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 Park © Andrejs Fjodorovs

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. Though it’s located just five miles from central London, a visit to leafy, family-friendly Greenwich almost feels like a retreat from some of the city’s more hectic districts. To set the tone for your relaxed day out, why not arrive by taking a boat trip down the Thames

Greenwich may be calmer and more community-minded than some parts of London, but don’t be fooled into thinking there’s nothing to do here. Once you’ve taken in the stunning Thames views, you can check out fascinating museums, a vibrant market and world-famous tea clipper the Cutty Sark. London’s biggest arena for pop concerts and sporting events, The O2, is just a couple of miles away in north Greenwich, too. And rhere are also plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants for a pitstop, as you’ll find out below.

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The best bits of Greenwich

12 great things to do on Greenwich Church Street
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12 great things to do on Greenwich Church Street

An ancient street which now has a modern, edgier side (and some fiercely independent businesses). 

You can now take a tour of the ‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ in Greenwich
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You can now take a tour of the ‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ in Greenwich

The Painted Hall at the Old Naval College is one of Britain’s greatest architectural and artistic treasures.

Restaurants in Greenwich

Goddards at Greenwich
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Goddards at Greenwich

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The Brasserie @ The National Maritime Museum
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The Brasserie @ The National Maritime Museum

Stylish brasserie with a view.

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The Hill
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The Hill

Mediterranean and Ecuadorian cuisine.

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Rivington Grill
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Rivington Grill

Sister restaurant to the Shoreditch original.

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Bars in Greenwich

Davy’s Wine Vaults
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Davy’s Wine Vaults

Choose from over 100 different wines.

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Champagne + Fromage
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Champagne + Fromage

What a combination.

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Pubs in Greenwich

Cutty Sark Tavern
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Cutty Sark Tavern

Fantastic river views and solid pub grub.

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The Old Brewery
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The Old Brewery

A historic pub with lots of space.

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Trafalgar Tavern
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Trafalgar Tavern

A local landmark right by the Thames.

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Greenwich Union
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Greenwich Union

Come for the great range of beers.

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Things to do in Greenwich

The O2
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The O2

The former Millennium Dome in is now a multi-entertainment centre, pulling in one giant superstar after the next. 

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel
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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Enter the shaft and walk this 1,217ft cast-iron tunnel stretching beneath the Thames. 

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Hotels in Greenwich

De Vere Devonport House

De Vere Devonport House

Georgian-style hotel next to the National Maritime Museum, overlooking Greenwich Park.

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Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road

Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road

Modern apartments with onsite parking and free Wi-Fi. 

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St Christopher's Greenwich

St Christopher's Greenwich

A well-appointed and good value backpackers' hostel.

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Premier Inn London Greenwich

Premier Inn London Greenwich

Clean, colourful and not too expensive.

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The perfect weekend in Greenwich

Drink: Cutty Sark Tavern
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Drink: Cutty Sark Tavern

Enjoy a drink by the edge of the river Thames, with views of Cutty Sark.

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Browse: Greenwich Market
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Browse: Greenwich Market

Browse a tempting selection of photography, embroidery, arts and craft stalls, and food traders.

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Explore: National Maritime Museum

Explore: National Maritime Museum

Free to visit, this is an unparalleled treasure trove of artefacts, models, maps, art and memorabilia.

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Eat: Goddards at Greenwich
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Eat: Goddards at Greenwich

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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

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

Purplegeranium

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

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.