Today we will spend a day taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the beautiful views and wander around a museum.
- Food purchased the night before
- Sushi from Wasabi
From Hotel to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR Station:
- Total travel time is about 1 hour 2 mins.
- From Hotel walk about 3 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Broadway
- Take the District Upminster to Cannon Street Underground Station
- Total travel time is about 27 mins (14 stops)
- 11th Stop: Temple, 12th Stop: Blackfriars, 13th Stop: Mansion House
- Alight at Cannon Street Underground Station and walk 4 mins to Bank Station DLR
- Take the DLR Lewisham to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR Station
- Total travel time is about 18 mins (10 stops)
- 7th Stop: Crossharbour, 8th Stop: Mudchute DLR Station, 9th Stop: Island Gardens
We will visit the following:
- Cutty Sark
- Greenwich Market
- Greenwich Park (2 hours)
- Royal Observatory (2 hours 30 mins)
- National Maritime Museum, Free (2 hours )
- The Queen’s House
- The Painted Hall
- The Trafalgar
Stop 1 – Cutty Sark
Continue on with the river behind us, heading up Greenwich Church Street. From here turn left onto Turnpin Lane, boasting many fine houses dating back to the early 1800’s, into Greenwich Market
Stop 2 – Greenwich Market
Exit the market onto Nelson Road and turn left along King William Walk. Enter Greenwich Park and walk up the hill.
Stop 3 – Greenwich Park
Continue up the hill toward The Royal Observatory
Stop 4 – The Royal Observatory
- Stand at the centre of world time and space, on the prime meridian of the globe. The Meridian line crosses the Observatory courtyard (entrance fee) and it also crosses Greenwich Park. We can see the line up close for free by going through the small gate to the right of the clock and the examples of British Weights and Measures on the wall next to the Observatory.
- Trivia: To help people synchronize their clocks to Greenwich Mean Time, the Astronomer Royal in 1833, John Pond, had the time ball installed on top of the observatory. The ball drops daily at 1:00pm all year-round – so get our mobile phones and our watches ready!
Stop 5 – National Maritime Museum
Leave the Observatory and head back down the hill. Follow the marked paths and signs toward the National Maritime Museum
- One of the highlights is the actual jacket that Nelson wore during the Battle of Trafalgar (allow for 2 hours).
Walk along the marked path towards The Queen’s House
Stop 6 – The Queen’s House
From here walk towards the river and turn right onto Romney Road. Then make a left onto Park Row and walk all the way down to The Painted Hall
Stop 7 – The Painted Hall
We can take part in their guided tours of the space or download their self-guided tour http://www.ornc.org/assets/images/shared/ORNC_PH_leaflet_(ENG).pdf
Stop 8 – The Trafalgar
We could also have a look around the Old Royal Naval College (http://www.londondrum.com/cityguide/old-royal-naval-college.php). Don’t miss the famous Painted Hall and Chapel (allow for 60 mins).
If you haven’t already had a spot of lunch, then we recommend walking into the historic town centre. Greenwich (http://www.londondrum.com/cityguide/greenwich.php) is a World Heritage Site that dates back hundreds of years, and there are plenty of old pubs in Greenwich.
When you’ve got some energy back, take a stroll up the hill in Greenwich Park (http://www.londondrum.com/cityguide/greenwich-park.php), for some fantastic views of the London skyline. Then check out the Royal Observatory (http://www.londondrum.com/cityguide/royal-observatory.php). The museum covers everything from time-keeping to astronomy, and there is a large planetarium on site with several shows a day (allow for 3 hours in total).
After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.
National Maritime Museum (Free)
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Visiting hours are subject to change
Address: Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF
Tel: Work 0208 312 6565
Ticket cost: Adults free entry
Time required: A typical visit to National Maritime Museum lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)
Web: rmg.co.uk (http://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum)
Buses: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 386
London bus fares (http://www.londondrum/transport/bus-fares-ticket-prices.php)
Trains: Cutty Sark (http://www.londondrum.com/transport/trains.php?station=cutty-sark) DLR
The closest train station to National Maritime Museum is Cutty Sark (http://www.londondrum.com/transport/train-station.php?near=nationalmaritimemuseum)
London underground fares (http://www.londondrum/transport/train-fares-ticket-prices.php)
Some of the photographs taken in London.