Historic Greenwich Walk

greenwichThis is certainly our most beautiful walk. We’ll see the magnificent Old Royal Naval College. We also make our way along a Thames footpath for some great views before heading past where Henry V111 used to joust. It’s now the front lawn of the impressive National Maritime Museum, which incorporates a great Stuart built house. We used to take a short lung bursting walk up to the Prime Meridian and Royal Observatory to enjoy perhaps the greatest view in London, but to keep away from crowds we now take a longer more gradual route up through the park, which enables us to see an oak which has links to Elizabeth 1. We still see the observatory, the famous GMT clock and amazing view, plus General Wolfe’s statue. Greenwich was also an Olympics site and we’ll tell you how it managed the event. And if you’re a film fan you’ll be seeing places that may seem familiar, as these wonderful old buildings are often used for filming anything set in days gone by, such as Les Miserables. And your guide is from Greenwich so he’ll even show you his old school! It’s called Meridian – and yes, it’s on the Prime Meridian line. And the naval connection means there’s even a pretty little Titanic memorial garden. Actually there’s no Titanic connection with Greenwich but your guide happens to be an expert on the famous sinking, so feel free to ask him about it.

Start: Outside entrance to Greenwich Foot Tunnel South, close to Greenwich Pier and Cutty Sark DLR station
Finish: Cafe, pub, restaurant in Greenwich, or Greenwich Pier or Cutty Sark DLR station