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National Maritime MuseumLocated 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 1823 when a National Gallery of Naval Art was established, and the museum is housed in an elegant building which used to be an asylum. The collection spans seascape paintings and scientific instruments, and covers everything from sea power to piracy. The new Nelson gallery, which opened to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, displays Nelson's bloodstained uniform. Visitors can try their hand with ropes, rowing, and steering equipment. The Peter Harrison Planetarium, Meridian Line and the largest telescope in the UK are all highlights of a trip to the museum.

 

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The MoonThe MoonThe MoonNot just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition at the Royal Museums Greenwich, timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing on 20th July 1969. The earliest drawings of the Moon, made using a telescope by Thomas Harriott, are loaned from the collection of Lord Egremont, along with 2019-10-17T00:00:00+01002020-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  19th July 2019 to 5th January 2020
Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition at the Royal Museums Greenwich, timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing on 20th July 1969. The earliest drawings of the Moon, made using a telescope by Thomas Harriott, are loaned from the collection of Lord Egremont, along with ... More about this event
 
Marvellous MoonsMarvellous MoonsMarvellous MoonsIn the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is looking beyond our Moon with its new exhibition, Marvellous Moons. While Earth only has one moon, there are in fact hundreds of them - nearly 200 moons have been discovered in our Solar System. All come in different shapes and sizes and som2019-10-17T10:00:00+01002020-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th May 2019 to 20th March 2020
VENUE  Royal Observatory Greenwich 
In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is looking beyond our Moon with its new exhibition, Marvellous Moons. While Earth only has one moon, there are in fact hundreds of them - nearly 200 moons have been discovered in our Solar System. All come in different shapes and sizes and som... More about this event
 
Brolly Productions: The Powder MonkeyBrolly Productions: The Powder MonkeyBrolly Productions' opera set on board a slave ship in 1788 during an uprising and features music by the composer Errollyn Wallen.2019-11-05T19:00:00+00002019-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Maritime Museum,   Park Row      SE10 9NF
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Maze Hill Railway Station
 
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  28% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 16 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £40  26% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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 £74  23% off
South Quay, E14 | 28 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as National Maritime Museum
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 | Same location as National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as National Maritime Museum
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
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 3 minutes from National Maritime Museum
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
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The Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th July 2019 to 5th January 2020
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as National Maritime Museum
Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition at the Royal Museums Greenwich, timed to coincide with the fiftieth ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Marvellous Moons
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th May 2019 to 20th March 2020
National Maritime Museum, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as National Maritime Museum
In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is looking beyond our Moon with its new ...More
 
 
 
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Cutty Sark 150
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st February to 31st December 2019
National Maritime Museum, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from National Maritime Museum
The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest ship of its time, the Cutty Sark marks its 150th anniversary in 2019. A whole range of special ...More
 
 
 
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from National Maritime Museum
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... More
 
 
 
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from National Maritime Museum
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
 
 
 
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The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from National Maritime Museum
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17-19 Nelson Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Grind brings its mix of music, design, coffee, food and cocktails outside of Zone 1 for the first time and it's the biggest Grind to date. ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 2.2 miles from National Maritime Museum
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from National Maritime Museum
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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
 
 
 
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 26 minutes from National Maritime Museum
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
 
 
 
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... More
 
 
 
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from National Maritime Museum
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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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from National Maritime Museum
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from National Maritime Museum
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Marvellous Moons
Marvellous Moons
Exhibitions | Until 20th March 2020 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is looking ...More

 
Cutty Sark 150
Cutty Sark 150
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

Cutty Sark 6 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest ship of its time, the Cutty Sark marks its 150th anniversary in ...More

 
The Blackout
Comedy | On 17th October 2019 

Up the Creek 6 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

A quick-fire competition in which 15 stand-ups battle it out in five-minute slots....More

London Oktoberfest
London Oktoberfest
Exhibitions | Until 16th November 2019 

Millwall Park 13 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

Already laying claim to the title of the capital's biggest Oktoberfest experience, London Oktoberfest is even bigger this year, running ...More

 
The Play At 8: The Monkey's Paw
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

The Space 23 minutes walk from National Maritime Museum

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David McVicar directs a brand new Royal Opera ...More

 
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Following on from London's original Workshop Coffee Co, the White Collar Factory Coffeebar sits on the ground floor of the east London factory....More

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Sacred Cafe is antipodean coffee shop specialising in flat whites created with their own house ...More

 
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Where's Wally: The Big Museum Hunt
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