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Royal Greenwich: the home of time

Visit Greenwich, the place where hemispheres meet and royal heritage mixes with contemporary architecture. It is home to a World Heritage Site, Cutty Sark, The O2, London’s only cable car, London’s prettiest Royal Park and the Prime Meridian of the World – longitude zero. There are fantastic places to visit right across Royal Greenwich, including the historic Royal Arsenal and the Art Deco elegance of Eltham Palace, childhood home of Henry VIII. Positioned on the river Thames, Greenwich makes for a scenic and memorable visit to London.  Get here in 20 minutes by rail or cruise down the river in style.

Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World

The historic Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  Stand astride the world’s Prime Meridian, 0° Longitude, to be standing with one foot in the east and one in the west. Also visit the historic home of the Astronomers Royal, see the time ball drop at 1pm and enjoy fantastic views.

Explore Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site

Greenwich has so many of its famous attractions all in one compact area.  Start your visit at Discover Greenwich and then step aboard Cutty Sark, the world’s last surviving tea clipper; be amazed at the glorious Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College and tour one of the largest maritime collections in the world at the National Maritime Museum.

Experience the decadence of Eltham Palace

See where Medieval meets Art Deco with a visit to Eltham Palace, one of the finest examples of 1930s Art Deco architecture in England and childhood home of King Henry VIII.  Explore rooms never before opened to the public and its beautiful new gardens. Relive the glamorous atmosphere of the 1930s.