Take a Thameslink train to Greenwich, and travel back in time, as you explore the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and the Old Royal Naval College. Greenwich makes for a perfect day out with the family, less than 10 minutes from London Bridge with Thameslink.
Things to do in Greenwich
The Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time. Explore where the Prime Meridian of the world starts, and enjoy the breathtaking views of London. Remember that you can also take a tour through the universe in the planetarium.
The Cutty Sark is a great day out with the kids where you can explore one of the most famous and magnificent ships in the world. Meet a cast of characters who tell astonishing stories about life at sea, letting you travel back in time to the glory days of the ship. You will find a café in a unique setting at the Cutty Sark, underneath the original hull.
National Maritime Museum
With four immersive new galleries, the National Maritime Museum has something for everyone. Jump on a Thameslink train to Greenwich, and let your children step in to the role of aspiring young pirates and explorers for a day at this museum, all while learning about the epic stories of endeavours on the sea. The museum is free to enter and has amazing views across Greenwich Park.
Take Thameslink to Greenwich if are you in the mood to see an internationally renowned art collection. Take a tour through the fascinating royal history of Queen’s House, and uncover stories from England's past. Completed in 1636, the Queen's House is England's first Classical building, and it is free to visit.
Greenwich Park boasts breath-taking views across London. Climb the hill outside the Royal Observatory and take in the fantastic views by the statue of General Wolfe. The park is one of London's oldest Royal Parks and it features a boating lake for the whole family to enjoy a relaxing day out. The cafés and playground make the park the perfect setting for day out.
Shop for unique arts and crafts in this historic market, every day of the week. It is surprising how easy it is to spend a whole afternoon among antiques, collectables, and quirky gifts at Greenwich Market.
Old Royal Naval College
This architectural masterpiece was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and has been featured in many movies. Stroll through the impressive grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and find the perfect spot for a selfie with the family or your mates. This British landmark includes a Painted Hall, a neoclassical Chapel, and an Old Brewery where you can enjoy locally sourced quality British food after a long day of sightseeing.