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Exploring Greenwich

Greenwich has one of the best views of London when standing near the Royal Observatory.

Greenwich is home to many fascinating sites, such as the National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark.

Across the river from the hustle and bustle of Canary Wharf, sits the tranquil maritime suburb of Greenwich. With its rich history of exploration, Greenwich is undoubtedly the perfect day out for those wishing to see beautiful views, sample rich foods and unravel a fascinating history.

Greenwich town center is a World Heritage site, sharing a status held by both Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramids. Despite the large open spaces of the park, the town has a cosy feel, with small cafes, shops and a market seemingly hidden between the Victorian and Georgian houses. Greenwich Market has been in existence since 1737 and now offers a selection of mouth-watering and unusual street foods, beautiful crafts, and unique gifts. The produce in the market today is a far cry from the groceries and earthenware sold when the market moved to the site in the 1800’s. As well as market delights, the rich history of navigation and exploration can be further shown at the Royal Observatory, atop of the park. Those who reach the top of the park are rewarded with beautiful views of Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome, before standing at the center of the world; the GMT Line, the point used to measure time across the world.

British Tours offers a half day tour to Greenwich, showing the highlights of this amazing suburb. For those with more time to spare, we can create custom tours, with even more time to spend exploring Greenwich. Contact us now for more information. 

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