Located 6 miles east of Central London, the Greenwich neighborhood holds many fascinating places to explore. While the area can become congested with traffic, it is easy to get around Greenwich using public transportation including boat and rail. Come explore this fascinating area where all attractions are located within easy walking distance from each other.
It is easy to see why the Maritime Greenwich is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is home to the 1869 CuttySark tea clipper that was one of the fastest tea clippers ever built. This park is also home to The Royal Observatory housing the official Greenwich time clock along with presenting impressive planetarium shows to the public. The park is also houses the Queen’s House that was first classical building built in England. Visitors can also see the Royal Naval College with its impressive painted ceilings. Do not leave without visiting the National Maritime Museum that is the largest museum in the world dedicated to seafaring history.
One of London’s oldest shopping areas, the Greenwich Market opened in 1700. Shoppers strolling along the cobblestone floor find many unique handcrafted items at this market that is open seven days a week. Many vendors also offer antiques at this market with its unique architecture. Do not leave the Greenwich Market without stopping for lunch or dinner brought from the many establishments located there.
Something exciting is always happening at The o2 that was originally constructed to celebrate the opening of the third millennium. The o2 arena is the second largest arena in the United Kingdom, and it is a popular spot for live musical entertainment. Partying at the indigo at The O2 is always a fun way to pass an evening because of its four bars. Challenge friends to a fun game of bowling before heading to the Bubble to learn more about London’s music history.
Emirates Air Line Cable Car
Experience the sights and sounds of Greenwich from a new perspective with a ride on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car. Spanning the Thames River, this ride lasts from 5 to 10 minutes depending on how large the crowd is at the time. Those staying at the Clarendon London hotel can easily access the car at Greenwich Peninsula allowing them to arrive at the Royal Docks where the ExCeL Centre hosts exciting sporting events.
King Henry VII grew up in the Eltham Palace in this exciting London neighborhood. While most of his home was destroyed by fire, Stephen and Virginia Courtauld acquired the property in the 1930s building their beautiful Art Deco home. This home surrounded by lush gardens is open to the public.
There are many various reasons that people come to the Greenwich neighborhood in London. History lovers adore visiting Maritime Greenwich while the Greenwich Market is a shopping paradise. The o2 is a wonderful place to party while the Emirates Air Line Cable Car makes getting to exciting sporting events at the ExCeL Center incredibly easy. Finally, the beautiful Eltham Palace offers amazing art surrounded by nature.