Greenwich is realy nice place to visit and it’s beautiful in the summer…
Greenwich Park is the oldest Royal Park in London. It is a grassland enclosure covering almost 183 acres and serves as a sanctuary for deer, foxes and birds. The park is situated on a hilltop with impressive views of Greenwich and across the River Thames to Canary Wharf, The O2, the City of London and beyond.
The grounds offer space for games of football for all ages, lavish lawns to lie on and picnic spots where children can run around carefree. Joggers and walkers can make their way along the chestnut tree lined paths and enjoy the beautiful scenery around them.
The tea rooms at the Park offer a choice of excellent food and drink and the boating lake has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats - definitely family friendly.
The town centre has a concentration of shops with maritime equipment and maps, antiques, pubs and restaurants. Greenwich Market bursts with activity. There is a mix of tourists and locals and the pubs get packed full of people, drink in hand, sampling food they pick up from the food stalls further down the market.
Artists display their handicrafts in the market ranging from clothes, patchwork, toys, leather goods, beads, handmade jewellery, decorative items, candles and paintings. Food offers include fresh fruit juices, smoothies, fresh bread, a variety of cheeses, traditional roast, Spanish, Portuguese, Jamaican, Polish, Japanese, Thai, Ethiopian and Brazilian. Quite a choice to take away and lunch on a bench, at Greenwich Park or by the riverside.
Greenwich is also a great place to browse the museums. Plan a visit to the world’s largest National Maritime Museum, set in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Maritime Greenwich. You can also visit the 17th century Queen’s House, the Meridian Line and the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, The Fan Museum and Thames Barrier.
And don’t forget when you’re in Greenwich, entertainment is always only a stroll away – you can enjoy contemporary and classical plays at Greenwich Theatre, movies at the Odeon Cinema, concert and other events at The o2, seasonal plays in the Market, an evening show at Up the Creek, live Irish music, rock or jazz in a pub or bar, themed evenings at a restaurant or a poetry reading at some other venue.
With so much to see and do, Greenwich is a great place to spend your day. For further information, please visit: http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/.