Day Trip to Greenwich

Overview

 

This tour is all day so the pace is dictated by you, we will have the day to browse and shop, refresh and drink in the atmosphere of this lovely part of London.

 

Comfortable shoes and an umbrella are recommended and don't forget you cameras as great photos are guaranteed.

Itinerary

 

Boat tour from central London to Greenwich

We meet in central london and take a ferry boat down the river to Greenwich, passing by and under some of Londons most iconic landmarks.

 

Greenwich Market

On arrival at Greenwich, docking literally at the same place as past kings and infamous historical figures such as Sir Francis Drake.

On to Greenwich market which offers a susprising array of foods and souveniers and if desired we can also visit the antique market.

 

Feeling hungry?

How about trying a traditional London meal of pie & mash with liquor from a traditional shop with 150 years of heritage. (Vegetarians also catered for). Or if you prefer a picnic in nearby Greenwich Park.

 

Stand on the Eastern and Western hemisphere at the same time

Time for a cup of tea in a cafe and a slow stroll to the observatory and a place of the meridian line (where time begins) have your photo taken with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west. Learn (if you like) about latitude and see Harrison's original chronometer which made it possible.

 

Enjoy a breathtaking view of London

By Wolfes statue (himself a Greenwich lad) you can enjoy one of the best views of London. Greenwich Park which is a Royal Park has its own secrets from the past and in itself is worth a pleasant ramble, perhaps pause to watch a cricket match or visit the rose garden.

 

Historic places and museums

Down the hill again and visit maritime museum home of many naval artifacts and the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was killed in 1805. A chance to visit the queens house built by Inigo Jones in the early 17th century, the old seamans hospital built by Wren and the painted hall by Thornhill said to be on par with Cisteen chapel. All cultured out by now.

 

How about a drink in a venerable riverside pub before catching the ferry back to Central London.

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