One place I’ve never been in London is Greenwich and more specifically the Royal Observatory. So on the weekend Danny and I decide to rectify this situation with a little visit. When the sun is shining it’s definitely best to take advantage of it and go exploring!
Greenwich is really accessible, you can take an overground train, the DLR or the tube. We took a mixture of underground and DLR and got off at the Cutty Sark station, where as you guessed it the Cutty Sark ship is parked up. You can go inside the ship on a tour but I just admired it from the outside.
Greenwich is not what I was expecting at all, there is so much to see and do there. Lots of cute little shops, cafes and pubs and the food market was super busy. Not to mention the Royal Maritime Museum, if your into boats and ships and there is also The Queen’s House which is a beautiful Royal Villa. Then there is the Royal Observatory, to which you can buy tickets for all of them or each one, it’s up to you!
On the way to the Royal Observatory, you walk through the park and up the hill which gives a fantastic view over London, you can see some of the high-rise buildings in the distance, the O2 arena, Battersea Power Station and if you look close enough the London Eye.
It’s a steep climb but once you get to the top you are greeted with the Observatory. Inside you will find a small museum with the history of longitude and the Meridian line.
I really wanted to get a picture on the Meridian line so joined the queue which took about an hour, it was a Sunday and in summer so evidently was very busy! There was some entertainment though provided by these actors in ye olden costumes. Finally it was my turn and I was pretty glad there was a queue as you go on one by one to get the best picture with the needle in the background and I’m on the line!
We then headed off in search of cake and ice-cream! For more details on the Greenwich museums click here.