Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site
Just a few miles from central London, on the Dover Road, is Maritime Greenwich, birthplace of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I.
In the Royal Park stands the fine Palladian Queen’s House.
The National Maritime Museum, with its new Sammy Ofer wing, contains superb collections of ship models, paintings, maps, engravings, uniforms, weapons, figureheads and boats, with special exhibitions on the environment, voyages of discovery, overseas travel and trade, the development of the docks and passenger transport.
At the top of the hill, visit the Old Royal Observatory and Flamsteed House, home of the Astronomer Royal - learn about the development of astronomy - admire the collection of scientific instruments, clocks and telescopes. Stand astride the Greenwich Meridian.
The Greenwich Foundation oversees Greenwich University, Trinity College of Music and the former Greenwich Hospital. A visit to the Old Royal Naval College is a must, to marvel at the fabulous Painted Hall and the classical Greek-style Chapel.
Experience 19th century sailing aboard the Cutty Sark.
Call in at Greenwich market, for arts and crafts, antiques and collectables and all the little cafes and restaurants around it.
You can travel to Greenwich by coach, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or boat.