The Royal London Borough of Greenwich offers a host of interesting sights for the visitor. Internationally famous as the ‘home of time’, Greenwich is also home to the Cutty Sark, a mid 19th Century sailing clipper which has been in dry dock since 1954 and which officially re-opened to visitors after renovation in 2012.
The world renowned Royal Observatory is located at the heart of Greenwich and offers visitors a fascinating insight into timekeeping together with many exhibits; the Planetarium next door is equally entertaining for visitors young and old. The park itself offers wonderful views across to the city of London and its skyline, as well as wide open spaces for picnics and games. Those seeking an additional thrill can take the Emirates Air Line, a 10 minute cable car ride offering spectacular views from a maximum height approaching 300 feet.
Tourists in search of museums and galleries are not to be left disappointed: the National Maritime Museum is host to many interactive exhibits and displays depicting hundreds of years of naval history, while the Queen’s House is an early 17th Century building which now contains an art gallery and maritime exhibits.
With car hire in London widely available, visitors can travel to the sights of Greenwich easily; take in the bustling Canary Wharf and see the O2 Arena alongside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, shops, restaurants and a myriad of other attractions. Make sure you plan your visit carefully so you don’t miss anything – after all, timekeeping is extremely important in Greenwich!