Greenwich Itineraries

Where to Go in Greenwich
Here's a few ideas...
Greenwich Park

There’s no way you can see everything in Greenwich in just one day, so come back again soon. Better still, you could organise your time in Greenwich and make sure your that you get the best out of your time in Greenwich however long it is.

You could also stay overnight – Greenwich is a great place for a short break. Take a look at our accommodation page for some ideas on where to stay.

We’ve had a think and come up with a few ways to enjoy your day, but feel free to mix and match!

Day One
Painted Hall Ceiling tours

Morning Arrive on an MBNA Thames Clippers boat from central London. Start your day with a wander around the architectural magnificence of the Old Royal Naval College.

Visit the gorgeous Chapel and go up to the viewing platform in the Painted Hall to see the amazing artwork at close quarters.

Mid-morning Walk up the hill in Greenwich Park. The panoramic views at the top are well worth it.

Take a look inside the Royal Observatory and stand on the Meridian Line with one foot in the western hemisphere and one in the east!

Lunch Proper London pie and mash at Goddards at Greenwich, on the edge of Greenwich Market.

Afternoon Visit the National Maritime Museum, where you can see the uniform Lord Nelson was wearing when he was killed, find out about Britain’s inspiring maritime history and stop for a cup of tea.

Mid-afternoon Just time for a stroll through Greenwich Market to pick up some gifts for friends and family.

Evening Take the Docklands Light Railway back to central London from Cutty Sark station. It only takes 20 minutes and the trains are driverless, so if you get the front seat you can pretend it’s you!

Day Two
Cutty Sark

Morning Great! You stayed overnight! Get to know Greenwich a bit better with a stroll round the town centre, stopping by St Alfege church, and ending up with a walk along the banks of the river.

Mid-morning Take the short hop on MBNA Thames Clippers down to Greenwich Peninsula and a flight on the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car.

Look at those people climbing over The O2 at Up at The O2! You should try it – it’s great!

Lunch Whiz back up the river and pick up some outstanding street food from Greenwich Market for lunch. Whatever your favourite international cuisine might be, they’re bound to have it here.

Afternoon Welcome yourself aboard Cutty Sark, the fastest tea clipper of her day. You can even walk underneath the ship’s incredible burnished copper hull.

Late Afternoon Cruise back to central London with City Cruises or Thames River Services, past some of London’s most celebrated landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Adventure!

Morning Arrive at Greenwich Peninsula on an MBNA Thames Clippers boat from central London and walk the short distance to Emirates Air Line which you’ll see up ahead of you. Fly across the river and back and enjoy the amazing views of the Thames Barrier, Docklands, The O2, and the City

Mid-morning Climb 52 metres high at Up at The O2 and walk over the roof of the most iconic entertainment venue ever! You’ll get advice and equipment from experts and amazing views of London and the river Thames when you reach the top.

Lunch Time for a pub lunch at The Pilot, a short walk from The O2 . One of the oldest buildings on Greenwich Peninsula and a popular local haunt.

Afternoon See if you’ve got what it takes to be a real pilot in the flight simulator at the Emirates Aviation Experience.

Mid-afternoon Just time to fit in a 20 minute white knuckle ride in a Thames RIB speedboat from North Greenwich pier before a leisurely ride to Greenwich Pier

Evening Time to calm everything down with a stroll through Greenwich Market and a drink at a riverside pub, before heading back on the Docklands Light Railway. Try not fall asleep on the way!

Museums!

Morning Cruise down to Greenwich with City Cruises from Westminster past a riverside line-up of some of London’s best known landmarks. Jump on board Cutty Sark, opposite Greenwich Pier and take a look around the the last remaining tea clipper.

Mid-morning Try something different with a trip to the Fan Museum. It’s the only museum dedicated to the art of the fan in the UK and it’s small and beautiful.

Lunch Greenwich Tavern is opposite the gates of Greenwich Park and only a few hungry steps away from the Fan Museum. It’s an ideal lunch stop, with excellent pub food and drink.

Afternoon Time for a pleasant walk up the hill in Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory. See John Harrison’s clocks and stand with one foot in the east and one in the west on the Meridian Line.

Late Afternoon Back down the hill to the National Maritime Museum and a look through some of Britain’s fascinating maritime history, including the coat Nelson was wearing when he was killed. You haven’t really got enough time though, so you’ll have to come back!

Evening Just enough time for an evening pint in the Old Brewery in the Old Royal Naval College before heading home.