Visit Greenwich

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich is one of the most historically rich areas of London and is just 8 minutes from the centre by rail, train or boat.

Top reasons to visit

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Image of Prime Meridian Greenwich

Stand

On the Prime Meridian of the world, where east meets west, at the Royal Observatory - home of longitude and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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Image of Greenwich view

See

Breathtaking panoramic views across London from Royal Greenwich Park and meet the Royal Deer - descendants of Henry VIII's hunting stock.

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Image of Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Discover

Great art, culture and maritime history at our must-see attractions, including Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum.

One stunning location, four world-class attractions 

Located within a beautiful Royal Park with sweeping views of London and the Thames, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to four must-see attractions - the Royal Observatory, the iconic sailing ship Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House art gallery. Our Museums are all within easy walking distance of each other, and together they offer a culture-filled, fun day out for all ages.

 

  • Royal Observatory: The home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the famous world Meridian Line

  • Cutty Sark: Climb aboard the celebrated historic sailing ship and world's oldest surviving tea clipper

  • National Maritime Museum: Free entry to the world’s largest maritime collection

  • Queens House: Free entry to a former royal residence and architectural masterpiece packed with world class art

Eating and drinking in Greenwich

There are four cafés at Royal Museums Greenwich:

  • Cutty Sark Café: enjoy a traditional afternoon tea underneath the spectacular hull of the ship built to transport tea to Britain.
  • Parkside Café and Terrace: Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious hot meal. There is something for everyone; from our maritime burger, traditional fish and chips and our new special children’s menu.
  • The Great Map Café: relax with a cup of coffee, sandwiches or our freshly-made cakes while the little ones explore the continents.
  • Astronomy Café & Terrace: enjoy this relaxed location in which to enjoy a light lunch before strolling through Greenwich Royal Park.

There are lots of great places to eat in Greenwich, from traditional and modern British pubs, to restaurants, cafés and bars. On weekends Greenwich Market is home to food stalls serving up delicious dishes from around the world, vegan treats and freshly roasted coffee.

Shopping in Greenwich

Why not purchase a souvenir to remind you of your visit to Greenwich? There are gift shops at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and at the National Maritime Museum. You will find a great selection of guidebooks, clocks, telescopes, souvenirs and gifts for children.Shop for gifts, clothes and souvenirs in the shops and boutiques that line the streets of Greenwich. Browse the antiques and curiosities in Greenwich Market and find vintage records, clothes and homewares in the Vintage Market.

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Your trip to Greenwich 

Whether you're vising Greenwich for a few hours or a few days, here is a list of sights to put on your 'must-see' list.

At Royal Museums Greenwich:

  • Stand on the Meridian Line, where east meets west
  • See the view from the top of Royal Greenwich Park 
  • Watch a show in London's only Planetarium
  • Climb aboard the world's oldest surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark
  • Explore the history of life on the sea at the National Maritime Museum
  • See the beautiful Tulip Stairs and world class art collection in the Queen's House

Around Greenwich:

Find out more on the Visit Greenwich website

Enjoy a selection of eateries and shops packed with goodies

Where to find us

Royal Museums Greenwich, Romney Rd, London, SE10 9NF

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