Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Greenwich & South London

Horniman Museum

This museum is an extraordinary place, comprising the original collection of wealthy tea-merchant and pack-rat Frederick John Horniman. He had this art-nouveau building, with its clock tower and mosaics, specially d…
Top Choice Museum in Greenwich & South London

Imperial War Museum

Fronted by a pair of intimidating 15in naval guns, this riveting museum is housed in what was the Bethlehem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital also known as Bedlam. Although the museum’s focus is on military act…
Top Choice Park in Greenwich & South London

Greenwich Park

This is one of London’s loveliest expanses of green, with a rose garden, picturesque walks, Anglo-Saxon tumuli and astonishing views from the crown of the hill near the Royal Observatory towards Canary Wharf – the f…
Top Choice Historic Building in Greenwich & South London

Royal Observatory

Rising south of Queen's House, idyllic Greenwich Park climbs up the hill, affording stunning views of London from the Royal Observatory, which Charles II had built in 1675 to help solve the riddle of longitude. To t…
Top Choice Historic Building in Greenwich & South London

Old Royal Naval College

Sir Christopher Wren’s baroque masterpiece in Greenwich and indeed Britain’s largest ensemble of baroque architecture, the Old Royal Naval College contains the Neoclassical Chapel and the extraordinary Painted Hall.…
Top Choice Museum in Greenwich & South London

Cutty Sark

The last of the great clipper ships to sail between China and England in the 19th century, the fully restored Cutty Sark endured massive fire damage in 2007 that occurred during a £25 million restoration. The exhibi…
Top Choice Museum in Greenwich & South London

National Maritime Museum

Narrating the long, briny and eventful history of seafaring Britain, this excellent museum's exhibits are arranged thematically, with highlights including Miss Britain III (the first boat to top 100mph on open water…
Historic Building in Greenwich & South London

Queen’s House

The first Palladian building by architect Inigo Jones after he returned from Italy is as enticing for its form as for its art collection. The house was begun in 1616 for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, but was not…
Historic Building in Greenwich & South London

Painted Hall

Designed as a dining hall for retired sailors, this is one of Europe’s greatest banquet halls, containing the largest painting in Europe, the Baroque painted ceiling by artist Sir James Thornhill. An illusory archit…
Church in Greenwich & South London

Chapel at Old Royal Naval College

With its mix of ancient Greek and naval motifs, the neoclassical Chapel of St Peter and St Paul in the Queen Mary Building at Old Royal Naval College is decorated in an elaborate rococo style with lots of trompe l'o…