Greenwich is one of those districts in London that are not so populated by tourists. It is true that it is still famous (Greenwich Meridian Line is the one to blame for) but is not as visited as other spots in the city.
I have encountered myself a lot situations where people who have been staying in London for quite a long time have never been in Greenwich before. And it is some sort of shame because is a neighborhood with a lot to offer. From a market that reminds to Camden Lock, museums that could amaze both kids and adults; and small cozy pubs that will make you think that you are in a small village in Sussex, Greenwich worths a visit.
Great View: The Point
Point Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Some of you might remember the ashtonishing views of the Equestrian competition during the London Olympics. Well, if you are around you can enjoy them from Point Hill. It is very Royal, it is very pretty, and yes, extremely popular for picnics. As you ascend Point Hill, enjoy the views with millions of chimneypots and if you choose your vantage point, in a clear day, you can spot Essex.
Shopaholic fix: Greenwich Market
5b Greenwich Church St, Greenwich SE10 9HZ
When it first opened in 1700, it used to be the Royal Charter Market, although later on it became one of those bohemian-boho markets that we love in London. There are stalls that flourish with jewellery, vintage clothing, and of course that sticky savory street food. Some people mnight say it is like Camden, but classier. It is open from Tuesday until Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.
Music fan? : Oliver’s Music Venue and Wine Bar
9 Nevada Street, Greenwich SE10 9JL
If Round Midnight is one of the best places near Clink Hostels to enjoy a fantastic night out with great live music, this music venue is just as good. It is quite a small place, but it drips charm and warmth. Their calendar is full of different artists and jam sessions. They also have a piano in case the atmosphere inspires you.
Something different if it is raining: Fan Museum
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich SE10 8ER
In a previous post I wrote about this small, elegant and seductive (and different) museum. The Fan Museum is home for more than 4,000 delicate and antique fans. There are amazing pieces that well deserve a visit.
Must-see touristic spots: Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
It is probably the most famous place around the area. It is the one that brings around all the tourists and those eager to be at two different time zones at the same time. For the last few years some fees apply but still worths a sneak peak.