Royal Palace, Royal Navy, Trade and Time with Private Guide
Birthplace of Henry V111 and Elizabeth 1 Greenwich is synonymous with Britain's rise in power. See the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, The Queen's House and the Cutty Sark, the fastest tea clipper ever built. With a history dating back to the early 15th century and founded by Henry V's brother Duke Humphrey of Gloucester this UNESCO heritage site offers an unparalleled insight into Britain's history all set in a beautiful park with the dramatic urban backdrop of the Canary Wharf financial district.
We meet at Tower Hill tube station and take the Docklands Light Railway to Greenwich.
Then, all close at hand, we can visit the National Maritime Museum, the Museum to Britain's Naval and merchanting history; the Queen's House, the first example of Palladian architecture in Britain and built for a Queen; the Old Royal Naval College; the Cutty Sark, the fastest tea clipper ever built, and, if you are feeling fit, we go up the hill to visit the Royal Observatory and stand astride the Prime Meridian where east meets west.
The walking requirements are modest and I have described the activity level as 'light'. The Royal Observatory is, however, at the top of a hill above the rest of the site and does involve a walk which I would describe as 'moderate'.
We return via the DLR to Tower Hill.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tower Hill tube station. If you are unfamiliar with the tube system I have happy to meet you at your central London hotel and accompany you to Tower Hill.
End location: Tower Hill tube station. I will be happy to take you back to your central London hotel if you are unfamiliar with the tube network.
Duration: 8 hours
Greenwich lends itself very well to public transport from central London.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 GBP - Entry fees for the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark (£18.50 for a combined ticket presently) and any special exhibitions (The national Maritime Museum, the Queen's House an the Old Naval College are free). Transport fares, lunch etc.
I guide in English only
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