The Greenwich Branch has been established for 5 years and has the advantage of being on the door step of the Greenwich DLR station and also within walking distance to the Cutty Sark station.
From Central London the easiest way is the train from London Bridge which takes approximately 10 minutes. The main line is the DLR which from Canary Wharf to Greenwich takes approximately 12 minutes and from Bank within 20 minutes. The 177 bus comes from Peckham, travels through New Cross and comes to Greenwich. The 386 bus comes from Blackheath (our neighbouring office) and takes you to Greenwich.
Parking in Greenwich is mainly resident’s permit. However there is a large amount of pay and display areas, especially towards the Cutty Sark and North Greenwich towards the 02 Arena.
Wander through Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium, or fly high on the Emirates Air Line cable car into a show at The O2 arena. Greenwich Market is a must visit! Full of lovely food, drink and handmade crafts, you will be sure to spend your time and money there. Next to the market is the Cutty Sark, the fastest ship of her age. Plenty of local shops, restaurants and pubs so you can spend the whole day here. Explore Britain’s momentous naval history at the National Maritime Museum and enjoy the views in a riverside pub. Speed down the river in a streamlined catamaran or cruise through London’s landmarks to Greenwich, the mighty Thames Barrier and the historic Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.
Facts about Greenwich
Henry VIII, the man that treated all the women he married so awfully, was born here. He ended up liking the park so much that two of his daughters – Mary I, and the arguably even more famous than her father Elizabeth I – were also born here.
Greenwich Park has tunnels running underneath the surface of it. There are at least three of them and they are large enough for a person to walk upright through them. They were water mains designed to channel natural groundwater to the buildings of the Royal Hospital (Now the National Maritime Museum).
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is where east meets west at Longitude 0°. A meridian is a north-south line, selected as the zero reference line for astronomical observations. The main reason for the choice is the fact that the USA had already chosen Greenwich as the basis for its own national time zone system. The second was that in the late 19th century, 72% of the world's commerce depended on sea-charts which used Greenwich as the Prime Meridian.