Celebrating heritage in Greenwich

Greenwich has the honour of being home to one of the most unique UNESCO World Heritage sites in the UK. It earned the recognition in 1997 due to the role the area played in advancing the scientific and artistic fields in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Maritime area in the Borough is home to a wide array of iconic buildings that preserve over 500 years of the culture and heritage of the area. The park is also protected, praised for its wonderful landscape.

This year Maritime Greenwich has been celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of events over the course of the year. This included a special lighting event in April where landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Old Royal Naval College, and the Royal Museum were illuminated.

There are numerous examples of wonderful architecture in this part of Greenwich. Queen’s House by significant English architect Inigo Jones was the first example of Palladian architecture in the UK. It influenced house designs for over two centuries.

The Royal Hospital is another outstanding piece of architecture in the area. The collection of Baroque buildings was designed by master architect Sir Christopher Wren and other notable people like Nicholas Hawksmoor.

The Royal Observatory played a vital role in the development of navigation and astronomy. It was built in 1675 with Sir Christopher Wren again involved in the design. The building is renowned as being the first purpose-built science facility to be created in the UK.

Living close to such a wonderful heritage site is a big attraction. This adds to the other fantastic amenities in the area and helps to draw even more people to it. At Finefair we have established ourselves as a leading lettings agent Greenwich landlords can work with to maximise value. We offer several services, including management, tailoring each one to suit the needs of our clients.

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