Greenwich provides visitors with views, heritage and attractions. This beautiful London borough is only minutes from Canary Wharf and the perfect place to explore when staying in the capital city.
This South East London area is set on the river and is one of the five Dockland boroughs which is rich in maritime history. This area is rich in Georgian and Victorian architecture complete with a covered market. The area is also a World Heritage Site and is accessible via rail, road or bus from Canary Wharf.
This is a fantastic day out wherever you are in London on business or for leisure. To truly experience all the city has to offer, you need to experience the beauty of Greenwich and the great sights and attractions it provides.
Things to do and not to miss
The Royal Observatory is an absolute must when visiting Greenwich. This observatory is located in the famous Greenwich Park and dates back to 1676. It is Britain's first state-funded scientific institution which has a planetarium on the side. This is a very popular tourist attraction.
Then there is the Cutty Sark, a clipper boat which was responsible for transporting tea from China many years ago. This boat gives you the unique opportunity to climb aboard a nineteenth-century boat, see what it was like to live aboard and be amazed at the craftsmanship.
A visit to Greenwich must include a visit to the National Maritime Museum. The largest museum of its kind in the world. This museum focuses on the history of the Royal Navy and is brimming with facts and artefacts. It is a great way to learn about the Navy, also soak up some of the heritage of the country and explore the history dating back centuries.
Be sure to stop past Queens House. This property is brimming with architectural heritage and is a top art gallery, dripping in the most beautiful masterpieces. Queens House is a seventeenth-century villa and is a top visitors attraction for those visiting Greenwich for the day or a few days.
Greenwich Park is the most beautiful place just to relax and soak up the greenery while staying in the heart of a busy city center. Greenwich Park is one of the oldest royal parks in Britain and is set right on the river bank. It welcomes millions of visitors each year and if it is a nice sunny day and you are looking for something within close proximity to your Canary Wharf hotel, then this may be the right choice for you. Ideal for a leisure walk or to simply spend some quality family time together.
Then if you are looking for something a little quirky and unique, then it is definitely worth stopping past the famous Greenwich market. The market is completely undercover, making it an ideal place to visit through the year. It is completed with cobbled walkways and is open seven days a week for added convenience. Here you can buy quirky souvenirs, antiques and crafts, something to take home with you to remind you of your Canary Wharf adventure.
The Old Royal Naval College is another place definitely worth visiting with its impressive groups and baroque dining hall. Then there is the O2, one of the most famous centers in the world which host a number of events throughout the year and is often visited by leading bands and artists. Here you will find a selection of quality restaurants, and when there are no shows, you can take the ninety-minute guided tour.