1-day trip in London suburbs

Greenwich

Greenwich is located in the east of London with a great naval heritage.

You can go there either by train from London Bridge, directly by the Docklands railway line (DLR) or you can take the ship and hence having quite an experience.

Although Greenwich is a top travel destination, especially in summer, it retains something of the atmosphere of the village with small shops, historic attractions and one of the finest parks in London.

While you are here, you should visit the National Maritime Museum, which is the largest and most important museum about the history of the Navy.

In the centre of the museum, it is the Neptune Court, an impressive glass-ceiling atrium, which hosts the largest exhibits of the museum as the famous Royal boat with gilded decorations built for Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1732.

This patio is the starting point for 15 large halls, where you can find out about the history and the role of Greenwich and Great Britain both in the field of international trade and the exploration.

Next stop on your list is the Royal Observatory, which was founded in 1675 by Charles II for the exploration of the meridian of sites so as to be perfected the navigation. It is another building designed by Christopher Wren and served as official government observatory until 1945 and now a museum. You can also be photographed at longitude 0, with one foot in the eastern hemisphere of Earth, and the other one in the west.

Last but not least, a visit to the Queen’s House is a must. A palace in miniature size, where is located in the heart of the historic settlement of Greenwich and it is the first building  in classic style in England.

Tip 1: Do not forget to see the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich Pier View. It was built in 1869 and is the last British sailfish.

Tip 2: There is also the Gypsy Moth 4 the vessel with which Sir Francis Chichester managed to do the first round of the world without crew.

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