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

Image of Prime Meridian 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.

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 famous world Meridian Line

  • Cutty Sark: Climb aboard the celebrated historic sailing ship and world's oldest surviving tea clipper

  • 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

There are four cafés at Royal Museums Greenwich:

  • Cutty Sark Café: enjoy a traditional afternoon tea underneath the spectacular hull of the ship built to transport tea to Britain.
  • Parkside Café and Terrace: Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious hot meal. There is something for everyone; from our maritime burger, traditional fish and chips and our new special children’s menu.
  • The Great Map Café: relax with a cup of coffee, sandwiches or our freshly-made cakes while the little ones explore the continents.
  • Astronomy Café & Terrace: enjoy this relaxed location in which to enjoy a light lunch before strolling through Greenwich Royal Park.

There are lots of great places to eat in Greenwich, from traditional and modern British pubs to restaurants, cafés and bars. On weekends Greenwich Market is home to food stalls serving up delicious dishes from around the world, vegan treats and freshly roasted coffee.

Shopping in Greenwich

Why not purchase a souvenir to remind you of your visit to Greenwich? There are gift shops at all four attractions where you will find a great selection of guidebooks, clocks, telescopes, souvenirs and gifts for children. Visit our online shop

Shop for gifts, clothes 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.

Your trip to Greenwich 

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

  • Stand at the home of time on the Meridian Line, where east meets west
  • See the view from the top of Royal Greenwich Park 
  • Climb aboard the world's oldest surviving tea clipper, Cutty Sark
  • Explore the history of life on the sea at the National Maritime Museum
  • See the beautiful Tulip Stairs and world-class art collection in the Queen's House
  • Watch a show in London's only Planetarium
  • Browse Greenwich Market

All you need to know about visiting Royal Museums Greenwich

Where to find us

Royal Museums Greenwich, Romney Rd, London, SE10 9NF

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