Maritime Greenwich Reviews
perfect daytrip from London Jun 06, 2008
A daytrip to Greenwich was one of my favourite things to do in London. It's an all-day thing, with Greenwhich Park, the Royal Observatory and the Maritime Museum all well worth a visit, and the town itself is pretty too.
The Royal Observatory is home to the Greenwich Meridian. The exact spot is marked by a red line outside, so you can stand in two hemispheres at once. I guess you can do that at a lot of places, but at least here you know it. Inside, you can learn all about the history of the meridian, and about astronomy and time. It's quite interesting.
As is the National Maritime Museum. It will tell you all about the history of seafaring, in well-explained displays. It would be a good place to visit with children too. And unlike the Observatory and most of London's museums, it's not awfully crowded.
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