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, and Leisure.

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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
Cubitt Launderette
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
11 Castalia Square, Greenwich, London E14
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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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