London area of Greenwich guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Greenwich neighbourhood

Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles to the east of central London. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. Many of its buildings are designed by well known English architects, including the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory, built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II. At the Old Royal Observatory, visitors can stand astride longitude zero with one foot in the eastern and the other in the western hemisphere. The borough enjoys many royal connections and within its boundaries are two former Royal Palaces and two royal dockyards. Additional visitor attractions include Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark - the oldest surviving tea and wool clipper, the Fan Museum - with the world's finest collection of fans - and the Thames Barrier, the world's largest moveable flood barrier. Greenwich can be reached in 15 minutes by train from central London, or via a leisurely 45 minute cruise from Westminster/Charing Cross Piers. Greenwich obviously doesn't have the wealth of hotels to choose from in central London but it's an alternative option for visitors with its own unique charm.

See our recommended nearby Greenwich Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, and Leisure.

Greenwich Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Greenwich
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Mudchute Park & Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, London E14
Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs, Mudchute Farm and Park is one of the largest of London's city farms, covering a 32 acre ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Greenwich
Asda
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
151 East Ferry Road, Greenwich, London E14
Now part of the Wal-Mart family, Asda is one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains. Represents good value on a huge range of fresh and frozen ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Greenwich London?
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Mudchute Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Mudchute Park & Farm, Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, London E14
Next to the farmyard animals on Mudchute Farm you'll find this great, family-friendly restaurant. If you're here with your brood to explore the 32 acres of ... More
 
 
 
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The Gaylord
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
141 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, London E14
Indian cuisine ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Greenwich.
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
114 Glengall Grove, Greenwich, London E14
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The Ferry House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
26 Ferry Street, Greenwich, London E14
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The Waterfront
London > Nightlife > Pubs
187 Marsh Wall, South Quay Plaza, Greenwich, London E14
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Greenwich Leisure

Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
London & District Korfball Association
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
9 Spindrift Avenue, Greenwich, London E14
Korfball ... More
 
 
 
 
Mudchute Equestrian Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Pier Street, Greenwich, London E14
This equestrian centre is located in the heart of this lush 31 acre park. Catering for all riders, children and adults, from beginners to the advanced, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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