An area south of the Thames which is steeped in national and cultural history, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is jam-packed with things to see and do.

Whether you're interested in sight-seeing, new places to shop or the arts, see what there is to offer with our guide to Greenwich.

Sights

Greenwich Park

One of the most stunning views in London, those who visit the viewing point at the pinnacle of Greenwich Park will be blown away by the City's skyline before them.

Visitors to this royal park can also stop off at the Royal Observatory, an astronomy centre with a museum, or simply enjoy the acres of lush green space.

Cutty Sark

This historic ship, the world's last surviving tea clipper, is docked by Greenwich Pier and is next to the Old Royal Naval College, which is free to enter.

Enjoy afternoon tea on the ship, visit the museum or take a walk through the Naval College Gardens to soak up the cultural heritage.

National Maritime Museum/Queen's House

A continuation of the nautical theme, the National Maritime Museum can be found at the northern end of Greenwich Park.

Here, take a tour around the country's largest naval history centre, or visit the Queen's House, a famous mansion which now displays items from the museum's collection.

Food and drink

Wherever you choose to visit in Greenwich, you'll never be far away from a good meal.

At Greenwich Market, there are numerous stalls selling all kinds of street food, as well a variety of cafes and delis.

Restaurants which are well worth a visit include: 

Leisure

Greenwich Market

Located to the south of Cutty Sark, Greenwich Market boasts up to 120 stalls and has been dubbed one of London best covered markets.

Whether you're in need of jewellery, clothing, art or homewares, pop along for some shopping and then relax by one of the many cafes around the market.

The o2 Arena

For entertainment, there's always a packed programme at the o2 Arena, including live music, sports, shows and comedy.

See the landmark building itself in a new way by walking over the top of the famous dome with Up at the O2.

During the 90 minute experience, participants are taken on a guided expedition via a fabric walkway which is suspended 2m above the surface of the roof.

At the summit, there is an observation platform where you will get the chance to take in spectacular views of London. 

Emirates Airline

Experience the sights of Greenwich and wider London from another vantage point by taking the Emirates Airline, a cable car route over the Thames between North Greenwich and Royal Victoria stations.

For less than £5, visitors can glide over the river while spotting landmarks including Canary Wharf and the Olympic Stadium.

 

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