Greenwich is a beautiful area just south of the Thames that boasts beautiful scenery mixed with a rich history.
This week I braved the cold snap and went down to Greenwich. I love the Cutty Sark/Greenwich Park area and I wanted to see it in all it’s autumn beauty with the leaves falling and changing. On top of the hill at the Royal Observatory lookout point, the wind was freezing but it didn’t stop me from taking in the wonderful view of Canary Wharf, The City of London, the O2 arena and more.
During my adventure, my hands braved the cold (as I had forgotten my gloves), and I snapped some pictures. Here is my walk through Greenwich.
The Greenwich Market has existed since the 14th Century, and in it’s current location since 1737. It is the only market in London set within a World Heritage Site.
The market offers food from different cultures around the world, clothing, jewellery, antiques and more. The market is open on Tuesdays – Sundays 10am – 5.30pm.
The National Maritime Museum holds some of the most important information regarding Britain at sea throughout history.
The 17th Century Queen’s House is one of the first classical buildings in Britain and has been lived in by two queens.
The two halls of colonnades were added in the early 19th century to link the Queen’s House with it’s new wings.
The walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory is framed by brilliant autumn colors and falling leaves.
The 17th century Royal Observatory is the home of the prime meridian, and has played a large role in navigation and astronomy.
The view from the Royal Observatory lookout point shows areas all across London.
The Cutty Sark, a 19th century British clipper ship is permanently dry docked in Greenwich. She has been used as a tea trade ship, cargo ship, and cadet ship.