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In 1805, George III granted the Queen's House to the Royal Naval Asylum (an orphanage school), which amalgamated in 1821-1825 with the Greenwich Hospital School. Extended with the buildings that now house the National Maritime Museum, it was renamed the Royal Hospital School by Queen Victoria in 1892.

Planning a trip to UK with the purpose of taking in the Duxford and Farnborough Airshows in July. Wondering if Greenwich would be a good base of operation? Can anyone offer suggestions on Lodging in the area out of Central London ? Would Greenwich be a viable option?

George IV donated nearly 40 paintings to the hospital in 1824, at a stroke creating a gallery in the Painted Hall. These now form the Greenwich Hospital Collection at the National Maritime Museum. Subsequently William IV and Queen Adelaide were both regular donors and visitors to the gallery.

George V and Queen Mary both supported the creation of the National Maritime Museum, and Mary presented the museum with many items.

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This data was collected between 1971 and 2000 at the weather station situated in Greenwich:

I was wondering about the various transport options from the Docks (custom house) to Greenwich, in terms of time and (approximate) cost.

The most historic of all Royal Parks, Greenwich Park dates back to Roman times and was enclosed in 1433. From the statue of General Wolfe the park offers imperious views across the River Thames all the way to St. Pauls Cathedral

Georgian and Victorian architecture dominates in the town centre which spreads to the west of the park and Royal Naval College. Much of this forms a one-way system around a covered market, Greenwich Market and the arthouse Greenwich Cinema. Up the hill from the centre, there are many streets of Georgian houses, including the Fan Museum, on Croom's Hill. Nearby at the junction of Croom's Hill with Nevada Street, is Greenwich Theatre. The Greenwich Playhouse closed in 2012

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Greenwich Park, one of the capital's eight Royal Parks.

By the time of the Restoration, the Palace of Placentia had fallen into disuse and was pulled down. New buildings began to be established as a grand palace for Charles II, but only the King Charles block was completed. Charles II also redesigned and replanted Greenwich Park and founded and built the Royal Observatory.

Hello there, am considering a visit to Greenwich in April 2017 in order to see the Tall Ships Regatta at the start of its Parade of Sail down the Thames. Wondering where, in the throngs of a million others, would be the best physical standpoint in order to have the finest view of the fleet? Thank you for your attention. Steph x

Pick up a memento of your visit. There are goodies for everyone from stargazers to sea lovers

James I carried out the final remodelling work on Greenwich Palace, granting the manor to his wife Queen Anne of Denmark. In 1616 Anne commissioned Inigo Jones to design and build the surviving Queen's House as the final addition to the palace.

Last week I popped down to the NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula to try my hand at an ancient skill - brick-making. Not something you might do every day, month, year or even lifetime...

Greenwich is served by several Transport for London bus services which links it with areas including Catford, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Lewisham, Peckham, New Cross, Sidcup, Thamesmead, Waterloo and Woolwich.

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Edward Lear makes reference to Greenwich in More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc:[55]

The Centre explains the history of Greenwich as a royal residence and a maritime centre. Exhibits include:

The home of time, Greenwich is where Eastern and Western hemispheres meet. Discover breathtaking views, royal heritage and amazing attractions, all in a beautiful riverside setting.

The Ranger's House lies at the Blackheath end of the park and houses the Wernher Collection of art,[43] and many fine houses, including Vanbrugh's house lie on Maze Hill, on the western edge of the park.

Cute little town, cute little houses, cute Cutty Sark, nice walk to do on the Thames. Beautiful park though, and MAGNIFICENT view !!

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The Roman road from London to Dover, Watling Street crossed the high ground to the south of Greenwich, through Blackheath. This followed the line of an earlier Celtic route from Canterbury to St Albans.[19] As late as Henry V, Greenwich was only a fishing town, with a safe anchorage in the river.[7]


There has been a market at Greenwich since the 14th century, but the history of the present market dates from 1700 when a charter to run two markets, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, was assigned by Lord Romney (Henry, Earl of Romney[20]) to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital for 1000 years.[44]

The palace of Placentia, in turn, became Elizabeth's favourite summer residence.[20] Both she and her sister Mary I used the palace extensively, and Elizabeth's Council planned the Spanish Armada campaign there in 1588.

Louise Macfarlane is curator of Cutty Sark and she took some time to tell us a little about the long and fascinating history of the world famous clipper ship.

Visit the Royal Borough's Planning Portal website to view the proposed developments.

Greenwich is generally described as being part of South-east London and sometimes as being part of East London. It is also one of the five boroughs of the London Docklands, connected to areas with docks of London historically by river and today to Canary Wharf and other buildings by the East London Line.[3][4][5]

Greenwich (i/ˈɡrɛnɪtʃ/, /ˈɡrɪnɪdʒ/, /ˈɡrɪnɪtʃ/ or /ˈɡrɛnɪdʒ/ GREN-idge))[1][2] is an early-established district of today's London, England, centred 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east south-east of Charing Cross. The town lends its name to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Near the Cutty Sark site, a circular building contains the entrance to the Greenwich foot tunnel, opened on 4 August 1902. This connects Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs on the northern side of the River Thames. The north exit of the tunnel is at Island Gardens,[35] from where the famous view of Greenwich Hospital painted by Canaletto can be seen.

The Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre provides an introduction to the history and attractions in the Greenwich World Heritage Site.[48] It is located in the Pepys Buildings near to the Cutty Sark within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, (formerly Greenwich Hospital); the building began life as an engineering laboratory for the College. The centre opened in March 2010, and admission is free.

The University of Greenwich main campus is located in the distinctive buildings of the former Royal Naval College. The university has other campuses at Avery Hill in Eltham and at Medway. The Greenwich campus also houses the Trinity College of Music.

"There was a young lady of Greenwich, Whose garments were bordered with Spinach; But a large spotty calf, Bit her shawl quite in half, Which alarmed that young lady of Greenwich."

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Set on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles from central London, this city borough is rich in maritime history and features the Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II.

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