Greenwich is about a 45-minute journey from Central London, but it’s very much worth the trip – and here’s why.
Greenwich is one of my favourite places in London, but over the years I could probably count the times I have actually visited on one hand – and yet every time I go back, I catch myself thinking, “I should totally do this more often”. It’s got a different vibe to anywhere else in London – the stunning architecture of the naval College and the University really set it apart, not to mention the looming presence of the Cutty Sark.
Here, we’ve compiled our top recommendations for a day in Greenwich:
The Cutty Sark:
You can’t miss the Cutty Sark, the world’s only surviving tea clipper. It is, honestly, majestic, and the best part it – YOU CAN GO INSIDE. It boasts the world’s largest collection of Merchant Navy figureheads, and sometimes hosts comedy nights and special events. Check it out here.
There’s always something cool at the market, and the food is enough to leave you drooling. The selection of vegan food there is pretty impressive, I usually end up doing a full lap to decide what I want before stashing my bag full of far more than I could possible eat anyway. If it’s a nice day, treat yourself to a picnic and take your haul down to Greenwich Park.
Another brilliant reason to visit Greenwich for all science fans – the Observatory is amazing. You can visit the museum all about time, stand on the Meridian Line and watch shows at the Planetarium. Plus, the views from the top of the hill aren’t too shabby, either.
The pubs in Greenwich are a real treat. The Gipsy Moth, right by the Cutty Sark, has a huge outdoor area, and the food is fantastic – well worth a visit, especially on a hot day. There’s also the Trafalgar Tavern, right on the Thames, and the views there speak for themselves.
If you are interested in spending some time in Greenwich, you can easily get the Thames Clipper from Central London. If you fancy popping down after one of our tours, ask one of our guides to direct you.