24 January 2020 | Uncategorised | Back to Blog

10 Great Ways To Spend A Weekend In Greenwich

If you ever needed a reason to visit Greenwich then you’ve come to the right place. 5 miles from central London lies this explorers goldmine of history, foodie delights, breathtaking views and thrills you never knew existed. So sit back, relax and let us take you through a grand tour of this vibrant London hub.

1. Take in Britains ‘Sistine Chapel’ at the Old Royal Naval College

Thinking about flying to Rome to experience the Baroque artistry of the 18th Century? Well, hold your horses as there’s a new (or should we say, old) painted ceiling in town. A Baroque masterpiece known as Britain’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ currently rests right in the heart of Greenwich Village at the Old Royal Naval College. The Painted Hall, a 19-year project by British artist Sir James Thornhill, reached completion in 1726 and was reopened to the public last March. Tickets are valid for 12 months, so make your purchase here and gaze to your heart’s content.

2. Watch the sunset from a different perspective in Greenwich Park

Time it just right on a clear day, and you too can experience what is in our opinion, one of the best spots to watch the sunset in London. Save this one for the warmer months, or grab your scarf and gloves and take the stroll up the hill in Greenwich Park to the viewing platform. Imagine the twinkling lights of the city, the distant noise of the traffic below and the slow dimming of day to night. Now go and experience it for real – you won’t be disappointed.

3. Explore Meantime Brewing Company

 

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Fancy a pint? Why not combine this with a tour of Meantime Brewery tucked away off Blackwall Lane. This true gem is one of the best London brewery tours you can experience, and you’ll be guided around by knowledgeable and passionate brewers. You’ll obviously be getting some killer tasters along the way and the chance to learn about the history of beer in London. A Sunday afternoon well spent!

4. Take yourself to Greenwich Picturehouse

 

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Honestly, what’s a better form of escapism that switching off your phone and giving your full attention to an awesome film for 2 hours? Small, quaint and intimate, Greenwich Picturehouse is famous for its family feel approach and independent vibe whilst showing recent releases and movie classics alike. For a glam cinema outing, stop by at the bar next door for a tipple or two before the movie.

5. Champagne + Fromage

 

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If you like cheese and wine (and who doesn’t) then have we got good news for you. Greenwich is home to the reputable establishment Champagne + Fromage. Be seated and expect the cheeseboard of dreams and plenty of the good stuff. Work your way through the raclette montagnarde, cured meats and cheeses, and duck confit – all washed down with a glass of bubbles. Bon appétit…

6. Explore Britains seafaring history at the National Maritime Museum

You’re probably aware that the National Maritime Museum is about all things maritime, but did you know that they also play host to some great exhibitions? Right now you can see the universe in a new light with their Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, showcasing the world’s greatest space photography from around the world. Prepare to have your socks blown off with this one.

7. Explore the pubs along the Thames Path

To sample the delights of Greenwich’s pub scene why not take yourself on a charming stroll along the Thames. Begin your journey at The Pelton Arms, then follow the road down to the river and take the Thames Path eastwards. Along the way, you’ll bump into an assortment of beautiful historic pubs and behold some pretty unbeatable views.

8. Have afternoon tea below the Cutty Sark

 

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Explore the famous British clipper ship, the Cutty Sark and learn about its role in the 19th Century tea and wool trades. Hear about what life was like onboard the world’s sole surviving ship of its kind, then pop below deck where you can enjoy a spot of afternoon tea underneath the original hull and marvel at the feat of engineering this ship was in her day. Oh and by the way…there’s prosecco too.

9. Foodie delights at Greenwich market

 

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When is it ever a bad idea to head to a market for a plate of freshly prepared, oh so delicious street food? Greenwich Market is no exception here. With heaps of food stalls to choose from showcasing cuisines from around the world, grab your preferred bounty and tuck in. If you’re craving a sweet treat afterwards then pick your preferred cake at Bad Brownies and indulge with a coffee. Be prepared to join a queue, but keep in mind that good things are worth waiting for.

10. Up The Creek Comedy Club

 

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With regular shows 4 days out of 7, Up The Creek Comedy Club deserves a spot on your go-to list. Check out their extensive burger menu – including a mouth-watering vegan option – and their very own on-site micro-brewery, as you kick back and relax to some solid comedy acts up close and personal. While the laughing might end at 11 pm, the fun doesn’t stop there. Stick around and party till the early hours with your free entry ticket.

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