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Greenwich Park

Where navigation was Born

London's oldest enclosed Royal Park, Greenwich Park is a lovely green expanse. There is no better place to go for astonishing views across the River Thames, Canary Wharf, The O2 Arena and much of the City of London.

The park is complete with delightful walks, rose garden, a deer garden, boating lake, large children's' play area as well as the astounding historical buildings.

From the entrance to Greenwich Park through the extraordinary gates at King William IV Walk and ascend through the park on the most popular walk to the Royal Observatory.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich - home of the World's Prime Meridian, the site of longitude 0° and Greenwich Mean Time.

The Meridian Line divides the East and West hemispheres of the entire Earth, every area of the globe are measured in terms of distance from this very point. Lucky tourists are able to say they are both in the Western and Eastern hemisphere simultaneously by standing either side of the line. 

The Observatory itself was designed by one of Britain's most celebrated architect, Sir Christopher Wren, offers an unsurpassed journey into the extraordinary phenomena of time, space and astronomy.

For young and old the displays of old astronomical equipment are fascinating and will captivate any visitor. Among the Observatory's most treasured possessions are John Harrison's Cocks that were engineered to determine longitude at sea, a highly desired navigational process that prior to discovery caused numerous disasters.

Next door to the Royal Observatory is the Peter Harrison Planetarium, a brand new facility to delight the kids and big-kids among us. Now London's only planetarium, it allows you to travel across the universe with spectacular images taken from actual space exploration crafts and high-powered telescopes.

Probably the most impressive part of the Observatory is the wonderful view over Greenwich and all the way into Central London, absolutely worth the 'price' of the walk up the hill.

Opening times:
Daily 10:00–17:00

Please visit the Royal Observatory website for the latest information.

National Maritime Museum

Explore Britain's long history of nautical exploits in the National Maritime Museum. The museum itself is one of Greenwich's top attractions with rooms filled with dramatic recreations and exotic, nautical treasures.

From the enthralling stories of naval battles and famous explorers to the vast collection of time-less, significant naval artefacts, every piece in the National Maritime Museum is beautifully brought to life with in-depth and interactive exhibits.

Visit the Maritime Museum for a heroic chronicle of Britain's greatest Admiral, Horatio Nelson, describing his unconventional exploits in the Napoleonic Wars and see his very own blood-stained uniform from his fatal wound at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Other highlights include Miss Britain III the first every boat to top 100knots on open water and the 19m-long golden state barge built for the Prince of Wales back in in 1732. The huge ship's propeller can't be missed on level 1.

Take the kids to level two to treat them with the chance to fire the cannon at a rouge pirate ship or guide their very own tanker into port.

Admission to the National Maritime Museum is free.

Opening times
Daily 10:00–17:00

Please visit the National Maritime Museum website for the latest information.

Queen's House

One of the most important buildings to visit in Britain, the Queen's House was the first ever classically Renaissance designed structure of its kind in the country.

The architect Inigo Jones was commissioned in 1616 by King James I of England, to construct this revolutionary building as an apology for his Queen, Anne of Denmark.

Today this beautiful building has displays of paintings and portraits from the national collection. Famous for the stunning Great Hall, the dazzling Tulip Stairs and the Queen's House Ghost. Stop by the Queens House for a lovely backdrop to enjoy a picnic while you survey London.

Admission to the Queen's House is free.

Opening times
Daily 08:00–18:00

Please visit the Queen's House website for the latest information.

Old Royal Naval College

Designed by some of the greatest architects of the time, The Old Royal Naval College is a stunning creation. A masterpiece from the minds of Charles Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and John Vanbrugh, the Naval College's Chapel and painted Hall are incredible sights to witness.

Admission to the Old Royal Naval College is free.

Opening times
Daily 08:00–18:00

Please visit the Old Royal Naval College website for the latest information.

Times are given as a guide only. Please check the websites in advance.