About the Area
Looking for the ideal combination of world-class heritage sites and unique modern flavour? Look no further than Greenwich. A certified world heritage site, this one of a kind neighbourhood has the feel of a friendly village, but is fully stocked with some of the most important historical sites in the country. Once the epicentre of London's architectural, scientific and artistic achievements, Greenwich today offers an amazing glimpse into the city's history and the consistent ingenuity of its people. Home to London's wildly popular Greenwich public market and a host of bars, restaurants and boutiques, it is quickly becoming one of the most unique places to visit. Easily one of the nicest and most notable parts of the city, Greenwich is a quiet, safe neighbourhood for both visitors and residents.
Places of Interest
There is no shortage of amazing and affordable things to do in Greenwich. From the National Maritime Museum to the fully renovated Cutty Sark, the area is packed with educational sites guaranteed to both impress and entertain. One of the most important of these is the Royal Observatory. The first building designed in England solely dedicated to science, the Observatory is proud to celebrate over 250 years as the national 'hub' of research into positional astronomy. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Greenwich Park and its immaculate views of the city, the Observatory is an experience that is cherished by locals and appreciated by tourists.
Having satisfied your intellectual curiosity, why not take the time to explore the unique offerings in Greenwich's many shops and historic market? If you're searching for a truly unique gift, local art, vintage clothing, music, books and the best in artisanal gourmet, you can find all of that and more in the covered Greenwich market. With a rich history dating as far back as 1837, this much-loved destination is a pleasant place to spend the day and sample the true flavour of the neighbourhood.
Fancy a pint? Greenwich is fully stocked with relaxed pubs, wine bars and restaurants that are virtually guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Whether you're in the mood for Thai, Indian, Italian or Spanish, you can be sure to find just what you're looking for. Goddards at Greenwich even offers London's 'most traditional' meal to those who are looking for the ultimate city specific experience. Using a recipe untouched since the 1800's, this traditional British pub serves up hot meat pies cooked fresh throughout the day.
Only 20 minutes from central London, Greenwich is easily accessible through many methods. Docklands Light Railway, tube and bus are all popular choices but perhaps the most interesting is the Thames Riverboat. Leaving every twenty minutes, the Thames clipper adds an extra touch of historic wonder to your journey. Those who prefer the convenience of the underground should plan for an extra twenty minutes of transport time as many commuters have settled in Greenwich and make their way to London during peak hours. The Southeastern Train Service offers the quickest mode of transport with only an 8 minute journey from London Bridge Station and a 17 minute journey from Charing Cross Station.