The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are all a quick, easy journey from central London, and then within easy walking distance of each other.

All our museums are also close to Greenwich's historic town centre, as well as to other key attractions such as the Old Royal Naval College and beautiful Greenwich Park. The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a short journey away in nearby Kidbrooke.

How to get to Greenwich

By public transport

Trains and Underground services to Greenwich

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street and London Bridge. 

If you are using the London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will take you straight to Cutty Sark station. The DLR connects with other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway and Stratford stations.

Bus services to Greenwich

The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House: 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1.

The following buses stop near Cutty Sark: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 386.

The following buses stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium: 53, 54, 202 and 380.


Cutty Sark DLR station has step-free access. Greenwich and Maze Hill rail station platforms have step-free access via ramp, lifts or underpass. The ticket offices and car parks at these stations are also step free.

Check the TFL website for accessibility information about buses to and from Greenwich, plus information on special services such as Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard.

If you have specific questions around access to Royal Museums Greenwich, please email the bookings team.

By river

Why not get into the maritime spirit and take a boat trip down the River Thames to Greenwich Pier?

The pier is situated right next to Cutty Sark and is a five-minute walk from the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House and a short walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

The fastest and most frequent river transport services, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers depart from all major London piers every 20 minutes. Your journey time is 45 minutes from London Eye Pier, 25 minutes from London Bridge Pier or 20 minutes from Tower Pier.

Plan your journey

Sightseeing cruises

City Cruises offer sightseeing cruises which enable you to explore the many sights of the River Thames. They depart to and from Greenwich every 40 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from piers near popular attractions including Westminster, London Eye and Tower of London.

Thames River Sightseeing operate sightseeing trips from Westminster, St Katharine's and Greenwich all year round. Enjoy live audio commentary and beautiful views of London while travelling to Greenwich. 


Greenwich Pier has installed Europe's first Ramp Rider, greatly improving access for wheelchair users getting on and off boats at low tide. 

If you have specific questions around disabled access to Royal Museums Greenwich, please email the bookings team.

Walking and cycling

The Thames Path is a long distance walking route that follows the course of the river through London. At Greenwich the path runs along the north bank, but the Greenwich Foot Tunnel allows visitors to reach the south bank, emerging right outside Cutty Sark.

Greenwich is ideally located on the National Cycle Network. It can be reached by traffic-free routes that run through parks and alongside the rivers Thames, Lea and Ravensbourne.

Free London cycle guides illustrating routes can be ordered online from Transport for London. For further information on National Cycle Routes, visit the Sustrans website.

Cycle racks are provided in the National Maritime Museum car park in Park Row, and there are cycle paths in Greenwich Park for access to the Royal Observatory. 

By car

There is a secure car park at the National Maritime Museum which is open to visitors during weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Limited spaces may also be available Monday-Friday. Check availability when booking online.

  • Opening hours: weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from 10am-5pm. Limited availability during working week
  • Charge: from £12 for the day
  • Location: The car park is located on Park Row (post code SE10 9NG)
  • Additional parking spaces may be available on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Online sales will be available until 09:00 on the day. If any spaces are available on the day, drivers can enquire on arrival and pay via contactless payment
  • The car park closes promptly after sites close at 17:00 (18:00 from 3rd June - 31st August)

Book a parking space

Car park location

We have five accessible parking bays for disabled visitors in our car park at Park Row (SE10 9NG). Please pre-book, otherwise you can enquire about availability at the car park on the day, but it cannot be guaranteed.


There are also a number of car parks in Greenwich close to all our sites: find a list of Council car parks and locations here.

Download our site maps

Getting to the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Our conservation studios and storage centre is located a short distance from Greenwich in nearby Kidbrooke. Find specific details about getting to this location.

By train

You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away.

When you leave the train at Kidbrooke, cross over to Platform 1 and exit via the ticket office. From exiting the station, walk over the pedestrian bridge which leads back across the railway tracks; follow the path through the underpass.

When you exit the underpass, The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is the large grey and black clad building directly in front of you. To access the building follow the path to the left and press the buzzer on the first gate to the site that you will see on your right.

By bus

The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre: 178, B16, 286, 132.

By car

There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritise parking for visitors with disabilities

Limited pre-booked spaces are available for disabled visitors in the car park. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place.


By bike

Cycle racks are provided at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre car park by the Pedestrian entrance .

The London Cycle Guides illustrate the local routes in London. Copies can be ordered online from the Transport for London website.

National Cycle Routes

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Nelson Mandela Road, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS

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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

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Cutty Sark

  • Explore the main deck
  • Walk beneath the ship
  • See how the crew lived
  • Family activities and interactives
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  • Audio guide included
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Child £10

Royal Observatory

  • Visit the Prime Meridian line
  • See the best view in London
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  • Audio guide included
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Queen's House

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  • Internationally renowned art
  • Stunning architecture
  • Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
  • Free tours and audio guides
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National Maritime Museum

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  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Special exhibitions free in 2024
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Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

  • Exclusive tours and talks
  • Behind the scenes access
  • Conservation masterclasses
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Child Prices vary
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