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GreenwichThe London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. 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 Royal Observatory built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II. At the 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 O2 and the Thames Barrier. Greenwich can be reached in 15 minutes by train from central London, or via a leisurely 45 minute cruise from Westminster or Charing Cross Piers.

 

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North Greenwich Tube Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Maze Hill Railway Station
 
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Greenwich Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £33  37% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 17 minutes from Greenwich
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
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Catherine Grove, SE10 | 17 minutes from Greenwich
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
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South Quay, E14 | 26 minutes from Greenwich
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3.4 miles from Greenwich
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Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | 3.8 miles from Greenwich
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London City Island
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from Greenwich
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London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
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The Queen's House
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Park Row, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
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Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
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Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 6 minutes from Greenwich
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Greenwich, 12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from Greenwich
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Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
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302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from Greenwich
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Greenwich Picturehouse
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180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 9 minutes from Greenwich
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College Approach, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
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26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 10 minutes from Greenwich
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20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 10 minutes from Greenwich
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The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.7 miles from Greenwich
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Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.3 miles from Greenwich
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 26 minutes from Greenwich
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The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 18 minutes from Greenwich
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The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 26 minutes from Greenwich
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Old Royal Naval College
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Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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Laban
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Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from Greenwich
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