Top attractions to visit with the kids in Greenwich

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Greenwich is fast becoming one of the top tourist attractions and is just eight minutes from Central London via the South Eastern rail line. With amazing views, royal heritage and interesting attractions set amidst stunning scenic beauty it is not to be missed on a trip to London.

When you visit London it is recommended to stay in a hotel in Central London, as it would be very convenient to travel to most of the major attractions that are located in Central London. In terms of location the accommodation near Brewery Road London city is ideal.

While there are a number of fine hotels in the area, if you want to stay in luxury with premium facilities and do not want to spend an extravagant amount, The Montcalm at the Brewery London City is the perfect choice. Apart from its convenient location it also offers excellent connectivity via the Tube and bus network.

If you plan a trip to Greenwich with the kids, some of the top attractions worth a visit are

Old Royal Naval College

A free attraction to visit the Old Royal Naval College is another masterpiece that was designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is the place to begin your tour of Greenwich and is just a short stroll away from the Curry Sark DLR station and also Greenwich pier. The Greenwich Visitor Centre is a prime spot to visit where they offer free tours of the area. Visitors can grab a bite, shop around for souvenirs and also make ticket bookings for paid attractions at the centre. While in the area do not miss a visit to The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul that is in the Old Royal Naval College.

Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich London

The Cutty Sark

A visit to the Cutty Sark is something the kids will not forget for a while. On board the ship they will get to experience what life must have been on board an ocean going ship. It is the only surviving tea-clipper of its kind in the world. In her hey-day, she was the fastest mode of ocean transport and now is an attraction that has garnered awards and admirers galore. The ship was built in 1869 with the purpose to transport tea from China. During its seafaring days it called at every prominent port in the world and earned acclaim for shattering ocean travel records. The experience aboard the Cutty Sark is made all the enjoyable by an immersive experience that helps visitors to relive her exciting times. From taking the helm at the steering wheel to enjoying the most incredible views of the Thames, a visit to the Cutty Sark is simply unforgettable!

The National Maritime Museum

It is one of the biggest maritime museums on the planet that houses artefacts and items, which bear testimony to the spirit of exploration and unflinching human resolve in some of the most inhospitable conditions on the earth. Here visitors get to learn about Britain’s maritime supremacy in the centuries gone by, learn about the Royal Navy and legendary figures like Admiral Horatio Nelson etc. There are both free and ticketed events that are eclectic in nature ranging from music nights, seasonal festivities and lectures among other events. There also are two cafes the Museum Cafe and Neptune Cafe and the trendy Brasserie if you feel like grabbing a bite.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

From learning about the wonders of astronomy, to having the unique experience of standing at the focal point from where GMT time is calculated the Observatory at Greenwich is an exciting place to tour. The kids will be thrilled to learn about the Prime Meridian, the history of astronomy in Britain and to learn about how scientists began to map the stars and the seas. The sheer thrill of standing astride two sides of the hemisphere on the Prime Meridian is just awesome. From seeing the biggest refracting telescope in Britain, getting to touch an asteroid that is 4.5 billion years old, learning about early scientific inventions and exploring the Universe and its mysteries, a trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich is a memorable experience.

Greenwich Market

One of the more unique markets, Greenwich Market offers a fine selection of unique arts and crafts. It is renowned for its cottage industries and designers, where prospective customers can browse for rare items not to be found anywhere else or even have bespoke items deigned and made. The atmosphere is warm and lively with excellent English classical music events hosted (by students from Trinity College of Music) and an exceptional food court. Visitors can choose to buy items from more than 120 stalls.

Greenwich Park

Located close to the National Maritime Museum, it is the oldest of the Royal Parks and is spread over 183 acres that serves as home to a herd of deer. Located atop a hill it offers incredible view of Central London and across the River Thames. The park is home to the old Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian Line and is a World Heritage Site. There also is a playground for children and a bandstand where musical concerts are hosted in summer. Visitors can dine at any of the three cafes in the area – St. Mary’s Gate Cafe (next the Maritime Museum), The Tea Pavilion and The Honest Sausage (close to the Royal Observatory).

Queen’s House Greenwich

The House is celebrating its 400th anniversary having opened after extensive restoration was completed. The home is an architectural masterpiece of Inigo Jones and comprises 22 stately rooms with priceless artworks that span four centuries. A stunning new addition is Richard Wright’s (Turner Prize-winner) creation in gold leaf on the ceiling of the Great Hall. Also, a first – is the permanent exhibit of the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. One of finest museums in London, it is a must see!