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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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We arrived too late to go into the observatory... but the parks and the general environment around the town were awesome. The views were also great from the top of the hill by... read more

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We arrived too late to go into the observatory... but the parks and the general environment around the town were awesome. The views were also great from the top of the hill by the observatory where lots were gathered.

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Terrific connection of the park and history sight. Good idea for a walk in sunny afternoon. Highly recommend!

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Greenwich is a place to go if you are interested about Naval History. Near the river bank , you can see big old buildings and the famous Cutty Sark ship, the famous tea clipper. Greenwich is also where the meridian lies between defining the east and west hemisphere.

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Most beautiful park in London with an amazing view over London and Thames River. The park is a royal park and therefore well maintained. Cutty Sark and the village are equally pleasant, full of eateries and walks. high recommended!

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Greenwich has alot to offer for families; you could have a picnic, visit museum, market, Cuttysark, University etc which is ideal lovely family weekend

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We took a river boat tour from the pier near Westminister to Greenwich. The trip takes about an hour and is well worth doing as you get to see a tremendous amount of the London skyline. Our first stop was the Ship Cutty Sark. Well worth the time. Next we visited the Naval Museum and the surrounding grounds. The Observatory... More 

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spent the day in Greenwich. Wonderful day to see history and the sites. Go in pleasant weather and take your time in the museums. Straddle the western and eastern hemispheres at longitude 0 degrees.

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On our last visit we went to the naval museum but it was too late to see the observatory. This time we walked up the hill and were delighted to finally see the observatory and the prime meridian. The views back to London and the Thames are astonishing and worth a visit. The museum features Harrison's inventions of maritime clocks... More 

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We took the Thames Hop on Hop off. A quaint little town with a very nice market selling delicious food and craft. Tip: Buy food and drinks from the market and enjoy a picnic at the park near the museum.

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Greenwich is a real pleasure to visit. It has the feel of a village but is only half an hour from the city. Highlights on our visit included the Cutty Sark, viewing the ceiling painting in the Old Naval College and the Observatory. We also really enjoyed the bars as it was a sunny weekend when we visited so we... More 

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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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