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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. To visit Greenwich on your trip to London, use our London road trip planning site .
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  • I believe. that travellers arriving in London, be sure to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, because there is zero Meridian from which all land is divided into time zones and is counted the time determined by the coordinates and on land and at sea. It's like in Portugal tourists visit Cape Roca, the most Western point of the European continent. In addition, you will be able to stand with one foot in the West and another in the Eastern hemisphere, you learn a lot of interesting things about how developed astronomy, have created accurate chronometers (BTW, they have so far in the current position), how to use telescopes to positioning, see telescope aimed at the zero Meridian. Hear the full story, you will help Russian audio guides. The Observatory is located on a high Hill in a beautiful park, at the foot of the Park is located, and the Naval War College Museum. that then also you can visit. All this you can see the skyline from a special dark room of the Observatory, which is a Camera Obscura, which was the prototype of modern cameras. You can still visit and Planetarium. Very recommend.
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  • Visit and see the Meridian, to pay. But before that, a beautiful "climb" to access. Always lots of tourists and using the audio-guide, you choose yourself the commentary corresponding to the room where vousvous are.
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  • I love it here. Where else can you stand with one foot in the East, one foot in the West, with a view of London that's to die for? Then visit the museum and the Royal Observatory and gain an understan...  more »

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