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, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, and Leisure.

Greenwich Hotels

in or near Greenwich
Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
South Quay, E14
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge for ... More
De Vere Venues Devonport House
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
King William Walk, SE10
Situated on the World Heritage Site in Greenwich and steeped in naval history, Devonport House offers you the perfect way to enjoy London buzz, without the ... More
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
30 Stockwell Street, SE10
For two centuries, maritime Greenwich was the heart of a naval empire that ruled every sea in the world. Home of the international dateline, this area ... 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

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
Blockbuster Video
London > Shopping > Electronics
151 East Ferry Road, Greenwich, London E14
The world’s largest video store chain. Rents recent and classic movies on video and DVD and computer games to members. Sells discounted ex-rental videos, games and ... More
Blockbuster Video
London > Shopping > Electronics
151 East Ferry Road, Greenwich, London E14
The world’s largest video store chain. Rents recent and classic movies on video and DVD and computer games to members. Sells discounted ex-rental videos, games and ... 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
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Mem Saheb
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
65 - 67 Amsterdam Road, Docklands, , Greenwich, London E14
A very popular North Indian restaurant right on the Thames. The food is excellent and the prices are really low for this part of town. This ... 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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