What to see, do, eat, drink and more in Greenwich
By Collette Delle Grazie (Sponsored Post)
A popular holiday resort for London residents in the 18th century, Greenwich is a remarkable mix of historical castles, picturesque riverfronts and an abundance of restaurants and cafés, making it a fun place for you to visit and an even more exciting place to live.
Compared to London’s inner city boroughs, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has a vast amount of green space with an impressive 55 parks including one of the capital’s Royal Parks, Greenwich Park. Greenwich is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maritime Greenwich and the old Royal Observatory.
Galliard Homes’ complete guide to the Royal Borough of Greenwich offers insight into the best attractions, cafés and restaurants in the area. Read on to learn our top tips for exploring this unique and charming part of London.
Surprisingly Central Location
Greenwich is only six miles from Central London, but with its green, leafy streets and village ambience, it feels much further. Greenwich is easy to access by rail via the DLR with Cutty Sark station next to Maritime Greenwich and Greenwich station less than 400m from Greenwich town centre.
If you prefer alternative travel into the city (or to get to Greenwich from Central London) you can hop on the Thames Clipper for a scenic commute by boat.
Plenty of Things to See and Do
From the exquisite 15-acre Greenwich Park, offering breathtaking panoramic views of London, to the landmark Royal Observatory, the original home of Greenwich Mean Time and the historic Prime Meridian of the world; Greenwich is full of fascinating sights and interesting things to do.
Other notable attractions in Greenwich include the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, The Old Royal Naval College, the Grade I listed Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum, which is the world’s largest museum of its kind.
Food, Drink and Café Life
Greenwich boasts a variety of cafés and restaurants; for classic British cuisine head to Rivington Grill on Greenwich High Road, for a unique blend of Italian and Eritrean food visit family-run Blue Nile Café or for elegant French fare, l’escale perfectly captures the essence of Southern France with its mouth-watering menu.
Classic pubs are also easy to find in Greenwich; The Guildford Arms on Guildford Grove is a popular gastro pub offering the finest natural ingredients, whilst The Old Brewery, located inside The Old Royal Naval College, provides a vibrant yet relaxed environment and an extensive menu of over 50 classic beers from across the globe.
Don’t Forget the Shopping Opportunities
Greenwich may be more commonly known for its parks and historical sites than its shopping, but it also features a wide selection of high-end boutiques and quirky markets. While away the hours in Greenwich Market – with over 120 stalls selling everything from modern art to antiques, and from clothing to organic food – you will be hard-pressed not to come away with some delightful purchases.
Open on weekends, Greenwich Clocktower Market, located beside the Picturehouse cinema is another local shopping highlight. This colourful market is bursting with small traders and is ideal for sourcing unusual retro finds such as vintage clothing, vinyl records, military paraphernalia and furniture.
Collette Delle Grazie is a Senior Copywriter at Galliard Homes specialising in London locations and has worked in Digital Content Marketing for over five years. Founded in 1992, Galliard Homes is London’s largest privately owned residential developer, operating across the capital and Home Counties. Galliard Homes delivers high quality residential and mixed-use projects in prestigious addresses and helps to regenerate up-and-coming locations.