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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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Greenwich and Docklands International FestivalGreenwich and Docklands International FestivalGreenwich and Docklands International FestivalThe whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a nine day free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. The festival always opens with an epic outdoor spectacular and this year The House, by video artist Tal Rosner and German outdoor theatre company Pan.Optikum, marks the 4002016-06-24T00:00:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  24th June to 2nd July 2016
The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a nine day free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. The festival always opens with an epic outdoor spectacular and this year The House, by video artist Tal Rosner and German outdoor theatre company Pan.Optikum, marks the 400... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £51  38% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  22% off
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
 
 
 
InterContinental London - The O2
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  34% off
1 Waterview Drive, SE10 | 26 minutes from Greenwich
InterContinental London The O2 is the closest hotel to the domed entertainment venue, making it the ideal spot to stay for those visiting concerts and events. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Greenwich

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
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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Events near Greenwich

Near Greenwich
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Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th September 2015 to 26th June 2016
Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of ...More
 
 
 
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Hidden London Photography Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th May to 2nd July 2016 - 10am-5pm
Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
Photography exhibition based on the theme of Hidden London, by students on Adult Community Learning and Digital Photography courses at Greenwich Community College....More
 
 
 
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Dancing Sailors
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th May, 31st May and 1st June 2016 at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
A chance to make a sailor puppet....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Greenwich

Near Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from Greenwich
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, SE10 | 6 minutes from Greenwich
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
 
 
 
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Shopping near Greenwich

The best shops and markets near Greenwich
Greenwich Printmakers Gallery
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
1a Greenwich Market, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
Commercial Art ... More
 
 
 
Arty Globe by Hartwig Braun
London > Shopping > Art and Design
15 Greenwich Market, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
Playfully challenging the rules of perspective, Hartwig Braun creates something striking, adventurous and unique - capturing the essence of the city - out of the familiar ... More
 
 
 
Greenwich Covered Crafts Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
A colourful collection of exotic arts and crafts adorn the stalls of this little known gem in Greenwich. Established in 1849 there are 120 stalls ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Greenwich

What are the best dining options near Greenwich London?
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
 
 
 
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Spread Eagle
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Greenwich

Near Greenwich
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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Leisure near Greenwich

Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Globe Rowing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Trafalger Rowing Centre, Crane Street, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
Rowing ... More
 
 
 
Arches Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
80 Trafalgar Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
Very well equipped fitness centre. Fitness pool for lane swimmers. Leisure pool. Fitness classes. Winner of the Fitness Industry Association's Flame Award ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 7 minutes from Greenwich
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Greenwich

The best pubs near London Greenwich.
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Greenwich
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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Nightlife near Greenwich

Greenwich clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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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Meeting venue hire near Greenwich

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Greenwich.
University of Greenwich
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, SE10 | 2 minutes from Greenwich
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National Maritime Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from Greenwich
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Greenwich
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
 
 
 

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Dancing Sailors
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2016 

Cutty Sark 5.3 miles from Greenwich

A chance to make a sailor puppet....More

Hidden London Photography Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2016 

Old Royal Naval College 5.34 miles from Greenwich

Photography exhibition based on the theme of Hidden London, by students on Adult Community Learning and Digital Photography courses at ...More

Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2016 

National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from Greenwich

Take off into outer space in Above and Beyond, an interactive exhibition by Boeing created in collaboration ...More

 
Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle
Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from Greenwich

A hundred years after World War One the National Maritime Museum reflects on ...More

 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2016 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5.6 miles from Greenwich

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
 
 
 
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