Greenwich Area Guide
Home to a number of London’s leading and most iconic attractions, Greenwich is a thriving part of the capital. From leading concert venues like the O2 Arena, to innovative transport methods such as the cable car river crossing, landmarks including the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum, and a wealth of highly attractive properties to buy and rent, it’s an area with lots to offer.
Greenwich is a bustling London Borough located in the south-east of the capital, on the banks of the River Thames. It is one of the leading and most famous parts of London, attracting thousands of visitors every year who are keen to take in the famous sights and attractions. With a growing population, excellent transport links and a wealth of attractions on the doorstep, it’s easy to see why interest in properties in this part of London is on the increase. The new developments in Greenwich have attracted residents and tenants from all walks of life; from across the capital, all over the UK and even further afield.
The History of Greenwich
Greenwich is world-famous for being home to the Prime Meridian, where the term Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) originated. This led to Greenwich gaining UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Historically, Greenwich was one of the leading naval areas in the country. The excellent location, right on the Thames, meant that travelling and transporting goods was relatively simple and Greenwich soon became one of the world’s most influential maritime locations.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich, to use its official title after being awarded Royal Borough status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, boasts a rich maritime history that can still be seen today.
Living in Greenwich
The recent renovations and new housing developments have transformed the look and feel of not only Greenwich but the surrounding areas. It paved the way for new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and bars along the river, so there are lots of things to do in Greenwich.
- Listen to live music at the O2 Arena
- Check out the Prime Meridian line at the Royal Observatory
- See iconic London landmarks like the Cutty Shark
- Learn about the area’s rich naval history at the National Maritime Museum - the largest of its kind anywhere in the world
- Stroll along the riverside
- Visit the vast green space of Greenwich Park, offering stunning views across the capital including The City, along with being home to a small herd of deer
- Visit Goldsmith’s University and explore the vibrant student area
- Go for a bite to eat at one of the many bars and restaurants in Greenwich such as Craft and the Pavillon Cafe
- North Greenwich
- Cutty Sark
- Maze Hill