Perfect Day Out in London : Greenwich

Name: Lola Reynoso
Title: Groups Coordinator for Palmers Lodge & Hillspring Lodge
Age: Twenty Something
Country of Origin: Argentina

I have been living in London for almost 4 years now and Greenwich is still one of my favourite days out in London. Not the quickest but definitely the most scenic way to get there is from Embankment or London Bridge Station and then take the River Bus (you can even pay with your Oyster Card) and get off at Greenwich. Alternatively, you take the DLR from Canary Wharf or -the quickest and least fun in my opinion, you can get there by train from London Bridge Station.

Once there, you can visit the Prime Meridian in the Royal Observatory, as well as the Royal Maritime Museum and the recently opened Queens House with its fine art collection.

Greenwich Park and the many imposing buildings around it are simply gorgeous and it’s no wonder, as these were the former site of a castle, a palace, a royal hospital and presently the Royal Naval College, the University of Greenwich and The Music Faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. You will regularly find a production company on their grounds filming a BBC period drama or a blockbuster movie; films like Les Miserables or The Pirates of the Caribbean feature several shots of these spaces around Greenwich.

If your visit is over the weekend, Greenwich Indoor Market has a great choice of crafts and food stalls with the widest choice (after Camden Market) of culinary options. Just around the corner from the market is Greenwich Theatre which regularly has excellent Off West End Productions that are also very affordable at around £15 on a weekend.

For more information on the River Bus (timetables and prices) go to: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1131.aspx
For more information on the Royal Museums Greenwich go to:
http://www.rmg.co.uk/
For more information on What’s On at Greenwich Theatre go to: http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/