Five Must-Do Activities in Greenwich

London is a city which is packed full of things to do. Visitors to the city are often keen to travel from one end of the city limits to the other in search of things with which to fill their time but the truth is that travelling such distances really isn't necessary.

There's a lot of fun to be had in every single part of the capital city.

Greenwich is one of the most interesting parts of London and certainly has no shortage of things to do. Here, we take a look at five things you must do while in the area.

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1. The park

Greenwich Royal Park is worth a visit wherever you are in London but for those looking for something to do in the Greenwich area it should be right at the top of your list.

Not only is it a beautiful environment in itself, it also offers some spectacular views over the city. For this reason, it's worth saving a trip to the park for a clear day. A beautiful summer's day can be spent with a picnic on the grass with absolutely no regrets.

2. The market

Historically, Greenwich is no stranger to markets. Today, it is still possible to visit the market site which has been operating since the early part of the 19th century.

There are a number of well known markets around London but Greenwich really is among the best.

3. Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a clipper ship which does a great job of illustrating some of the country's history. Visitors to Greenwich are unlikely to miss the ship which is now on display in the area.

A new glass surround might not please the eye but it does make it possible to stand underneath the ship, making for a quite an experience. Choosing hotels in Greenwich London close to this site is highly recommended.

4. National Maritime Museum

If there's one thing Greenwich is famous for it's the time zone. But if there are two, then the second would undoubtedly be its maritime history.

As well as the famous Cutty Sark, visitors interested in the history can visit the sizeable National Maritime Museum.

5. Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is a cable car which takes people across the Thames. In addition, you can learn a thing or two about aviation from the station which includes the chance to use a flight simulator.