Thursday, 8 May 2014

Things to do in Greenwich Village - London

Located South of the river Greenwich village can feel  far removed from what surrounds it, like a diamond in the rough. Home to the Cutty Sark - A famous clipper ship, the stunning Greenwich University and Greenwich Park which offers romantic views of London’s. Greenwich is the perfect place to spend a whole day exploring when you visit London. 


First of all you need to get to Greenwich and the best way of getting there is the Thames Clipper. It’s a great excursion, passing many original London landmarks as they were meant to be seen: from the river. Coming back into the city after dark is magical, passing under Tower Bridge with the lights of the City shimmering on the Thames. In

The O2 is a pretty iconic and hosts sports events, concerts and  exhibitions. Feeling brave? Scale the dome, Spidey-style, for panoramic views of London from the viewing platform. I'm hoping to climb it on my visit to London in September. The 02 is currently hosting the wonderful Cirque du soleil Dralion which  fuses the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil. Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature.

If you want a cracking view head to Greenwich Park which been a haven for Londoners and tourists since 1427, playing host to countless cricket games, picnics and most recently the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon arena for the Olympic Games. It’s royal, it’s pretty and it’s hugely popular. If you want a quieter spot to relax then try heading out to West Greenwich, close to Blackheath, where you can walk up to The Point. You can see across the chimneypots of London and enjoy some lovely views.

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Greenwich Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks.
Greenwich Park hosts the Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory as well as being part of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site which is home to The National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College.
The oldest enclosed Royal Park, Greenwich dates back to 1427 and offers spectacular views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond.
- See more at: http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park#sthash.J4r91PaO.dpuf

If you want to visit museums, marvel at science and experience the history of London then Greenwich is the place to be. Royal Museums Greenwich is a group of world class museums incorporating the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House, situated at the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World.

Stand with a foot in each hemisphere at Longitude 0°0' 0” in the Meridian Courtyard, marvel at the scientific discoveries that changed our understanding of time and space and see how the Astronomers Royal used to live and work at Sir Christopher Wren's Flamsteed House.

Enjoy a spectacular cinematic experience at London's only planetarium, with breathtaking tours of outer space guided by real astronomers.

If you want to shop head to
Greenwich Market which is open 7 days a week. It's London’s only historic market set within a World Heritage site. Surrounded by independent and boutique shops you are sure to find something different. You can get a bite to eat here with plenty of nice pubs and cafes in the area. Enjoy a relaxing day out with a great choice of take away food from the market and a range of gastro pubs, restaurants, cafes and wine bars within an easy stroll.

What are your favourite spots in London? What other delights does Greenwich have to offer that I've missed out?

Gemma
facebook / instagram / bloglovin / twitter / tumblr / pinterest

5 comments:

  1. Last time I was in London I went got to explore Greenwich a little. We went to the market, the Cutty Sark and then went to the Observatory to watch the sun set over the London skyline. It was lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely pictures. Greenwich is a great part of london that does quite often get missed!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing place to visit. I love your pictures and you have tempted me to visit Greenwich again.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can't wait to take a boat trip to Greenwich when I take the Rangers there in July.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've only been to Greenwich once but I remember it well, and I had a nice day there. I loved the market, could've stayed there for hours and hours! x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving a comment, feel free to ask me any questions here or on twitter- @Gemma_DS.