Located in the South-East, Greenwich is one of the four Royal Boroughs in London. In addition to its modern features, the Borough has rich links to the past with bits of history located throughout the area. With all of the fascinating possibilities available, there is something for everyone.
Greenwich has humble beginnings starting off as a small fishing village named Grenewic by Viking settlers in the 11th century. It remained this way until the 15th century when King Henry V’s half-brother built a palace there. Mary I and Elizabeth I were born here. Sadly during the Civil War the property fell into a state of decay and was pulled down in the 17th century. Despite this, connections to royalty continued with the establishment of the Royal Dockyards and the Naval Hospital. The area itself was granted Royal Borough status in 2010.
In today’s world Greenwich may have evolved but it certainly hasn’t forgotten its heritage. If you do decide to visit the National Maritime Museum is a must see and offers a great look into the rich naval history. The Brasserie restaurant is also a fantastic place for lunch. It offers British cuisine with influences taken from the area’s heritage. There are plenty of other fantastic places to eat if you want to sample cuisine from further afield though.
Much like the restaurants, shopping options are also plentiful and diverse in the area. Greenwich Market constantly has a busy atmosphere as it is a favourite among the populous. With stalls and independent shops supplying vintage clothes, antiques and a huge range of foods, the potential of finding something fantastic to purchase is undeniable. Open on weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays, the Clocktower Market is the perfect place for avid jewellery, bric-a-brac and gift shop fans.
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