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Greenwich

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Address: London SE28OG, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central...

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.

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Greenwich

This was not in my bucket list to visit, but my friend took me to the place and i would say the history of clock and time really made it fascinating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was not in my bucket list to visit, but my friend took me to the place and i would say the history of clock and time really made it fascinating.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Greenwich with my cousin who lives in London as I wanted to have a look at the observatory, but what I found was so much more. The gardens and it's views of the city are gorgeous and the museum there is fascinating. Highly recommended.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich. Upon arrival, we saw the Cutty Sark first. You get to clamber all over the ship and even walk underneath it to get a good sense of life on a tea clipper. Next we walked up to the Royal Observatory. Beware that there is a steep climb but it is worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a pleasant area to explore with plenty of important historical interest. It has walks along the river, a large market, the Cutty Sark, the Maritime Museum, Queens House and the Royal Observatory. Greenwich Park is probably my favourite Royal Park in London, for its changing terrain, areas of calm and quiet and fantastic views from Observatory Hill down... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited from the river trip, great to see the Catty Shark, town has inside market which had unusual gifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's very scenic and close to attractions. A great walk for a cold day and especially in the summer. Small shops are everywhere to catch your attention.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this open space south-east of the city. Make a day trip of it; see the Cutty Sark and browse around Greenwich Village, wander into the park and climb the hill to the Royal Observatory, come back down and finish with a drink in the micro brewery in the grounds of the Naval Academy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful area and not totally overrun with tourists. Lots of little places to eat and drink and loads of little shops. Great area to just walk around for a day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here by tube from London. It was very cold and wet. But didnt stop me from walking around the town, best part was the royal observatory and the Greenwich park. Prime Meridien was the looked forward place of all. There was a small scale vintage and food market in the middle of town. From here, you can walk under... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The park is amazing but the view of London is not the best one. You will see everything so far away. It is average. The University of Greenwich is a must to see.

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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