“Greenwich” sounds like some Punjabi Munda singing “Mere Dilvich hai Greenwich” but it definitely isn’t. Its rightly pronounced as GRIN-itch, or /ˈɡrɛnɪdʒ/ GREN-ij. This reminds me of the incident where one of my friends was correcting mon mari (my husband in french) when he pronounced it as “Grin-itch” and she said it’s not pronounced “Grin-itch” but “Gren-itch”. Well, Wikipedia approves both. So you both are correct !!.
Greenwich is located in Southeast London. It is a beautiful, historic, and buzzing area of London. It is the ‘Home of Time’, remember GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)? We were taught this in school.
Things To Do In Greenwich.
Disclaimer: Due to Covid-19, many of the attractions are closed including the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark.
Greenwich Park is one of the eight Royal Parks of London and has a picturesque view of the lawns with a scenic backdrop of the city. Don’t believe me, see it for yourself..!! Just as the phrase ‘No Pain, No Gain’, climbing to the Royal Observatory is exactly the same feeling. It’s a short trek uphill, but once you reach the top, the view is worth it.
The home of Greenwich Meantime stands atop the hill in Greenwich Park. Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The Royal Observatory is opening to all visitors from 3 August. Woohoo..!!
Must See attractions at the Royal Observatory:
The Meridian Line : A meridian is a north-south line, selected as the zero reference line for astronomical observations. Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World at Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The Great Equatorial Telescope: The 28-inch Greenwich refracting telescope is the largest of its kind in the UK and the seventh-largest in the world.
University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich’s main campus occupies most of the grand, landmark riverside vista buildings of the former Royal Naval College. A 3-min walk from Greenwich Market.
Cutty Sark is the last remaining tea clipper and, in her day, was one of the fastest ships in the world.
During the 19th century, clipper ships would compete with each other to see who could get the first crop of fresh tea from China to the UK and Cutty Sark was one of the main contenders.
The ship has been in Greenwich since 1954 and was conserved between 2007 and 2012. She has been raised three meters above the dock which means you can walk underneath her sparkling hull!
You can enjoy some street food and shopping just outside the Cutty Sark area..!! We enjoyed eating the samosa chat and some bhajiyas at Desi Indian stall.
Food & Drink
Greenwich Tavern is a pub set on the corner of King William Walk and across from one of the largest green spaces in South East London, the three-floored Greenwich Tavern is an idyllic place to relax with friends and family. The menu offers a variety of British and European dishes, all prepared fresh onsite by the dedicated team – so you can be sure that all of your food is made with the care and attention you truly deserve.
Well, there is still plenty of attractions I have missed exploring in Greenwich due to Covid-19 as they were closed for visitors’ safety. Hoping to visit this place once again to explore the unexplored.