royal greenwich park

Royal Greenwich, London.

Greenwich is a borough in London, on the banks of the River Thames.

Greenwich is home to the beautiful Royal Greenwich Park, a 183 acre park and London’s oldest enclosed royal park. With breathtaking views of the London skyline, flower gardens, duck pond and even home to a small herd of deer.

Overlooking Greenwich Park, is the Royal Observatory, site of the Greenwich meridian line, and the official British measurements of feet and yards.

Known for its maritime history, Greenwich is home to the Cutty Sark, a restored 19th-century clipper ship, that was used in the tea and wool trade between the UK, Australia, and China.

Greenwich’s heritage centers on The Royal Naval College. Orignally a hospital, the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall, was transformed into a school to train sailors during World War II.

The National Maritime Museum,and the Queen’s House art gallery are also within this wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

‘brand new’

Sammy Ofer wing, at the National Maritime Museum.

The glass at the front (or is it back?) of the building overlooks Royal Greenwich Park, currently a ‘test site’ for the London 2012 Olympics.

For horses.