Destination: Greenwich


Historic town from which we take 'Greenwich Mean Time'


Greenwich Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Greenwich

Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time, the meridian line and home to important landmarks such as the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. Greenwich is a village which became incorporated into the larger city of London as Britain's capital grew, but has managed to keep its own identify, and despite being so close to central London, still has a village feel. It has many quirky independent shops, and great street markets. Greenwich Park located on a hill has fantastic views across the river to Canary Wharf, St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The Park contains a small herd of Fallow and Red deer and you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the Pavilion Tea house. Greenwich can be accessed easily from Central London on the Docklands Light Railway or you can take the river boat along the Thames.


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Region: London

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

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What's nearby? City of London

What transport do you recommend? Greenwich can be reached easily by the DLR railway and navigated comfortably on foot.

Did you know? If you turned The Greenwich Dome (02 Arena) upside down and put it under Niagra Falls, it would take 10 minutes to fill with water.

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What can I see in and around Greenwich?

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory is the historic home of British astronomy. Here you will find the famous Meridian Line, dividing the earth's eastern and western hemispheres. This is a popular and fascinating attraction in Greenwich, east of London.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Cutty Sark Museum

Housed in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is the world's only surviving tea clipper. Now serving as a museum, it is dressed to interpret the life or the officers and men who lived there.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

National Maritime Museum

The largest maritime museum in the world. The museum is home to over 2 million objects related to Great Britain's maritime history. The museum is based in Greenwich.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Chislehurst Caves

At nearby Bromley are the Chislehurst Caves, which were used as a huge air-raid shelter during the World War II. You can even have a church within the caves.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

O2 Arena Roof Walk

The O2 Arena, in North Greenwich has many regular sporting and entertainment events. One of London's latest attraction is the roof walk across the arena which affords incredible views of the City and has been compared to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk experience.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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