Greenwich, situated in South East London has been another one of my favourite places. I’ve been a regular visitor here but hadn’t seen it for a while. So when I returned after several years I discovered 10 Ways to Have a Fun Day Out In Greenwich.
There are many places to see in and many things to do that you couldn’t possibly do it all in one day. You might just have to revisit!
Each time I return to this historical part of London, I make sure I alternate my trip.
1. A good starting point would be to visit Discover Greenwich, the visitors Centre and an information point.
2. Buy some treats at Greenwich Market.
3. Visit The National Maritime Museum where you will learn about hidden treasures and valuable history.
4. Relax and Picnic along Greenwich embankment or in Greenwich Park (Weather permitting).
5. Soak up the view and capture memorable pictures of the scenery, like the Peninsula, Canary Wharf and City of London at a distance.
6. Visit Cutty Sark – The historical sailing ship. You can make a day out of this visit! I’ve still got a lot more to see on this ship.
7. Meet up with friends and family and embark on an evening stroll along Greenwich embankment. Who knows, the tide might be low as it sometimes is, and you could even have fun throwing pebbles in to the Thames.
8. Brave it off and indulge on a boat ride from the Greenwich Pier to various destinations across London and beyond.
9. Visit the Old Royal Navy College where you will find more interesting history.
10. Spend some time at The O2 Arena. An entertainment venue that holds various concerts and a place to grab a bite to eat.
This list is not conclusive and is a only a snippet of what you will find in Greenwich. There is a lot more to see, so if you ever visit Greenwich on a day out or just passing by, feel free to add to this list. My journeys to Greenwich will always be memorable ones.
I think you’ve given me a complete guide to a perfect day! I’m keeping this for my next trip to England! Great photos too:)
Thanks Jacqueline. It’s quite handy to know that you’ve got Greenwich as part of your next trip to England. 🙂
What a lovely way to spend the day! I’m packing my bags!
It was a lovely day with still more places to see. It’s worth packing your bags to see Greenwich! 🙂
That does sound like a great line up of activities and a full day of fun! Sure does look cool and cloudy there though.
Thanks Susan. We had quite a bit of cloud hanging over Greenwich on the day, but thankfully the clouds dispersed around midday to leave a glorious day.
I’ve been to Greenwich some years ago. I got there by cruise, leaving from London city centre. Unfortunately, I only had 15 minutes to have a quick look around because the ferry was leaving back to London. It is a great place for an outdoor day!
Such a shame you only had 15 minutes to have a quick look around! Hopefully you will see more of Greenwich on your next visit to London.
I also like the connection of Greenwich Village in London to that of New York City… the West Village and Soho districts, as well as the water (Pier 51 in NYC.) As I spent time in the Navy, I would enjoy the Old Royal Naval College.
It’s interesting to know that there is a connection of Greenwich Village in London to that of New York City. You are likely to be inspired by The Old Royal Navy!
Hi Bola, as you probably know by now, I’m not a traveler, but sometimes I wish I was. There are three places you outlined 3,8 and 9 that I would love to see, although all the others sound so interesting too. I’m sure many people will enjoy this write-up.
Hi Lenie, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my write-up and it’s never too late to visit Greenwich. You never know!
I like the restaurants and the atmosphere from the different kinds of people. It is a lovely place to chill on a hot summers day!
There was a buzz in the air when I was in Greenwich, but I must try out some restaurants next time I’m in the area.