- Greenwich is Point Zero, where Time Starts and Ends. Well … At least the counting of it. Yes, Greenwich is home to the prime meridian of the world. Here you can stand in two time zones at the same time or shop in The First Shop in the World! No Really!
- It is also a favourite location for filmmakers worldwide. Films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor 2, The Dark Night Rises, Les Miserables, Sherlock Holmes, Skyfall and many more were filmed here.
1 – GREENWICH PARK
Something my boyfriend and I frequently do is feed the squirrels. Squirrels are pretty tame in London and they will come right up to you for a nut. If you would like to feed the squirrels yourself you might want to head to the flower garden. You could even pop down to the deer enclosure.
2 – CUTTY SARK
Next we went to see the Cutty Sark, a famous Merchant Ship. A couple of years ago a museum was built around the ship and during construction poor Cutty Sark was nearly destroyed in a terrible fire. Fortunately, 90% of the ship survived.
The museum is mainly aimed at kids, with a wide display of educative and interactive games. The ship itself is a delight to see. My favourite part was being up on deck. Do seek out one of the tour guides. They are always happy to part with information on the ship’s history and the sailor’s life on board.
At this point we were starving, so before we left we grabbed a bight to eat in the cafe underneath the glazed dome.
3 – GREENWICH MARKET
We then walked into the town centre and headed to the market. This is one of the best markets I have come across. There is something there for everyone, from art to food.
To be honest I wish we would have had lunch at one of the market stalls.
While you are there don’t forget to check out 360 Degrees Vintage.
4 – BLACKHEATH
If you are a coffee addict, like me, you might want to pop into Blackheath, where the streets are line with chic French Cafes and posh bakeries.
5 – DINNER AT THE YACHT
We ended the day in the The Yacht. This Pub is fast becoming one of our favourite restaurants and must be Greenwich’s best kept secret. Not only do they make the best pie I have had in my entire life, their premises are also located right on the riverfront. Every table has a panoramic view of the City of London. If you are looking for an affordable place to relax and enjoy the company of your friends, this is the Pub for you.