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London's premier maritime destination

Only 20 minutes by mainline train Greenwich is a London village with so much to see and do. There is a sense of escaping London when you arrive at the early Victorian station despite travelling so little distance - as you walk in to the town you pass the West Greenwich library and at once know you are in a maritime town "somewhere in England".
Apart from the monstrous town hall and an awful 1960s shopping parade between the station and the town the entire town is a delight and a pleasant place to spend a day or a few hours.

Historic Greenwich

There is so much to see here - the Observatory, the park, the Royal Naval hospital and the National Maritime Museum. The famous ship the Cutty Sark has reopened to visitors after fire damage.
The view from the top of Greenwich Park over to Canary Wharf is one of the finest in England.
World Heritage Site status was awarded to 'Maritime Greenwich’ by UNESCO in 1997. Set on the banks of the River Thames just four miles downstream from Tower Bridge it is particularly noted for its magnificent architecture, beautiful parkland and a lively town centre.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Martime England at its best.
  • Cons:Heavy traffic spoils the town
  • In a nutshell:None
  • Last visit to Greenwich: Mar 2014
  • Intro Updated Mar 20, 2014
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    need to come and spend some time here still...the first time was actually only just when met up with you, Maureen and Anne Marie for your birthday evening! and still havent got back to explore those lovely buildings and grounds!

  • spidermiss's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Will include Greenwich on a future trip to London. Thanks for sharing!:D

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Hi Colin, fantastic tips! Greenwich certainly is on my agenda for a future visit to London (although I don't know when that will be). It looks beautiful and sounds very interesting.
    Greenwich is important in the school books we use in Germany to teach the very beginners, there is a tale about some children who go to Greenwich, do a tour there and afterwards a quiz about it. It's all about the Cutty Sark, the foot tunnel, the DLR, GMT etc. :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    Interesting tips and nice photos! Good idea to go to Greenwich by river boat. I once walked through the tunnel (years ago) but didn't see much of Greenwich as I was just there to visit my daughter, who lived nearby at the time.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    I always enjoy Greenwich did you notice there are 4 pillars in the painted hall don't touch the ceiling

  • morne's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Stunning page, did not know about the tunnels. First time I read about it, thanks for the info

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