What Else to Do In Greenwich

What shall we do in Greenwich and Woolwich?
Greenwich

Greenwich is amazing!

The town centre is a World Heritage Site famous for its fantastic, historic landmarks including the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the Old Royal Naval College. Greenwich is famous as the home of time and the Prime Meridian.  The dividing point between the eastern and western hemispheres is marked by line and laser at the Royal Observatory.  Every place on earth is measured from here.

Woolwich  is amazing! The Royal Arsenal was once the workplace for up to 80,000 people and now it’s developing into one of London’s most outstanding cultural centres. Currently home to Greenwich Heritage Centre, Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier and a clutch of pubs, restaurants and shops, this is where you’ll be able to get close to the fleet of Tall Ships and even get on board.

 

Greenwich
Greenwich Market

Where to start? Perhaps with Cutty Sark, our very own Tall Ship. Cutty Sark is in Cutty Sark Gardens in the midst of the Greenwich Festival Village during the Tall Ships Regatta. You can explore her decks and even walk underneath her hull! It looks like gold.

Stand with one foot in each half of the world at the Royal Observatory, on the Meridian Line. YOU can unite east and west!

See Admiral Nelson’s uniform and all kinds of sea-going relics at the National Maritime Museum and step back in time in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College.

Pick up some delicious street food and arts and crafts souvenirs at Greenwich Market take a rest from the crowds in glorious Greenwich Park.

There’s lots to do in Greenwich and none of it is much further than a fifteen minute walk from the river.

And don’t forget to make the short trip to Greenwich Peninsula for The O2, Emirates Air LIne cable car, NOW Gallery and Farmopolis! Make the most of your visit and find out more here.

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Woolwich
Woolwich - Royal Artillery Barracks

Woolwich is quirky and hi-tech in equal amounts. Take a tour round the Royal Arsenal and have a look at how the buildings are being restored – it’s terrific. In a few years,when the Crossrail station opens and trains start running.

Check up on local history in Greenwich Heritage Centre – if your ancestors were from the Royal Borough of Greenwich you can almost certainly find out about them here. The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich has an incredibly lengthy and grand frontage which has been there since the eighteenth century.

Nearby, you can get lost among the bluebells of Oxleas Wood and visit the eccentric Severndroog Castle a single tower folly built in memory of a departed husband. You can see for miles and miles from the roof!

Eltham Palace is close as well, a beautiful Art Deco house with the Medieval Great Hall of the original Palace still surviving next door. Henry VIII grew up here. Start in Woolwich and you can end up in a house where a lemur had his own room. Nobody should miss that.

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