You guys. I moved to Greenwich almost six months ago and I still fall in love with this part of the city every damn day. It’s the perfect spot for me. Close enough to the bustling centre of London but far enough away to breathe. I’ve put together a faultless day in Greenwich just in case you were thinking of taking a day trip.
Start with breakfast at the Green Café. Waffles, avocado, full English, Greek breakfast. They serve it all. Whether you want it healthy/vegan/gluten free they offer everything under the sun and more. Every time I walk past, it is packed with bunches of people queuing outside. Rain or shine. The menu appears to change regularly and the specials look incredible. Sweetcorn fritters with bacon, avocado and halloumi anyone?
Stroll through the Royal Naval College and up to Greenwich Park. Take a minute to take in the pups yapping and avoid the groups of runners. (Which there are many.) Take a deep breath and walk to the observatory (up the B I G H I L L.) Do not peek on your way up – wait till you reach the top to savour the incredible view. It never gets old.
Once you’ve wandered around the park and seen the deer. YES DEER, stroll back into the centre of Greenwich. Pop into Joy which is well, a Joy. Buy something Kitsch and lovely. Visit the National Maritime Museum. It’s free to wander around but if you’re splashing the cash go see the Emily Hamilton exhibition.
Tummy rumbles? Visit Greenwich Market. Start with the stalls selling hand-creams, candles speakers and wooden boxes. Then wander around A L L the food stalls. From steaming foot-long hot dogs to posh cheesy chips. Cuban sandwiches dripping with cheese or pungent Portuguese stews. You’ll find something to devour. If you have a sweet tooth the vegan cupcakes are incredible. Oh and there are churros.
Belly full and need to walk it off. Walk the Greenwich foot tunnel used by around 1.2 million people each year. The tunnel provides pedestrian links across the river to Island Gardens. Quick note you can’t take photographs in the tunnel! When you walk back down the tunnel to Cutty Sark take in the gorgeous views. Take a few photographs too.
Visit Greenwich Theatre! They have a brilliant range of events throughout the year and tickets are very reasonable. They also regularly update their SM (especially twitter) so worth giving them a follow if you fancy catching an evening performance.
6.00pm (Give or take.)
Might as well finish with dinner? Yes there’s been a lot of food but there’s room for a smidge more. I’m suggesting Sticks and Sushi in Greenwich. The menu is mouth-watering, it’s delightfully presented and you can eat as much (or as little as you need.) Plus, it’s not crazy priced.
It’s almost time to go home but – not before some drinks. I’m suggesting Richard the First pub. It’s beautifully decorated with vintage photographs, brightly coloured furniture and it has an outdoor patio! It’s also situated close to Greenwich station so you can wobble back to the train/tube V easily. The bar offers real ales and the menu is gorgeous. Steaks, burgers, whale and chips. That kinda thing.
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So there’s my faultless day in Greenwich although there’s a lot more you could squish in. Have you visited Greenwich? What have I missed out?