the township and enjoy the ambience.

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London, United Kingdom
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“A View to Remember - Amongst Other Things”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

If you have never been to Greenwich, don't listen to Transport for London! Don't travel there by train - don't travel there by boat - don't even travel there by bus! Trust me!

From wherever you are, travel to Deptford Bridge DLR station. It's on the line running from Lewisham to Bank and very easy to reach. Walk outside and take a 53 bus from Stop Y. They run every few minutes, so you won't have a long wait. The bus will take you up Blackheath Hill and then left into Charlton Way and you need to get off at the next stop, which will be announced by the nice lady as Greenwich Park.

Walk through the gates, famous as the scene of the start of the London Marathon, and walk straight ahead to the statue of General James Wolff. Don't know who he is? You will if you're Canadian - or French!

You are now standing and gazing at one of the world's most beautiful views. That's Greenwich down there - and the Thames and London - and you can stroll down, past the Old Royal Observatory, across the International Date Line, through the gates with the National Maritime Museum on your right, across the road towards the Cutty Sark with the University of Greenwich (former Royal Naval College) on your right, and, trust me again here, straight into Goddards Pie & Mash Shop. Ask for Pie & Mash and Liquor. If you don't like it, blame me and not them. It's awesome if you're a Londoner or, possibly in your case, an honorary Londoner for the day.

I told you to trust me!

(If you cam from central London, return home on the river from Greenwich Pier. It's a wonderful journey.)

Visited March 2013
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