Visit Greenwich

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich is one of the most historically rich areas of London.

Top reasons to visit

Stand on the Prime Meridian at Royal Observatory Greenwich


On the Prime Meridian of the world, where east meets west, at the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Image of Greenwich view


Breathtaking views across London from Royal Greenwich Park across the River Thames and London.

Visit the Tulip Stairs at the Queen's House in Greenwich


Great art, culture and maritime history at our must-see attractions, including Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum.

Helping you plan a safe visit

✔ Only visit if you are feeling well and do not have a temperature

✔ Buy your tickets online and pre-book a timeslot 

✔ Show your ticket via your phone or printed copy on arrival

✔ Follow the clear one-way systems and safety guidelines on-site

✔ Some interactives will not be available at this time

✔ Use the cleaning stations provided

✔ Be mindful of other visitors

✔ Talk to our staff if you have any questions

✔ Keep your distance to enjoy a safe visit

Plan your visit

One stunning location, four world-class attractions

  • Royal Observatory: The home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the world-famous Meridian Line

  • Cutty Sark: Climb aboard the world's oldest surviving tea clipper and experience what life was like on board

  • National Maritime Museum: Free entry to the world’s largest maritime collection

  • Queen's House: Free entry to a former royal residence and architectural masterpiece packed with world-class art

Top things to do in Greenwich 

Whether you're visiting London for a week or a weekend, you won't regret a trip to Greenwich. Here are just of some of the amazing things to do in Greenwich

Please note: due to current coronavirus safety advice some displays and attractions may not be available. For more details about planning a safe visit click here.

Eating and drinking in Greenwich

Greenwich is full of all sorts of places to eat, including traditional and modern British pubs, restaurants, cafés and bars. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Greenwich Market is home to food stalls serving up delicious dishes from around the world, vegan treats and freshly roasted coffee.
  • The Parkside Café & Terrace at the National Maritime Museum is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy views of the park while enjoying a glass of wine and a delicious hot meal. There is a special children’s menu too.
  • Looking for a classic British dish? Head to Goddard’s at Greenwich. A family-run business since 1890, Goddard’s pies include minced beef, steak and ale and cheese and onion, all served with mash.
  • Experience an afternoon tea like no other underneath Cutty Sark. Visit the ship to learn about the famous tea clipper, built to transport tea to Britain. Then enjoy a traditional Cutty Sark afternoon tea underneath the ship. Pre-booking is required.

Please note: depending on when you visit and current government safety guidelines, not all of these cafes and restaurants will be open. Please check with the individual premises to confirm

Find more food options.

Shopping in Greenwich

Shop for gifts and souvenirs in the shops and boutiques that line the streets of Greenwich. Browse the antiques and curiosities in Greenwich Market and find vintage records, clothes and homewares in the Vintage Market.

Visit our online shop for a great selection of guidebooks, clocks, telescopes, souvenirs and gifts for children. 

Getting to Greenwich

We have updated our advice on public transport and travel options based on current government guidelines. Check the getting here section of our safe visitor planning page.

All you need to know about visiting Royal Museums Greenwich

What our visitors say

'Greenwich is itself lovely and this makes a great stop on one of the Thames boat tours'
DiverHP, Trip Advisor
'The grounds alone and the view of London are worth it. The town and the museums are a great day trip.'
George Demeo, Facebook