1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Old Royal Naval College

London: Royal Greenwich Private Full-Day Tour

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Explore the UK’s maritime history on a day trip to leafy Greenwich in southeast London. Learn how it gave birth to “Time” and English royals, such as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, see the Cutty Sark tea clipper, wander around the market, and more.
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Duration 1 day
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the maritime history of the United Kingdom in Royal Greenwich
  • Stand on the Prime Meridian time line, and put one foot in each hemisphere
  • Walk beneath the hull of the Cutty Sark, and climb aboard to admire the restoration
  • Sample the delicious street food in Greenwich Market
  • Get panoramic views of London and the Docklands from the hill in Greenwich Park
  • Visit the sumptuous buildings of the Royal Naval College, including the Painted Hall
  • Learn about the English royals that lived and died in Greenwich, including Henry VIII
Full description
Discover one of London’s most beautiful neighborhoods on a private tour of Greenwich. Home to the Cutty Sark, Prime Meridian time line, and antiques and craft market, it’s the perfect day out in an area of London that is often overlooked by tourists.

Your guide will collect you from your hotel and accompany you on the short journey by tube and DLR (Docklands Light Railway). Upon arrival in central Greenwich, you are faced with a host of options.

Though village-like in atmosphere, Greenwich boasts a wealth of historic attractions. Go to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park, and stand on the Prime Meridian line. Put one foot in the eastern hemisphere, and one foot in the west. Follow in the footsteps of Sir Isaac Newton, who once worked in the Observatory, or just admire the views from the top of the hill.

Go to the Royal Naval College, built as a hospital for disabled sailors, and later used as a Royal Navy training college from 1873-1998. The sumptuous buildings by Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir John Vanbrugh have featured in countless movies. Hardcore naval fans can visit the Naval Museum, but everyone should see the Chapel and Painted Hall.

One of the highlights of Greenwich is the newly restored Cutty Sark, one of the last - and fastest - tea-clippers to serve the tea trade between China and England. Reopened to the public in 2012 after a devastating fire, the new museum allows you to walk beneath her hulls, and to climb aboard and put yourself in the shoes of the crew!

Then, find some delicious street food in Greenwich Market.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the Cutty Sark
  • Entrance fee to the Royal Naval Academy buildings, including the Chapel and Painted Hall
  • Entrance fee to the Naval Museum (if required)
  • Entrance fee to the Royal Observatory
What’s Not Included
  • Tube / DLR tickets
  • Any shop bought purchases
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at your central London hotel (zone 1), or a convenient London Underground station.

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• Please bring comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing in case of poor weather conditions
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Product ID: 48687