5 things to visit in Greenwich, London

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Greenwich, located in south-east London, is best well-known for being used worldwide as the reference time zone. 
Not only this, but it was added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 1997 due to its 'outstanding universal value' of maritime cultural and historical patrimony.  

In this post, I will be sharing the top 5 attractions in Greenwich, the things I believe everyone should include in their visit! 


Cutty Sark

I did not have high expectations but I was honestly so impressed by the size of this ship! 
It was one of the latest and fastest sailing ships to be built for the tea trading commerce. After being sold to a Portuguese company, it later returned to its origins in 1922. It is now one of the only three remaining original ships from the nineteenth century.
You can stick to admiring the clipper from the outside and the unbelievable views of London's skyline across the River Thames.
On the other hand, you could enter the ship, embark in a tour and explore the quarters, restored to accurately represent 150 years of history.

Price (to enter the ship):
Adult (16+): £15
Child (free under 4): £7.5
Student (under 25): £10
Open: 10am - 5pm daily

  
  


Greenwich Market

This indoor market is located right in the heart of the town and has been open since 1700. 
Here you can find many boutique shops, excentric cafes and stalls featuring street food, antiques, collectables and handmade products. In addition, the main traders are independent artists and small business owners. 
The whole atmosphere really provides a unique shopping experience.
One of the non-missable shops is The Fudge Patch. I had the opportunity to meet some of the lovely team members and learn all about the process of making vegan and handmade fudge (and to try some of it: absolutely delicious!).

Price: free
Open: 10am - 5:30pm daily

  
  
  


Old Royal Naval College

The college is located in the Naval College Gardens. On the grounds, you can also see Greenwich University.
Initially built to serve the purpose of a hospital, it was later turned into a training establishment for the Royal Navy.
The buildings are absolutely magnificent and some of them even open to the public (such as the chapel).
Fun fact: the site has been used for shooting some really well-known movies such as The Avengers (1998) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)!

Price: free entry to the Chapel and grounds
Open:
Grounds: 8am - 11pm daily
Chapel: 10am - 5pm Monday - Sunday

  


National Maritime Museum

An extremely interesting and interactive centre to learn about British maritime history.
The exhibitions and collections feature original pieces from cartography to manuscripts and navigational instruments.
Near the site, you can also visit the Queen's House and Royal Observatory (where you can stand in the Greenwich Meridian Line).

Price: free
Special exhibition £9
Open: 10am - 5pm
  
  


Emirates Cable Car

The perfect way to oversee the incredible views of London and the O2 Arena.
Cabins arrive every 30 seconds so there is the possibility to soar above the Thames in your own private cabin (holding up to 9 people). Could not think of a more romantic scenario! 
Flights are reduced to 5 minutes during rush hour and extended to 13 minutes after 7pm.

Price:
Adult: £4.5 single, £3.4 with Oyster Card
Child: £2.3 single, £1.7 with Oyster Card
Open: different each day; check here

  

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