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Wednesday 8 October 2014

Top 5 Things to Do in Greenwich

Greenwich and its surrounding areas tend to revolve around all things nautical - whether it be museums, restaurants, or other attractions along the Thames. But even if you don’t hear the call of the sea, there’s something here for you to do as well!

Greenwich Market Who doesn’t love a good, diverse market? Greenwich Market is the place to go in London for handmade items such as crafts and artwork. If you search diligently, you might even come across a few hard to find collectibles and antiques.

Meantime Brewing Company - As one of Europe’s leading craft breweries, Meantime is in a great position to have a truly enjoyable brewery tour. They certainly deliver. With a fantastic menu and a tour guide with a great sense of humor, you will be entertained as you are educated about the process. As a bonus, there is an attached restaurant!

The Queen’s House - This gorgeous 17th century house originally belonged to Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I. It now houses a beautiful art collection, in addition to being a great example of the architecture of the time.

The Cutty Sark - If you have an interest in anything and everything nautical, you must visit the Cutty Sark. The last surviving tea clipper is here for you to enjoy - have you ever wondered what a 19th century ship looked like? Well now you can find out by exploring the ship itself, as well as walking under it to see it from all sides!

National Maritime Museum - Possibly the largest museum of its kind, the National Maritime Museum holds more than 2 million items including maritime art, cartography, manuscripts, ship models, navigational instruments, and astronomy instruments.