Greenwich has plenty of activities to justify a trip, especially as it seems to specialise in more unusual offerings. Take, for example, The Fan Museum, a museum dedicated to, well, fans. Or Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, which is a four-acre wetland area in the middle of the city. Read on for even more great things to do in Greenwich.
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Theatre, comedy and music in Greenwich
Crooms Hill, SE10 8ES
Greenwich Theatre was originally a music hall established in 1871. After a couple of refurbishments and almost a century, it was converted into the Greenwich Theatre in 1969. Under the leadership of James Haddrell, the theatre makes its mark throu...
189 Greenwich High Rd, London, SE10 8JA
Home to the Galleon Theatre Company since 1995, Greenwich Playhouse is well-versed in reviving classics – from The Seagull via The Doll's House to The Importance of Being Ernest – in an accessible, contemporary way. The venue may be small, sea...
College Approach, London, SE10 9LW
The buildings of Greenwich Hospital, designed by John Webb, Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor and for more than 100 years home to the Royal Naval College, are being restored to house Greenwich University, Trinity College of Music and a new M...
302 Creek Rd, SE10 9SW
Originally set up by the legendary Malcolm Hardee, Up The Creek is an extraordinary, purpose-built club that's been around since the 1990s, and is still one of the best places to see live comedy. It's renowned for a lively – some would say bear-...
College Approach, London, SE10 9HY
At Greenwich Market you'll find fruit and veg on Wednesday, antiques on Thursday and a mix of craft and fashion by hip new designers at the weekend. Handy for the scenic splendour of Greenwich Park, it's one of the most buzzing markets in London.
Museums in Greenwich
12 Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ER
The Fan Museum is dedicated to the history of hand-held fans and the craft of fan making, with a collection of more than 3,000 specimens from all over the world, some datin...
King William Walk, SE10 9LW
Discover Greenwich is a visitor attraction giving an overview of all the sites which come under the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site banner: the baroque riverside bui...
Romney Rd, London, SE10 9NF
As well as the National Maritime Museum, on this Greenwich Park site you'll find the Queen's House, which was designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones but not completed until 1638, ...
Parks in Greenwich
Thames Path, John Harrison Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0QZ
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a four-acre wetland area with wet woodland, marsh and meadow, as well as lakes and streams. It's home to an assortment of plant life and wildlife including frogs, toads and newts, dragonflies and damselflies, an...
Park Row, SE10 8XJ
Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a 13-acre grassland enclosure, which provides an urban sanctuary for deer, foxes and over 70 species of bi...