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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.
Within Central London the visitor will of course find plenty of British tradition – shown in its historic old buildings such as the beautiful St Paul's Cathedral, the once seen never forgotten Houses of Parliament, and the legendary Tower Bridge. However, you'll also find the future embraced in a wealth of new architectural delights such as the Millennium Bridge and the innovative design of 30 St Mary Axe, better known as 'The Gherkin'. London also captures the rich diversity of cultures and traditions that have become an integral part of London's different communities who put their mark of character in various parts of this great city.
Windsor is totally dominated by its castle, the largest in Britain, and a home of the Royal family for 900 years. The town itself has many interesting old buildings dating back to the 17th Century, particularly in the cobbled streets of the Guildhall Island. The pedestrianised area in the town provides a pleasant shopping and dining environment, with plenty of opportunities to buy your British souvenirs.
The small town of Eton is just across the River Thames on which you can enjoy a river cruise, is much quieter than its neighbour Windsor, but has much to see in its High Street which is full of peculiar buildings with Georgian facades and many timber-framed structures. The town is also home to the world famous educational establishment Eton College.