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The Greenwich Vintage Market

The Greenwich Vintage Market

Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!

The Gipsy Moth

The Gipsy Moth

An after work pint after a tough day in The Wharf? The Gypsy Moth pub is a favourite mooring. With riverside vistas and historical importance, Greenwich is best enjoyed with a pint of Meantime.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The observatory is a great place for all ages to visit. There are usually a number of exhibitions for all ages giving a history of time and space and the architecture is wonderful. During the evening you can see the green laser across the sky that shows the meridian line.

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

Going for a run is never dull with this on your doorstep...

Hardys

Hardys

Hardys sweet shop in the centre of Greenwich is just like Willy Wonka's!!

Papa Charlie

Papa Charlie

Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street. A wide and varied menu of dishes and cuisines and a great place for all the family.

The Pier Fish & Chips

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

The Point

The Point

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

Paul Rhodes Bakery

Paul Rhodes Bakery

Delicious baked goods, friendly staff, yummy hot drinks and you can the watch the world go by at the Royal Navel College opposite.

Tai Won Mein

Tai Won Mein

The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!

Peyton and Byrne

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Deptford, Isle Of Dogs, New Cross, Blackheath, Lewisham, North Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Nunhead, Poplar and Hither Green

"Laid out in 1433, Greenwich Park is the oldest park in London."

Sit back and take in the sites from south east London's modern penthouses....

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A place so integral and central to modern science, you can learn so much at Royal Greenwich Observatory.

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Having a picnic, chatting with friends or just reading a book in the sun..Greenwich Park is bliss on a sunny day!

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What locals say about Greenwich

  1. Green open space, artisan shops and only 20 minutes to central London!

  2. Greenwich is beautiful!

  3. Welcome to the London's village! If you love the city but it gets too crowded for you sometimes, this is your kind of place. Greenwich offers a mixture of wide open spaces and lower density living areas, but is still situated close enough to the likes of Canary Wharf and London Bridge to truly feel like a part of London.

  4. Fast access to the city, lots of amenities, family friendly, with a suburban feel, thanks to the green-space. Plus you always know what time it is!

  5. Modern and heritage. Amazing history and places to eat. Especially around Blackheath village. Great area of development and investment.

  6. Greenwich Park is excellent, especially with the Royal Observatory and Maritime Museum, however the lesser known green spaces, including The Heath and Manor House Gardens are also great escapes from the hustle and bustle of the city and are less touristy.

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Child-friendly activities near Greenwich

Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler Group

Rachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre
We are a playgroup for children from German families. We now exist for over 4 years. We play, sing, read - of course all in German. Parents can meet with other German-speaking families in the area over tea or coffee. Registration is not required and participation is free. Timings : Monday 15:00 - 16:30. Usually also open during half term. Website

Mother and Baby Pilates

Greenwich Pilates Studio
Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Specialists in Pre & Postnatal Pilates. Mother and Baby Classes held three days a week. Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Website

Skip Hop Create! 4-5 years

Greenwich Dance
Greenwich Dance offers creative dance classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children on Friday afternoons at The Borough Hall. Each Skip Hop Create class is specially tailored to the age group with an emphasis on play and creativity, providing an inspiring and social environment for young children to grow. Website

NCT Greenwich Bumps & Babies

The Plumtree Cafe
Come along and meet some local mums at our weekly Thursday Meet-Up. Its a great way to make new friends and knowledge share a host is normally available to greet you on arrival so please feel free to join us. Website

Penelope Fitstar Bootcamp for Mums

East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Friendly, fun outdoor bootcamp classes to get you bikini fit. We don't shout or intimidate but encourage you to push yourself. Lots of fatburning and toning of all the areas women want to tone (abs, thighs, upper arms, backs, waist). Please bring water and a towel to put on the ground for ab work. We're there all weathers, its fine in the rain with a waterproof jacket. Plenty of chat and gossip to take your mind off the hard work.... Website

Theatrebugs Greenwich - Under 5's classes

Mycenae House,
Our under 5's Clubs, for 18 months to turning 5 years, are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journeys, and fingerplay. Website

About Greenwich

Greenwich is a district of south London, England, located in the London Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich is best known for its maritime history and as giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a Royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was rebuilt as the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. Greenwich is bordered by Deptford Creek and Deptford to the west; the former industrial centre of the Greenwich Peninsula, and the residential area of Westcombe Park to the east; the river Thames to the north; and the A2 and Blackheath common to the south.

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