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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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Scenic and close to attractions

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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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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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 yesterday 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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Greenwich is a must visit London borough. You will visit here the famous Meridian Line, Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, London’s cable car, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park and The O2 arena. From London town, you can go here by tube and return by ferry to have... More 

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Whether you are after history, culture, somewhere to eat or stay, shopping, or just relaxing with friends, Greenwich has everything just about on the doorstep. Easily reached by riverboat or the DLR (or other road transport) there's enough in Greenwich to keep you busy for a few hours or even a whole week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Greenwich (The Cutty Sark, the food markets and the atmosphere) and Blackheath common I love as well, for just chilling out at weekends, reading a book or grabbing a coffee and watching the tourists Blackheath common is also a perfect location for kite flying due to it's windy location

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thriving and busy afternoon in Greenwich visited Greenwich Museum, Greenwich observatory and the Cutty sark which is amazing now in its museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a ferry to get here, and although it was a rainy day it was still nice for a stroll around Greenwich. This area has a lot of personality and was much less crowded than anywhere else in London.

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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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