Visit Greenwich

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich is one of the most historically rich areas of London and you can arrive by riverboat or it is just 8 minutes from London Bridge by train.

Top reasons to visit Greenwich

Image of Prime Meridian Greenwich


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

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

Image of Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I


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

Plan your visit

Tickets and prices
Day Explorer from £23.65
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Including Bank Holidays. Closing times may vary.

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

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

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.

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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. 

Top things to do in Greenwich 

Whether you're visiting London for a week or a weekend, Greenwich is a must-see. Here is a list to put on your 'must-see' list.

  • Stand at the home of time on the Meridian Line, where east meets west
  • See the breath-taking view from the top of Greenwich Royal Park 
  • Visit the world's sole surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark and enjoy afternoon tea
  • Explore the history of life on the sea at the National Maritime Museum
  • See the beautiful Tulip Staircase and world-class art collection in the Queen's House
  • Browse Greenwich Market

Getting to Greenwich

Click here for quick and easy directions for travelling to Royal Museums Greenwich, including public transport details, addresses and journey times from London.

How to get to Greenwich

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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