Greenwich – where East meets West

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Greenwich is a district of South East London. It has a famous Worlds Heritage Site, it has many must see places like the Royal Navy buildings – now National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and Old Royal Naval College. There is also Greenwich park with great views of Canary Wharf and Central London, Greenwich Market and O2 arena – Millenium Dome.

I love getting to Greenwich through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel from Isle of Dogs. It was opened in 1902! and it is great especially if you are cycling and want to get to Greenwich quick. The tunnel is over 370 metres long and it is a bit spooky as you can hear the water swooshing overhead and dropping from the ceiling. The lift doesn’t always work but you can always use the spiral stairs.

Cutty Sark is also a must visit place. It was brought to Greenwich in 1922 and it is the last remaining tea clipper in existence. However in 2007 a big part of the ship was destroyed in fire, but it was being fully restored and now is a great attraction for tourists.

Greenwich offers also their own Tour Guides and you can find out more about Greenwich’s maritime history.

Nearby you can visit the Emirates Air Line cable car, Up at the O2 and Eltham Palace or The Fan Museum.

This time I only visited the sites of Greenwich due to my husband graduating from University of Greenwich. My turn tomorrow! Can’t wait.

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