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 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Greenwich Hotels

in or near Greenwich
Good Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock, E161FA
Providing work for those who have previously struggled, the Good Hotel has earned its name. The striking hotel, which can be found floating at the historic ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Western Gateway, E16
The Crowne Plaza Docklands is the main hotel for the giant ExCel Centre. It's a great place to stay if you're visiting a conference or exhibition, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks Docklands
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Silvertown Way, E16
The shimmering business parks of the Docklands are a tribute to the spirit of modernity, and this clean, efficient hotel, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Entertainment

in or near Greenwich
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Cutty Sark, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
 
 
 
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, Greenwich, London SE10
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
Peter De Wit's Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment > 23 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10
Proud for their homemade food since 1988, the jazz cafe proclaims they are 'All day breakfast, afternoon tea, sausage and mash and jazz'. The music is ... More
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
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Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, Greenwich, London SE10
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Greenwich
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Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, Greenwich, London SE10
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... More
 
 
 
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Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, London SE10
London's Meantime Brewing Company, led by brewmaster and founder Alastair Hook, is one of Britain's leading craft brewers. When the brewery moved from Penhall Road to ... More
 
 
 
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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The Gaylord
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
141 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, London E14
Indian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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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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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Greenwich.
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
 
 
 
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, Greenwich, London SE10
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Greenwich Nightlife

Greenwich clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, Greenwich, London SE10
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Leisure

Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
George Green Community Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
100 Manchester Road, Greenwich, London E14
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
The George Green Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
100 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich, London E14
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Island Sports Trust
London > Leisure > Fitness
100 Manchester Road, Greenwich, London E14
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Greenwich Education

in or near Greenwich
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
University of Greenwich School of Law
London > Education > Law
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10
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Ravensbourne
London > Education > Adult Education
Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich, London SE10
Ravensbourne is a university sector college specialising in digital media and design. The Greenwich based site runs courses that cover everything from fashion to architecture. The ... More
 
 
 

Greenwich Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Greenwich.
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, Greenwich, London SE10
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
University of Greenwich
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10
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National Maritime Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich, Greenwich, London SE10
Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back to ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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