Insight Study is in the heart of Greenwich so trust us when we tell you what places and things are best to visit in the area!
Starting off, make sure you go to the Greenwich town centre, this is where all the magic happens! From the Greenwich Market and small local businesses to the the National Maritime Museum.
There are also many things inbetween to visit, such as:
- The Queen’s house: which is now home to a collection of great artworks, including paintings by William Hodges, George Stubbs, Hans Holbein, William Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough. There’s also a large collection of work by Dutch maritime artists the Van de Veldes.
- Cutty Sark (ship): this is one of the last intact clipper ships in the world. The ship was raised up when the museum was built so visitors can walk under the hull and see the underside that made it so fast.
- The Royal Observatory: here you can stand astride the Prime Meridian, as it is known, meaning you have one foot in the eastern hemisphere and the other in the western one.
- Greenwich Park: known for being one of the Royal Parks of London, which is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London.
- The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College: the Painted Hall is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.
- St Alfege Church: All are welcome to attend the Angelican Parish church
acts of worship and have uplifting services to suit everyone.
- Greenwich University: Greenwich Campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is located in the heart of Greenwich.
If you are worried about entry fees, directions or opening hours, you are more than welcome to visit the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, where they can give you all the information you need!
Things to do locally
Here in and around Greenwich, there are so many things you can do. If you are looking to spend little to no money or live it large, Greenwich has it all!
If you want to shop until you drop, there is a NEW outlet mall in the O2 called ICON Outlet. Here you can shop for anything, from clothes to confectionery for upto 60% off.
If you want to have a little fun and have a view, why not go to the Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range where you can enjoy a minigolf session or enjoy the Crazy Putt Adventure Golf for as little as £10 per hour for up to 3 people?
Whether you want a live performance or on-screen, there is the Greenwich Picturehouse and the Greenwich Theatre. So you have the best of both worlds!
If you’re feeling for a comedy show, why not go to Up the Creek Comedy Club? Here there are different acts going on every night and different comedians at every event!
Fancy a nice restaurant or dessert lounge? Greenwich town centre and the O2 have dozens of places you can choose from. Let’s not forget the pubs all around Greenwich! From modern gastro pub to traditional style pub, you can always enjoy a pint of your favourite tipple.
If you’re feeling for a cup of coffee, you can always enjoy the Cafés and the coffeehouse chains.
Have you ever been on cable cars or a river boat? Well, by the O2 there’s the Emirates Air Line (cable car) where you can enjoy a ride to Excel, or do a round-trip back to the O2. Also, there’s the Thames Clipper where you can travel from Greenwich to Central London via the river boat!
Lastly, have you ever been to a local farm? If not, there is the Mudchute Farm which is FREE to go and visit. From Greenwich Docklands Light Railway (DLR) it is only 3 stops away from the Mudchute Farm (Crossharbour) and only a 8 minute walk from the DLR station.
There are so much more things to do in Greenwich but you should find out yourself what hidden gems there are around the town!
Canary Wharf is known as a busy financial area filled with skyscrapers.
The Museum of London Docklands is also located in Canary Wharf (nearest station is West India Quay).
In addition to the skscrapers, Canary Wharf has a wonderful shopping centre situated near One Canada Square and there is the lovely Everyman Cinema which is on the -2 floor in the Canary Wharf Group Centre.
This winter, why not enjoy the following events in Canary Wharf:
- Free minigolf sessions on Montgomery Square from Monday – Friday 12pm to 7pm and Weekends from 12pm to 6pm
- Ice Rink Canary Wharf from 2nd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
- Music in the Mall
- Children’s Treasure Trail
- The Winter Lights from 15th-26th January 2019 (5-10pm)
- Ice Rink Canary Wharf Curling Challenge from 28th January – 1st February 2019
Make sure you enjoy all the festive events in Winter at Canary Wharf!
One of the local areas to Greenwich is Blackheath Village. The village is one of the few existing villages left in London.
Blackheath’s heritage largely involves its large green fields, most notably the Heath. The area’s name came from the colour of the land on the Heath, which appeared darker in colour compared to its greener counterparts nearer the Thames.
Blackheath is home to London’s oldest surviving purpose-built cultural venue, Blackheath Halls, which holds a 600-seat concert hall, showcasing new musical talent, jazz shows, orchestral performances and even opera for a truly unique musical experience.
The On Blackheath festival is the yearly celebration of music, food, arts and entertainment; uniting thousands of people from within the local community and beyond for a memorable weekend.
Make sure you visit the historical village and enjoy the shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as attending major events such as the London Marathon and November fireworks.