Welcome to the Greenwich 2000 Tourism Zone
Truly unique historic places to see
Home of Zero Longitude, World Time and where the millennium officially
begins for the world.
One of the world's great maritime museum currently undergoing a major
make-over for the millennium
Built for an English Queen and used as a model for the White House In
Washington DC. A truly magnificent building.
An impressive site in dry dock besides the River Thames. Climb
aboard to see what life was like sailing the high seas under sail.
A small craft besides the Cutty Sark where Sir Chichester sailed
single-handed around the world breaking many records along the way.
Greenwich Hospital a legacy of Queen Mary and one of Sir Christopher Wren's
masterpieces. The Navy has left and the buildings are being transformed.
Tranquil home to flowers and animals. Great views across Greenwich
and to the centre of London. The home of the Greenwich Royal
On the edge of Greenwich Park and now owned by English Heritage.
Look back at this Millennium in our Thousand
years of history section as you stand in the home of the next Millennium.
Where East meets West and the World's time is set. Rich in
history. Homes of Kings
& Queens and the rich & famous. Unique in character and World
Heritage Centre yet only 5 miles from the heart of London. The Centre of Time,
Sea and Space.
A thumb-nail sketch of all attractions is provided with a
link to full details
The Sea - Greenwich's Naval Heritage
The National Maritime Museum
Perhaps the best Maritime Museum in the World.
Royal Naval College
Originally build on the orders of Queen Mary by Sir
Christopher Wren as Greenwich Hospital on the site of the old royal palace of
Placentia. Latterly the Royal Naval College and soon to be handed over to
The three-masted tea-clipper symbolic of Greenwich was a
commercial failure originally. Built when sail was going out of fashion and
the Suez Canal was being built. It has had a chequered history but is now
restored to her former glory.
Gipsy Moth IV
Dwarfed by the Cutty Sark this small craft enabled Sir Francis
Chichester to be the first man to sail single-handed around the world. Then to
arrive in Greenwich and be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II using the same sword
that Queen Elizabeth I had used to knight Sir Francis Drake.
Time & Space
Greenwich Royal Observatory
The Greenwich Royal Observatory - the point from which every
clock and map is based. The main transit telescope is the point that the Prime
Meridian of the World (Zero Longitude) is based. It is this point that is the
official starting point of the new millennium. You can stand in the Eastern
and Western Hemispheres and see the World's first chronometer.
Greenwich is the birthplace of many famous monarchs - see
Part of the National Maritime Museum complex. A home fit for a
Queen. The model for the White House in Washington DC. Used in many films
(movies) either as it regal past or as a mock-up of Washington DC.
On the edge of the Park lies this historic building now
housing a collection of paintings and musical instruments.
Greenwich Royal Park
The oldest Royal Park in London. Originally the 'back garden'
(back lot) of the royal palace of Placentia; where kings hunted and where deer
still roam. Home of the Greenwich Royal Observatory (Charles II let Flamsteed
set up the observatory in his park!)
Other Places to visit
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich , London SE10
+44 20 8 858 7879
Unique museum of the history of the fan. Based in Georgian
building (1721). Orangery and Japanese style garden. Ironically for this
symbol of the orient, the museum stands in the Western Hemisphere!
Wheelchair access: Ground Floor only
The "eighth wonder of the World". Built to stop London drowning
in the event of a major surge from the North Sea.
From 1967 until 1994 this Russian Submarine saw active service. Moored
close to the Thames Barrier until 1997. Although no longer here you can
'visit' the sub on the Internet using virtual reality. (You will need VR
software 'plug-in' and patience whilst the large files download).
Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda
Repository Road, Woolwich, SE18
+44 20 8 316 5402
Unique collection of ordnance in an unusual setting. Originally designed by
John Nash in 1814 for an exhibition in St. James Park, London it moved to
Woolwich five years later.
Only open Mon-Fri 13:00 - 16:00. Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays
Highbridge, Greenwich , London SE10
The oldest building in Greenwich.
Historic Churches in Greenwich & neighbourhood
St Alfege Church
Alfege was the Archbishop of Canterbury nearly a millennium
ago when he was murdered on this spot by invading Danish hordes. A church has
stood on this site since and witnessed a whole millennium of history in the
St Luke's Church, Charlton
Place where the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated
Our Lady of the Sea
68 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10
Built 1851 by WW Wardell - interior designed by Pugin
St Margaret's Church
Lee Terrace, London SE13
Built 1841. Original tower dates from 13th century. Three
Astronomers Royal including Edmund Halley (Halley's Comet) are buried here.
Tourist Information Centre
Greenwich Tourist Information Centre
2 Cutty Sark Gardens