London, England: Make Time for Greenwich

published 7 years ago by Rick Steves

Greenwich is England's maritime capital. Visitors come here for all things salty, including the Cutty Sark clipper ship, the area's premier attraction. The town is synonymous with timekeeping and astronomy, and at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, you can learn how those pursuits relate to seafaring. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

Well still well within the city limits of London Greenwich feels like a small town visitors enjoy lively market streets and fascinating museums. Tudor kings who ruled in the fifteenth century favored their palace at Greenwich. Henry the eighth was born here. Later king's commissioned the top marketing. Indigo Jones and Christopher Wren to beautify the town and powerless. Old royal naval college was originally a hospital founded by King William Queen Mary in 1692 to care for naval officer. Today the navy is gone lavish places open to the public. Originally intended as a dining hall for retired naval officers this. She was sweet decorated room feet. As one of the largest painted ceiling's in your. 112 feet long. It's a big propaganda seen glorifying the buildings while founders and defeated the French. Under his foot Williams crushing a dark figure ...

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