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It’s About Time To Reconnect & Visit Greenwich

A family at the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich.

If you’re after a day out that’s fun for the grown-ups as well as suitable for little ones
it’s about time you reconnected with family & visited Greenwich. Create endless memories as a family – even big kids will want to keep going away with mum & dad!

Get ready to banish the school holiday boredom & mix it up. It’s time to set sail and ride the waves of history on a family break to Greenwich, ideal for outdoor and indoor voyages…  Make sure to share your time with us on social media using the #ItsGreenwichTime hashtag!


For the energetic families with early risers why not kick your day off by jumping aboard City Cruises to see the city in a different way, followed by an invigorating walk-through leafy Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory. Reward yourself with breakfast on the terrace of the Astronomy Café while you sit back and enjoy the stunning views over Greenwich Park. Now you’re ready for your Greenwich day out, ticking off two of our Royal Borough’s best attractions - Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark! Where better to spend some treasured family time than at the home of time itself, the Royal Observatory. Grab an iconic selfie for the photo album on the historic Prime Meridian of the World and journey through the Universe without even leaving Greenwich at one of the incredible Planetarium shows. Stand beneath the magnificent onion dome and marvel at one of the biggest telescopes in the world and the world-famous Harrison’s Clocks up close. With so much to explore you can easily lose track of time!

After all that space-themed fun your Greenwich escapade continues onboard the majestic Cutty Sark tea clipper. Walk the main deck with the kids as they play captain with the ship's wheel in their hands, meet the cast of colourful characters, play interactive games, and soak up the views of London’s skyline. Then it’s time to head below deck to reach up and touch the famous copper hull of the ship and see how the crew lived and worked at sea.


With morning conquered, grab some lunch at the Cutty Sark Café or the bright and airy Parkside Café at the National Maritime Museum with expansive views of Greenwich Park. Once the troops are ready for action, your next adventure is on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Head to North Greenwich from Greenwich Pier and admire the sights as you speed towards The O2 and the Emirates Air Line in just 8 minutes. Sit out on the rear deck and feel the wind in your hair while your little humans get excited for what's in store.


As the day draws to a close, it's time to squeeze in some more fun at The O2. Grab the latest fashion bargains at ICON Outlet; go trampolining at Oxygen Free jumping; catch the latest movie at Europe's biggest cinema; have some footballing fun at TOCA Social and eat, drink and snack at a whole host of amazing restaurants. The cherry on top of an action-packed day just has to be a Sunset Climb of the iconic roof at Up at The O2 - there's nothing quite like it!

Extra Time?

Head to Eltham Palace & Gardens. From medieval palace and Tudor royal residence to a private Art Deco home, it was once the childhood home of Henry VIII and later reimagined by Stephen & Virginia Courtauld in the 30s. Perfectly preserved by English Heritage, it’s a wondrous place for a family visit.

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  1. City Cruises


    City Cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from four fantastic piers near Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. Boats are designed to give you the best vantage point of river life. Enjoy the views from the open air upper deck or comfortable saloon…

  2. Greenwich Park


    Overlooking the River Thames and home to some of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

  3. Royal Observatory


    Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s only Planetarium.

  4. Astronomy Café & Terrace


    Located inside the Astronomy Centre at the Royal Observatory, the Astronomy Café & Terrace is the perfect spot to be able to relax and enjoy a light snack before exploring Greenwich Park. The café’s outdoor terrace is a coveted spot on sunny days. 

  5. Cutty Sark


    Visit Cutty Sark, the fastest ship of its time. Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London.

  6. The Cutty Sark Café


    Whilst exploring the Cutty Sark, dont forget to refuel at their Cafe! 

    Filled with a wide range of items such as sandwiches, cakes, cream teas, assorted snacks, childrens dishes and more. 

    Located on the lower ground deck, it is easy to get too and will allow you to get back to the…

  7. Parkside Café at The National Maritime Museum


    The Parkside Cafe is the perfect place to sit down, relax and take in the scenery of Greenwich. Bring your family and friends or get some time to yourself, either way you will be in for a treat! 

    Also be sure to explore their menu as they have a wide range in options for everyone. 

  8. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers


    Uber Boat by Thames Clippers makes an exception to the rule of river travel on the Thames providing a speedy service for both commuters and sightseers alike with a unique way to travel around the capital. Getting to your destination with plenty of time to explore while enjoying the amazing views on…

  9. The O2

    Greenwich Peninsula

    The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich Peninsula in South East London. It is home to The O2 Arena, indigo at The O2, ICON Outlet, Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping, an exhibition space and a street full of bars and restaurants.

  10. London Cable Car

    Greenwich Peninsula

    Take to the air on London's only cable car and enjoy a truly unique experience in east London.

  11. Icon Outlet at The O2


    Premium brands at outlet prices

  12. Oxygen Freejumping


    Freejumping at Oxygen O2 is a brilliant way to take in the whole park and try out all the bits that appeal to you. You have the choice to bounce until you can’t bounce any more or have a go on our performance trampolines.

  13. Cineworld - The O2

    Greenwich Peninsula

    Cineworld Cinema is located within The O2 arena.

  14. TOCA Social

    At TOCA Social you can kick-off a night-out by scoring a worldy, stick it top bins at post-work drinks and settle sibling rivalries with a family day out that will go down in folklore. On our pitch, you’ll experience the beautiful game like never before.

  15. Up at The O2

    Greenwich Peninsula

    Up at The O2 takes you on an exhilarating 90-minute climb over the roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. See a different side of the city, by day, at twilight or sunset.

  16. Eltham Palace and Gardens


    Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence, Eltham Palace was transformed by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Discover the Courtauld’s extravagant lifestyle as you explore their stylish home which incorporates original medieval features into an otherwise…

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
City Cruises (51.48371,-0.0095)Greenwich Park (51.477,0.00137)0.96
Greenwich Park (51.477,0.00137)Royal Observatory (51.47784,-0.00135)0.19
Royal Observatory (51.47784,-0.00135)Astronomy Café & Terrace (51.47686,-0.0005)0.11
Astronomy Café & Terrace (51.47686,-0.0005)Cutty Sark (51.48258,-0.00945)0.8
Cutty Sark (51.48258,-0.00945)The Cutty Sark Café (51.48287,-0.00959)0.03
The Cutty Sark Café (51.48287,-0.00959)Parkside Café at The National Maritime Museum (51.48101,-0.00524)0.33
Parkside Café at The National Maritime Museum (51.48101,-0.00524)Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (51.48369,-0.0095)0.38
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (51.48369,-0.0095)The O2 (51.50182,0.00394)2
The O2 (51.50182,0.00394)London Cable Car (51.49972,0.00843)0.35
London Cable Car (51.49972,0.00843)Icon Outlet at The O2 (51.50182,0.00394)0.35
Icon Outlet at The O2 (51.50182,0.00394)Oxygen Freejumping (51.50182,0.00394)0
Oxygen Freejumping (51.50182,0.00394)Cineworld - The O2 (51.50234,0.00403)0.05
Cineworld - The O2 (51.50234,0.00403)TOCA Social (51.50304,0.00315)0.09
TOCA Social (51.50304,0.00315)Up at The O2 (51.50134,0.00373)0.17
Up at The O2 (51.50134,0.00373)Eltham Palace and Gardens (51.44705,0.04846)6.11
Total Distance *11.92 miles
Estimated Journey Time23 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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