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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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Quaint English town

Took the river cruise to Greenwich. Toured the Cutty Sark. Facinating ship, with lots to see. Had lunch in a local pub. Loved shopping in the shops and market. Observatory was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the river cruise to Greenwich. Toured the Cutty Sark. Facinating ship, with lots to see. Had lunch in a local pub. Loved shopping in the shops and market. Observatory was interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just such a lovely area to visit. We went to see the Maritime museum and we were not disappointed. So much to see and later that day, a visit to the market was very much enjoyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to visit this area twice in quick succession and I am looking forward to go again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Greenwich for four days. It is a great town with marine/navy culture, small shops, pubs, cafes and other restaurants. We really enjoyed all of the museums and walking along the Thames. We also were able to access the water taxis from Greenwich, which allowed for easy access to Central London and other major attraction locations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my fiance and he took me to observatory place. Its really good place for kids, students. I remember learn about this place when I was in junior high school. GMT. I never imagine myself finally here to see real GMT. I am soo lucky can visit this place. Lots of history here and the park close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Greenwich by DLR (from London) - rather quick trip, actually. We loved the streets, all the little shops 'just around the corner' and the park is just beautiful. It's worth going all the up to the Observatory, the views of London are spectacular!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I grew up here so know it well, and hosted many a foreign relative visit to this brilliant historic green space. (Plus a few youthful misdemeanours, not for these pages ;-p). Deer, brandstand, cricket, one of best views across London, observatory, the Meridian, Naval Museum with MICROBREWERY!!, boating lake, excellent playground. I challenge any other city on the planet to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Greenwich offers so much variety...great places to browse / eat / drink and with the fabulous Greenwich Park and Observatory. Definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a great park, and if you walk up to the observatory the views over London are stunning on a summers or clear day. I's great for running, cycling or just strolling round. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used my oystercard to carch the ferry from the London eye wharf to Grenwich. Great perspective of the city Greenwich is well worth a visit and you can see the Observatory as well as the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Tip. Buy a combo ticket for entry into The Observatory and the Cutty Sark. Don't gorget great views... More 

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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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