The 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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South Quay, E14 | 26 minutes from Greenwich
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London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
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Greenwich Park, Romney Road, SE10 | 7 minutes from Greenwich
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The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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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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The Space 4.5 miles from Greenwich
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The Stockwell Street Building 5.46 miles from Greenwich
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National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from Greenwich
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