The Painted Hall, at the Old Royal Naval College, one of the Jewels of Greenwich will be closing for 6 months from Sunday. This is one of the most amazing things you need to see in Greenwich but if you’re planning on seeing it for the next 6 months, remove it from your itineraries. Why […]
If you travel to Greenwich, stand on the famous Prime Meridian Line — which is marked with a physical line and a sculpture at the Royal Observatory — and look at your GPS, it won’t read 0° longitude. It’ll be slightly out. Who’s right? And why?
Clipper ships were the fastest merchant ships on the oceans back in the 19th Century and one of the most famous was the Cutty Sark. Built in 1869, she was amongst the last of the tea clippers as steam engine technology began to dominate the industry. Pushed out of the tea trade by the newer […]
The Cutty Sark – an old Tea Clipper that has long been on display in Greenwich – has set it’s reopening date. The famous ship has been closed for almost 5 years now as crews worked to save the ship from disintegrating. Restoration work was delayed by a fire that damaged the ship further (and […]
The free under Thames foot tunnel in Woolwich has reopened after a major refurbishment. From the BBC: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel has reopened after £11.5m work to bring the structure up to date. New lifts, stairs, lighting and CCTV have been installed in the Victorian structure, while the tunnel itself has been refurbished. It follows […]
The world’s largest early music fair takes place in November at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a programme of concerts, master classes and instrument demonstrations for early music enthusiasts, amateur musicians and curious visitors sightseeing in Greenwich, on the […]