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Suggestions in Greenwich

Staying in Greenwich for 7 days. We'll do the obvious London Sightseeing but wondered if anyone
had any suggestions for restaurants/day trips or other things to do in and around Greenwich.

Thanks

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Rick Steves covers it well in his London guide. We enjoyed his self-guided tour for a day. Also the boat trip on the Thames is very nice between London and Greenwich, especially on a sunny day.

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My husband and I have taken the boat over to Greenwich three times. We find it is just worth it to take the boat ride. There really isn't anything exciting about visiting Greenwich. We just walk around and eat and get back on the boat. You can tour the sailing boat on display, but that is about it.

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My husband and I enjoyed the food stalls at the Greenwich Market. We attended on a Sunday, although I think it is open seven days a week. I had an egg custard that was a firm rectangle shape and could be held like a large pastry. I don’t remember the name or its country of origin but it was richly delicious and memorable.

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Time Out will help you find places to eat and things to do. Weekly in the paper, best online.

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Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory and meridian, National Maritime Museum, the Naval College. If you bet a couple of buses you can also visit Eltham Palace.

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I agree with Pete's suggestions. Also, the Painted Hall in the Naval College is quite beautiful and was free to enter at the time. The building across was hosting a concert one afternoon we were there and was free to attend. I believe The Queen's House is free and worth a walk through if you have time. Our daughter worked in The Fan Museum a few years ago so we saw some beautiful fans! They do serve afternoon tea. We have eaten at the King's Arms pub twice. Years ago, when we first took the kids, they enjoyed touring the Cutty Sark. I always enjoy a visit to Greenwich. I hope you have a great time!

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The Painted Hall is under renovation at the moment. There is a paid tour to see some open sections though. The Queen’s House is free and worth a look.

And the National Maritime Museum is fantastic, especially if you’re interested in British naval history. The display of Turner’s Trafalgar painting in its own space is worth the stop if you’re nearby. If you’re feeling peckish the cafe there is also a decent spot for a break to look over Greenwich Park and the Observatory.

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Check out the Queen's House. This spot has special significance to me because my Grandfather attended the Royal Hospital School there as a boy before joining the navy. I loved "walking where he walked". And learning all the various uses for this building over time.