So you want to do it all in one day? Here are our top picks for your ultimate Greenwich experience!
We'll start the day under the gleaming hull of the magnificent Cutty Sark, explore tempestous times in London past with our Samuel Pepys exhibition and drop in on Nelson before heading up to stand on the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory. There you'll also find the clocks that changed time itself and enjoy a planetarium show as one of our expert astronomers takes you on a journey across the Universe. Finally end the day with the best view of London there is. Don't forget your camera!
Starting the day at the Cutty Sark
Stand under the gleaming copper hull, meet the crew and take the wheel on one of the most famous ships ever built.
To say that tea is important to the British is an understatement. But once you have the finest leaves and the most delicate sandwiches, for the definitive tea experience you need a stunning location. Welcome to the Cutty Sark cafe.
On to the National Maritime Museum
J.M.W. Turner’s largest painting, The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, is one of the jewels of our fine art collection. See it for free at the National Maritime Museum.
Visit the free Nelson, Navy, Nation gallery at the National Maritime Museum to explore the life and times of great British hero Horatio Nelson and the history of the Royal Navy and British people from 1688–1815.
Take a leisuirely stroll through Greenwich Park
See some of London's most iconic architecture at the Queen's House by Inigo Jones and the Royal Observatory Greenwich by Christopher Wren, plus stunning modern architecture at London's only planetarium.
Greenwich Park is said to be the most historic of all London’s Royal Parks, the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory and the Queen's House are situated in its grounds.
Finish your big day out at the Royal Observatory
Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World at Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Ever seen a clock that changed the world? We can show you timepieces that are revolutionary - and exquisitely made.
Think of the planetarium as a tour bus of the Universe taking you on amazing journeys to explore the night sky.
Find the Royal Observatory shop by the entrance to the Meridian Courtyard. Where better than the home of Greenwich meantime to bag yourself a quality timekeeper?
While you are in London you might choose to take in the newly accessible views from The Shard or the London Eye but if you are looking for the very best natural view of the city there is - come to Greenwich.