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Greenwich Travel Guide: 375 reviews and 1,036 photos
Greenwich is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Greenwich is about an hour boat ride from downtown London and is a great "day trip".
The Greenwich Hospital was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for Seamen.
The hospital was established as a residential home for injured sailors, on the model of Les Invalides and the Chelsea Hospital. The charity now funds sheltered housing for former Royal Navy personnel and the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook in Suffolk.
Here you will find:
Architecture by Sir Christopher Wren, Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh etc.;
The centre of space and time, Greenwich Mean Time and Longitude 0° at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park;
The birthplace of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Mary I;
The National Maritime Museum;
The Old Royal Naval College Built originally as a hospital for veteran sailors;
The Cutty Sark, Britain's last surviving tea clipper.
- Pros:full of history
- In a nutshell:enjoy the magnificent views, architecture, history and atmosphere
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