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From Greenwich town centre to Woolwich, Eltham, Greenwich Peninsula, Canary Wharf and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Greenwich is full of fascinating places to visit and enjoy . Lots of Greenwich attractions are free to visit and the entire area is as easy to get around as a theme park.

There's far too much to do in just one day so stay overnight and enjoy the great range of shops and restaurants as well as our royal history and maritime heritage. Greenwich Tourist Information Centre can help plan your trip, book accommodation and provide travel tickets and information about Greenwich, London and the rest of the UK. If you're planning a group visit you can find more information here.

National Maritime Museum

Britain's seafaring heritage is dramatically recreated at the National Maritime Museum in display rooms filled with oceangoing treasures. Stories of naval battles, of famous mariners, adventurers and explorers and the life and heroic death of Admiral Lord Nelson are vividly brought to life in outstanding galleries and interactive displays.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Founded as a scientific institution for navigational research by Charles II in 1675, the Royal Observatory is the home of the world's Prime Meridian - longitude 0° - and of Greenwich Mean Time. The clocks developed by John Harrison to determine longitude at sea are among the Observatory's most treasured possessions. Next door is the Peter Harrison Planetarium, a state-of-the-art facility housed in a contemporary new building.

Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is the Uks only urban cable car and runs between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks. This unique journey across the river Thames takes less than ten minutes and offers fantastic views across the city. The terminal is close to North Greenwich Underground station and ten minutes from Greenwich town centre by Thames Clippers or bus.

The Queen's House

This perfectly proportioned Palladian Queen's House was designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones. It is now the splendid setting for an art gallery displaying part of the National Maritime Museum's extensive collection of naval portraits and seascapes, as well as paintings of Greenwich. These include Canaletto's view of the Old Royal Naval College, a scene virtually unchanged since the 18th century.

Old Royal Naval College

Built on the site of the Tudor palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, the Old Royal Naval College is one of the country's finest examples of Baroque landscape. It was designed by some of the greatest architects of the day including Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh. The beautiful Chapel and the magnificent Painted Hall, where Nelson's body lay in state after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar, are open daily.

Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

Find out about the colourful past of the Old Royal Naval College and the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site at the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. Look out for exhibitions in the gallery and workshops in the Clore Learning Centre. Browse the Shop at the Old Royal Naval College and enjoy a Meantime beer and some delicious food next door.

St Alfege church

This beautiful Greenwich church has stood here since 1012 on the traditional site of the martyrdom of St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered by marauding Vikings. This church, the third to be built here, was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, who trained under Sir Christopher Wren, working with him on the Old Royal Naval College. It was dedicated in 1718.

Cutty Sark

The fastest sailing ship of her day, Cutty Sark was launched in Scotland in 1869 and sailed initially on the tea route to China. Later she brought back wool from Australia. She has been in dry dock in Greenwich since 1954 and has recently undergone a complete conservation process. The ship was re-opened to the public by the Queen on 25 April 2012.

The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum in Greenwich is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the art and craft of the fan. Beautiful examples of this elegant fashion accessory of the 17th and 18th centuries are on display at the museum which is housed in two charming early Georgian houses. Home to a collection of more than 3,500 fans, the Fan Museum is an architectural and artistic gem.

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is mainly situated on a hilltop with impressive views of Greenwich and across the River Thames to Canary Wharf, The O2, St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and beyond. There are beautiful rose, flower and herb gardens and a large children's playground. The Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and the Meridian line. Greenwich Park hosted the Equestrian events during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Up at The O2

Walk over the roof of the most successful entertainment venue in the world. Enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of London from the Up at The O2 viewing platform in the centre of the roof, before finishing with a thrilling descent back to base to complete your adventure.

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is an interactive museum dedicated to popular music with over 600 items of artist and music memorabilia.With over 3,000 images, 600 video clips, 3,000 artist videos and over 600 items of artist and music memorabilia, the British Music Experience is a must for any music fan.

Greenwich Heritage Centre

Greenwich Heritage Centre in the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich offers a wealth of information and fascinating displays about the history of Greenwich including help with family history research . You can look at the exhibitions, simply browse, or do your own research in the Search Room.. A visit to the Centre can be a great way to learn more about your family history, or just the history of your region.

Royal Arsenal

Ordnance stores were first set up at the dockyard at Woolwich by Henry VIII in 1545. The first recorded building in the Royal Arsenal site was a mansion called Tower House. More and more buildings and armaments factories were added over the centuries and the Arsenal was at its busiest during the First World War.

Charlton House

Charlton House is one of the finest specimens of Jacobean domestic architecture in the country. It illustrates a phase in the evolution of the English country house, linking the sprawling style of the Tudor age with Inigo Jones. Most of the house is not open to the general public, but you can visit the beautiful gardens and the Mulberry Tea Rooms in the central foyer.

Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle is a dramatic 18th century gothic tower set in an ancient woodland. This 60-foot high triangular, brick-built tower designed in the gothic style by architect Richard Jupp. Severndroog is a nationally-listed Grade II* building and opens in early May 2014 after a period of restoration.

East Greenwich Pleasaunce

East Greenwich Pleasaunce is a quiet haven, about a mile from Greenwich town centre, that is the burial ground for around 3,000 sailors who spent their last days at the Royal Hospital Greenwich. It now contains a wide variety of plants and trees and fantastic eco-café.

Ranger's House

The celebrated collection of Renaissance objets d'art as well as antique furniture and Georgian paintings amassed by Sir Julius Wernher is displayed here.

East Greenwich shopping

Just down the road from the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, East Greenwich is one of London's hidden treasures. This is the place where residents go for eclectic galleries and mysterious shops filled with collectables and bric a brac, French and Italian delis, excellent local restaurants and cafes, and a Theatre of Wine! Well worth a detour.


Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Made up of an inner and outer lake and is home to a fascinating variety of wildlife including frogs, toads and newts and many different species of bird.

Eltham Palace

Immerse yourself in 1930s Art Deco decadence at Eltham Palace, just a few miles from Greenwich town centre.

Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is one of the largest flood barriers in the world. The barrier spans 520 metres across the river Thames near Woolwich.

Well Hall Pleasaunce and the Tudor Barn

Well Hall Pleasaunce, in Eltham, is a haven of formal gardens, ponds and woodland which dates back to the thirteenth century. It contained a manor house at the time of Henry VIII and more recently was the home of Railway Children author E Nesbit. The 16th century Tudor Barn has been renovated and is now open for functions, traditional Sunday roasts and as an evening restaurant and day-time heritage cafe.

Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum

Firepower tells the powerful and dramatic story of artillery, scientific discoveries made through warfare and human stories of courage and endeavour.