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Greenwich, London

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The birthplace of many of the Tudor dynasty's most famous family members, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, Greenwich is also known for its maritime history. A preserved clipper ship called the Cutty Sark sits in a dry dock by the river. The National Maritime Museum forms an arcade around the Queen's house not far from the Royal Palace of Placentia. Georgian and Victorian architecture fills the town center, where a covered market draws shoppers throughout the year. Make your first stop the Greenwich visitor center. The helpful staff will provide you with suggestions, brochures, and a comprehensive history of the royal borough. Arrange your visit to Greenwich and discover more family-friendly attractions in London using our London trip itinerary builder.
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  • It feels quite vast when you are there. The paths are wide and good for walking, bikes etc. The signs are good enough to find your way out to the Observatory. Great for tree lovers.  more »
  • Greenwich mean time meridian is worth visiting. It is recommended for school going children to understand solar system. It has great history and knowledge.  more »
  • Beware you will end up spending the entire day here :D Its a day well spent, a super walk up to the Greenwich park, visiting the East meets West, the amazing time history museum (kids aged 10+ will lo...  more »

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