Editor's Note: We have a real treat this week - Laura was given an exclusive tour of the newly restored Painted Hall in Greenwich before its re-opening so we're chuffed to bits that she's written up a huge report about it. Please consider subscribing to the Londontopia Magazine as it allows us to commission great articles like this. As reported here recently, The Painted … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Take a First Look at the Beautiful Restored Painted Hall in Greenwich – Re-opening in March!
Greenwich is a place long associated with knowledge from the Royal Observatory to the Old Royal Naval College, but it has much more going on than that. Whether you’re in the mood to learn, shop, drink, wander or have fun, there are plenty of things to do. We’ve identified our top ten favorite things to do and see in Greenwich, so the next time you find yourself in the Royal … [Read more...] about Top 10 London: Top Ten Things to See and Do in Greenwich
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 is it closing? The Old Royal Naval College received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund … [Read more...] about London Alert: The Painted Hall in Greenwich is Closing for 6 Months
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmvHZ4omB2A 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? … [Read more...] about Video: Why The Prime Meridian Isn’t At 0º in Greenwich, London
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 steam ships, she turned to the wool trade before packing it in in 1895 and being … [Read more...] about London’s Maritime History: 10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the Cutty Sark You Might Not Know
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 added £10million to the final bill of almost £50million to restore the ship). It … [Read more...] about Cutty Sark Sets its Re-opening Date
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 recent refurbishment of the … [Read more...] about Greenwich’s Woolwich Foot Tunnel re-opens after £11.5m revamp
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 … [Read more...] about A festival of early music in Greenwich