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Greenwich

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Address: London SE28OG, England
Phone Number: +44 870 608 2000
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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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Private Custom Tour: London and Greenwich Tour Including a River Thames Cruise

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"Nice park.nice to see prime meridian"

There are very nice view of O2 arena,Canary warf and some part of river Thames.Taking photo with prime meridian is giving another feeling.Also must visit the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are very nice view of O2 arena,Canary warf and some part of river Thames.Taking photo with prime meridian is giving another feeling.Also must visit the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is worth spending time walking in the park and enjoying the vast expanse of green and variety of trees, particulary if you take a picnic. It is one of my favourite parks as it is well maintained, however be aware that it does have closing times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit during the day, lots of restaurants around the park and I must visit the greenwich market

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having recently moved to the area from East London and I can honestly say every weekend whilst entertaining friends and family who come to visit us we give them the Blackheath/Greenwich Tour and I never tire of it Walking through the park and approaching the observatory and seeing the amazing vista of London is spectacular You walk down the steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greenwich is rich with history, such as the Cutty Sark ship, the Royal Navy College, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, etc., and easily accessible via London's tube system. Also, Greenwich Park is a LARGE hillside green space for walking, sitting, or however you might enjoy it. Many nice little surprises, such as the small brick tower we noticed near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took an entire lazy morning to walk in the park and it is really lovely, from the deers area to the veteran trees. A true oasis amidst the city chaos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice tour using the thames river cruise to greenwich. Enjoyed the walk thru the park. Need a bit of energy to go up the hill, but enjoyed the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If your into maritime stuff this is very interesting if your not its still interesting but probably wont want too much time here. The area and park is nice for walking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sadly now too popular and thus crowded, Greenwich is a great place. The park is one of the best in London, and the art gallery - featuring amazing naval works is wonderful. The architecture of the Queen's House and the Old Royal Naval College is world class, and then you have the additional treasures of Royal Observatory, the Planetarium and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to get to & loads to see with the observatory & amazing views of London plus the Cutty Sark. Also the Queens house & a tree from King Henry the Vlll. Also lots of great cafes, bars & restaurants

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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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