Greenwich London is a neighborhood in south east London, England. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is home to the historic Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Prime Meridian line, and is also a World Heritage Site. The area is also known for its maritime history, with the Cutty Sark, the world’s last remaining tea clipper ship, located in Greenwich. The Greenwich district has a total population of about 30,000.
Greenwich is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions including the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum. It is also home to a number of universities and colleges, including the University of Greenwich and Ravensbourne College. The famous O2 Arena is also located in the Greenwich area. The Emirates Cable Car starts next to the O2 Arena, a spectacular cable car where you fly over the Thames at a height of 90m.
The area has a rich history dating back to Roman times and there are many interesting buildings and sites to explore. The city center is compact and easy to navigate, with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. There are good transport links to central London and other parts of the Greenwich area, making it an ideal area for a getaway.
Greenwich Foot Tunnel
Close to the Cutty Sark is the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, a pedestrian tunnel under the Thames between Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs on the other side of the Thames. The tunnel is 370m long and 15m deep, nice to walk through.
Greenwich is a wonderful place to visit. It is beautifully situated on the Thames and there is a huge amount to do.
how do you get there?
Dockland Light Rail to Cutty Sark, from here most attractions can be reached on foot. From the Cutty Sark it is about a kilometer walk to the O2 Arena. The O2 Arena has its own Underground Station, North Greenwich.