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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 Italian in Greenwich & South London

Marcella

If you avoid pasta restaurants because you think you can make it just as easily at home, Marcella is here to prove you wrong. Perfect, homemade pasta comes with seasonally changing sauces in simple but delicious com…
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 Modern European in Greenwich & South London

May the Fifteenth

Formerly the Abbeville Kitchen, this has a local feel with its little terrace and cosy dining room yet its appeal is universal. The menu changes daily, but expect a blend of modern British and European cuisine, with…
Top Choice Noodles in Greenwich & South London

Koi Ramen Bar

Blink-and-you'll-miss-it Koi has a secret weapon to alert passers-by: the ever-enticing aroma of noodles and a chirpy band of staff. There's a thin – negligible is a better word – counter for your tonkotsu ramen (£6…
Top Choice British in Greenwich & South London

Trinity

Named after the nearby church and holder of a Michelin star, Adam Byatt’s good-looking Clapham Old Town restaurant is a light and delectable spot near the common. Service, attentive and unobtrusive, delivers a stron…