This is certainly our most beautiful walk. We’ll see what is considered the second greatest painted ceiling in the world and other spectacular historic buildings. We see where Nelson was laid in state before his funeral; there are wonderful views of London, a lovely park en-route to the Prime Meridian, Royal Observatory & London’s only Planetarium; you’ll hear about Harrison’s chronometers, General Wolfe and see a memorial to the Titanic. There’s also plenty of Tudor history here. This was Henry V111’s and Elizabeth’s 1’s favourite country residence. There’s also an historic house which is one of the most haunted places in Britain. And Greenwich was a controversial Olympics site – see where the equestrian events took place. And film fans will recognised places used in many historical films, most notably recently in Les Miserables and Pirates of the Caribbean.
We are a little biased (our owner was brought up in Greenwich) but we think this is one of our best walks yet it’s one of our least booked tours, perhaps because people perceive it to be out of London. But you can get her in a few minutes by train, DLR or Thames Clipper boat down the river.
So to attract you to come, we’ll now meet you at the start and drop you at the end of the walk at any of Greenwich’s transportation spots.
Start and Finish at Cutty Sark DLR station or Greenwich Pier or Greenwich station
Shorter walk alternative – same start and finish point but shorter route