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Greenwich

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Address: London SE28OG, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central...

Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central London, this city borough is rich in maritime history and features the Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II.

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We went there on a veryhot day and sapled some of the pubs whilst there, along with some great foods from the Market.. Lovely place to walk around, with the Observatory, etc and... read more

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Poole, United Kingdom
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We went there on a veryhot day and sapled some of the pubs whilst there, along with some great foods from the Market.. Lovely place to walk around, with the Observatory, etc and we ended our day trip by looking around the Cuty Sark - a must see.

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Gatton, Australia
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We travelled by boat to Greenwich, taking just under 50mins each way. Cost without an Oyster Card is 8.7GBP each way for adults. A lovely village with character, lots of shops, cafes, pubs. The information centre has an incredible display suited to all ages and quite interactive. There is a pub (old distillery) and cafe at the info centre at... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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On a two-day trip to London, we decided to travel on the DLR to Greenwich. The journey was interesting - I am an ex-Londoner and left long before the DLR was conceived. My childhood (1950s) memories of the Tube are irrelevant today, but I still enjoy it. The DLR is a different experience - driverless, with a forward view and... More 

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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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We went here on a tour. There was alot to see and on our tour we didnt stay long but the quick sum of what we got its worth a good visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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It was by accident that we decided to take the tube to see Greenwich and the actual spot where GMT is created/measured

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Hong Kong, China
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Easy access and the nearby a market that you could have a walk lovely weather with sunshine around you

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Very interesting place to visit, there is something for everyone! I would recommend coming early and going straight to the prime meridian if you want a good picture. Takes about a half day or more to explore. We took a river ferry back to London downtown which was a great way to see the skyline and towers from the water!

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Poinciana, Florida
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Where time begins, always heard about Greenwich and was one of those must see sites for our London visit. A little bit of walking up a hill to reach the famous time clock but worth the walk.

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Okay, so I didn't see the Prime Meridian or Eltham Court, but the actual gardens out here aren't much to see.

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What an elegant picturesque place full of historical and iconic landmarks with some of the most stunning views of this part of London. Something for everyone

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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