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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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Beautiful town and interesting historic museum

Travelled by Thames Clipper to Greenwich. Greenwich is a beautiful town located on the Thames River. We spent a morning touring the museum on the top of the hill which was very... read more

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Richmond, Canada
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Travelled by Thames Clipper to Greenwich. Greenwich is a beautiful town located on the Thames River. We spent a morning touring the museum on the top of the hill which was very interesting. Wandering the streets of the town was also pleasant.

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Paris, France
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Lots of ways to go there (boat, one), train, walking under the river. Then the lovely village with nice pubs where you can find the traditional fish and chips ! The walk to the meridien is lovely and the maritime museum is amust see where you can spend lots of time. A must do when in London

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Worth a visit - it was a beautiful sunny day when we were here & it was a lovely place to walk around, visit the park and the observatory and have lunch.

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Take a boat or otherwise it is a must visit attraction which is beautiful n knowledgeful. A visit to top will take you to 'GMT- Greenwich Meantime Theory' where one can learn how World is divided in Time zones . Beautiful lush green lawns , Royal observatory, cutty sark - last surviving tea clipper , Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Greenwitch... More 

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Visited on very sunny day April 19th 2017. Got off a boat trip and walked up to the observatory. the view from the top of the park is great its panorama from the o2 to the shard. You can also see the GMT line without paying to go into the observatory. There's loads of places to sit, just a great... More 

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It's well worth a visit to head to Greenwich not only for the museum but also the whole place is just lovely. It's a gorgeous place and the park is fantastic for sitting and relaxing in with the added bonus of some great views. I'd recommend the riverboats to get here, it's a lovely day out in London.

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Royal Greenwich, one of my favourite areas of London - steeped in history, museums, sites, a fabulous royal park, an observatory, the home of GMT, indoor and outdoor markets, restaurants/cafes/bars/pubs and of course the home of the Cutty Sark. There is something for everyone in Greenwich. With excellent transport links including by river the area is easily accessible. Well worth... More 

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I loved Greenwich! I came here mostly to see the Royal Observatory, which I did. I didn't count on falling for the town itself. This place is loaded with old world charm. It has wonderful shops, pubs and restaurants. I only planned to stay a few hours, I ended up spending the entire day.

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The village of Greenwich a fantastic location to stroll around and see local artists and stall holders in the markets. The additional street food stalls are welcome and delicious. The area has some lovely book stores and you can spend time looking through the area before you even visit the highlight attractions. We took the DLR to Greenwich - whilst... More 

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I love Greenwich! it's is adorable and has many small restaurants and shops. I normally go and visit the market which is great!

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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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