How to Tour Greenwich Perfectly

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: August 26th, 2016

The district of Greenwich is home to one of London’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and therefore is one of the city’s most popular areas. So, why don’t you spend a day exploring it with your family? If you like how this sounds, here is touring schedule that you can use in order to guarantee that you will see the most important sites of the district.

Greenwich, SE10Before you embark on your Greenwich tour, make sure that you arrange all the details with the man and van company that handled your relocation to the English capital. Once this is done, you should commence exploring the museums of the area.

The Cutty Sark is the first museum that you should visit. It is credited as the world’s most renowned tea clipper. It was commissioned during the second half of the 19th century and converted into a ship museum in 1954 when it was put out of service. The ship’s deck has a glass canopy which allows visitors to see its hull. You will also be able to enjoy some of the finest views of Greenwich while you are exploring the vessel.

Then you should pass by the Palladian Queen’s House and the astonishing National Maritime Museum. Both attractions are free and the latter has several children’s galleries which your kids will enjoy to the full. Even more, you can use your visit to the museum as a reward for your children’s assistance during the move through which you when via professional man and van services.

Your last stop before going to lunch should be the Royal Observatory which dates back to the late 17th century and is currently London’s only public planetarium that stands on the Prime Meridian Line. While touring the observatory you will be stepping in both the western and eastern hemispheres of Earth.

For lunch you can either have a family picnic in Greenwich Park, one of the city’s Royal Parks. You can purchase tasty sandwiches and hot lunches from the nearby Pavilion Tea House. If the weather isn’t good enough for a picnic, you should go to the Royal Teas which menu includes dishes such as:

  • Belgian waffles
  • Porridge oats
  • Salmon and eggs
  • Tabbouleh
  • Cheesy beans
  • Smoke salmon
  • Jacket potatoes

After lunch you should go wander and stroll through the shops and stalls in Greenwich Market. It offers a rich selection of unique and vintage items which you can use to decorate your new household. You should also pass by Mr. Humbug, one of the finest sweet shops in Britain.

You should end your tour of the area by visiting the Fan Museum. It showcases one of the largest and best fan collections in the world. It is also one of the oldest museums in London as it was established in 1721 and is housed in a building that is recognised as a Grade II edifice. The backyard of the museum has been converted into a magnificent Japanese-style garden which will leave you speechless. Last but not least you should have dinner in a local pub or eatery before you head home.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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