Greenwich area guide

Check out Greenwich Market and find the best things to do in SE10, from pubs and restaurants to museums and comedy nights

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Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of the world but that doesn't mean the line of longitude is the only notable thing about the area. Greenwich features some of the great restaurantspubs that celebrate the history of the area and museums that make seemingly mundane topics fascinating. It's time the area became known for more than an invisible line, so check out our guide to the many things Greenwich has to offer.

What are your favourite Greenwich haunts? Let us know.

Bars and pubs in Greenwich

Richard I

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. 52-54 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT
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Greenwich Union

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 56 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT
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Old Brewery

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LM
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Ashburnham Arms

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 25 Ashburnham Grove, SE10 8UH
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Things to do in Greenwich

Up at The O2

  • Rated as: 4/5

This attraction at the O2 gives visitors the chance to go on a guided expedition across the arena roof, via a tensile fabric walkway that peaks at 53m above ground level. At the summit there's an observation platform, giving views right over London: the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, the Shard and Canary Wharf. This outdoor challenge begins at 'Base Camp', where participants are kitted out in jumpsuits, shoes and safety harnesses

  1. Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
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Queen's House

  • Rated as: 4/5

The art collection of the Royal Museums Greenwich is displayed in what was formerly the summer villa of Charles I’s queen, Henrietta Maria. Completed in 1638 by Inigo Jones, the house has an interior as impressive as the paintings on the walls. As well as the stunning 1635 marble floor, look for Britain’s first centrally unsupported spiral stair, fine painted woodwork and ceilings, and the Great Hall, which is a perfect cube.

  1. Romney Road, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
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Eltham Palace

  • Rated as: 3/5

Two palaces for the price of one. The remains of the Tudor palace (a favourite with the royal family until Henry VIII decided he preferred Greenwich) include a bridge over the moat, as well as the impressive Great Hall. The biggest draw now, though, is the art deco property (one of London's architectural treasures) erected adjoining the Great Hall in 1936 by textiles heir Stephen Courtauld. Like his more famous brother Samuel (who

  1. Off Court Rd, SE9 5QE
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National Maritime Museum

  • Rated as: 3/5
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The most important of the group of attractions known (since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012) as the Royal Museums Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum is the world's largest maritime museum, a huge store of creatively organised maritime art, cartography, models, interactives and regalia. It was greatly enhanced in 2011 by the addition of the Sammy Ofer Wing, which provides a new entrance from Greenwich Park, presided over by

  1. Romney Rd, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
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Restaurants in Greenwich

Inside

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 19 Greenwich South Street, SE10 8NW
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  1. National Maritime Museum, (Park Row), SE10 9NF
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Black Vanilla

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 5 College Approach, SE10 9HY
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Rivington Grill

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 178 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN
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marios
marios

The Hill is a lovely Mediterranean restaurant on Royal Hill which serves simple but perfectly cooked, delicious food. Friendly and attentive staff have made it a Greenwich favourite.

Aniska
Aniska

Greenwich .... what a lovely place...

Purplegeranium
Purplegeranium

I love Greenwich Park, especially the view from One Tree Hill - priceless!

Purplegeranium
Purplegeranium

Royal Teas, 76 Royal Hill, Greenwich. A small, quirky independent cafe that is long established, and does a great variety of coffees and teas. It does breakfasts, light lunches and cakes.

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