Spend a day in Greenwich soaking up the romantic baroque architecture, strolling through the parks, admiring the impressive views across London, and learning all about science, navigation and history.
When visiting Maritime Greenwich, you will be on one of London’s world heritage sites. The Old Royal Naval College sits on the original site of Henry VI’s Palace of Placentia. The Painted Hall – perhaps the finest baroque dining hall in the UK – in the Old Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren and painted by James Thornhill.
Discover the Royal Museums Greenwich collection, which is comprised of:
Experience Europe’s biggest live music concerts and events at The O2 Arena. It is the world’s busiest arena and has hosted famous stars such as Beyoncé, Michael Bublé, and Madonna. It is also home to sporting events such as the tennis ATP World Tour Finals. You’ll also find the more intimate IndigO2 music venue, the O2 Bubble exhibition space containing the British Music Experience, a multi-screen cinema, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Outside, you can climb over the dome with Up at the O2.
See London from another unusual angle onboard the Emirates Air Line cable car. Hop on just outside The O2 at the North Greenwich terminal. Travel across the river Thames to the Royal Docks, or take a “360″ return trip, for some of the best views in London.
Watch theatrical performances at the Greenwich Theatre or catch edgy live comedy at Up The Creek.
Look out for special events happening in Greenwich throughout the year such as the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival in June.
The village of Greenwich is a great destination for quirky clothes and stylish furnishings.
London has many markets for shoppers. Check out the covered Greenwich Market, running from Tuesday-Sunday. The market is filled with arts, crafts and food stalls on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You will find bric-a-brac, antiques and vintage clothing on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
For great food with a view in Greenwich, head to the Gipsy Moth next to the Cutty Sark, or the beautiful Trafalgar Tavern on the banks of the Thames. For a special occasion, try the Rivington Grill or the North Pole Piano Restaurant.