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A Historic Destination Worth Discovery

Greenwich, England: Your history lesson awaits across the river

While London is a city filled with history lurking around every corner, Greenwich offers a more serene slice of the past. Located just a short hop across the Thames, this charming district serves up everything from royal palaces to Planetariums alongside plenty of parks and pubs perfect for soaking it all in.

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Follow in the footsteps of great mariners

No visit to Greenwich is complete without paying homage to its illustrious maritime roots. Make your first stop the Old Royal Naval College, home of the iconic Old Royal Observatory. Gaze up at the red time ball that once told seafarers the precise time and learn all aboutLongitude and how it revolutionized navigation at the interactive museum. Be sure to wander through the iconic Queen's House designed by Inigo Jones too.

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Discover hidden gems off the beaten path

While the big sights draw the crowds, Greenwich truly comes alive when you wander its quaint backstreets. Admire the gorgeous Georgian architecture lining Nelson Road or pop into the Fan Museum housed in a 17th century townhouse. Break for lunch at one of the many indie cafes like Food for Friends then browse the independent boutiques on King William Walk. Nature lovers won't want to miss the secluded patches of greenery like Greenwich Park overlooking London.

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Take advantage of perks for tourists

Greenwich is made for leisurely visits. Start your day right with breakfast served till noon at any number of cafes dotting the high street. Consider booking accommodations via BitBook for perks like cashback on hotels. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes to properly explore at your own pace. Guided tours are available if you want expert historical context too. And don't forget to stick around after dark when illuminations light up the old buildings.

The secret is out but Greenwich retains its charm

While it can get busy, Greenwich has maintained a laidback atmosphere compared to bustling central London. Wander down quiet paths and you may feel like you have the whole place to yourself. But its status as a top tourist destination is well deserved with over a million visitors annually enjoying this slice of history. Whether you spend a full day soaking it all up or just a few hours taking it all in, Greenwich offers the perfect escape across the river. Just be sure to save time to truly unwind over tea or a pint at a cozy local—the perfect final stop on your journey back in time.

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