Greenwich

London
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Located southeast of Central London, this riverside district is famous for its historical sites, intriguing museums, open spaces and breathtaking views.

If the name Greenwich sounds familiar, it should. This district is famous for lending its name to Greenwich Mean Time. This is also where the western and eastern hemispheres meet. Visit Greenwich to stroll leafy streets that feel a world apart from the chaos of Central London. The neighborhood features miles of scenic riverfront and plenty of historical attractions bound to appeal to history buffs of all ages.

One of the four royal boroughs in the city, Greenwich abounds in museums and sites of historical interest. Hop aboard the Cutty Sark, a 19th-century clipper ship that was once used to import tea from China and mail from Australia. Visit the National Maritime Museum to marvel at the exhibits tracing the history of seafaring and the British Navy.

Walk across the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory to cross between the eastern and western hemispheres. Inside the attached museum, view the 28-inch (71-centimeter) Great Equatorial Telescope. Continue to the Peter Harrison Planetarium, which features a revolving schedule of shows about stars and other celestial bodies.

After stargazing, get some fresh air at Greenwich Park. The 17th-century park is set on a hill to offer spectacular vistas that take in the River Thames, Old Royal Naval College and Canary Wharf.

Finish the day with a stop at the Greenwich Market, which has been in its current location since the start of the 18th century. The market offers a huge selection of art, antiques, clothing and jewelry, as well as international delicacies.

While many people choose to visit Greenwich on daytrips, others opt to stay in the neighborhood to avoid the hustle and bustle of central London. The fastest and easiest way to reach Greenwich is by train or tube. Alternatively, travel on a riverboat or even take a cable car, which connects the Royal Docks to the Greenwich Peninsula.


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Holiday Inn Express London - Greenwich, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express London - Greenwich, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is £54 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in Greenwich, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from O2 Arena and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from National Maritime Museum. Excel Exhibition Centre and Tower of London ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Very clean and tidy."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Holiday Inn Express London - Greenwich, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is £143 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in Greenwich, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from O2 Arena, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory. London Stadium and Excel Exhibition ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (937 reviews)
"the location was amazing as i was attending an event at the o2."

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2021

InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
4 out of 5
Catherine Grove, London, England
The price is £84 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Greenwich, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greenwich Market, National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. University of Greenwich and Cutty Sark ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Happy, friendly and helpful staff. Very comfortable room and delicious food. Perfect!"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
Novotel London Greenwich
Novotel London Greenwich
4 out of 5
173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, England
Fully refundable
The price is £78 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in Greenwich, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from O2 Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. The Shard and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (958 reviews)
"It's right next door to DLR and rail transport"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2021

Novotel London Greenwich
Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road
Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road
3 out of 5
65 Greenwich High Road, London, England
The price is £73 per night from 6 Jan to 6 Jan
Located in Greenwich, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Greenwich Market and National Maritime Museum. Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (568 reviews)
Convenient to Greenwich
"Nice, relatively inexpensive place near Greenwich. Helpful friendly staff. Walking distance to Greenwich Park and its various museums. Just a few minutes walk to Greenwich and Deptford Bridge stations. Parking in their garage was a bit of a hassle, but at least there was parking for the not unreasonable ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Greenwich High Road
The Pilot
The Pilot
3.5 out of 5
68 River Way, London, England
The price is £103 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
Located in Greenwich, this inn is 0.7 mi (1 km) from O2 Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) of London Stadium and Tower of London. St. Paul's Cathedral and London ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (299 reviews)
"Really nice room, excellent location, excellent breakfast, excellent service, great price."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

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