Greenwich London Walk
Come and see some of the finest and most important buildings in England.
Explore Greenwich’s magisterial and its seedy sides, and hear about its role in British architecture, science and politics on this fascinating guided walk in Royal Greenwich.
Greenwich was the ceremonial entrance to the capital from the river for centuries. It has some of the world's most impressive architecture, while maintaining the feel of a village stuck in a great metropolis.
For those familiar with this part of London this is a chance to deepen your knowledge and find out about the cultural background to some iconic and less well-known buildings. For those who are new to Greenwich, this walk will enable you to fully immerse yourself in its rich history in world-class surroundings.
Greenwich was the site of one the most important Tudor palaces, and later of the Royal Naval Hospital where a collection of the greatest names in English architecture worked, including Wren and Hawksmoor.
The presence of the palace, and then the sailors ensured a rich and varied history for the town.
In the middle of the hospital is the Queen’s House, which introduced Italian Renaissance architecture to England, and in the park is the Royal Observatory, where Charles II’s Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed mapped the night sky.
As you explore the charming streets of Greenwich, make a note of the historic pubs for a post-walk drink. The walk ends across the road from Greenwich Market; perfect for unique gift shopping but it also has a fabulous food market; keep an eye out for the fish burger with a charcoal bun or perhaps, for the sweet-toothed amongst you, the chocolate stall or fudge shop may hit the spot.
- Explore what might have become London’s Versailles
- Find out about a unique collection of world-famous buildings
- Meet fellow London adventurers
- Qualified London Guide
Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: no
Suitable for all ages.
Registered Office: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ