Day out

Day Out: Greenwich

Today I went for a wander around Greenwich. I love Greenwich, it is just like a small town within the hustle and bustle of London. From growing up in a small town I always feel content and at peace walking around a small town. Of course, I took my camera with me so keep scrolling to see what I discovered.

Greenwich is full of history, both royal and also an, of course, the famous observatory. King Henry the 8th was born in Greenwich Palace.

The Town Centre

The centre is filled with independent stores, the stand out to me was Joli’s Vintage Living. It smelled similar to an old-fashioned bookshop and was filled with wonderful clothes.

Adorable little pub- The Spanish Galleon
Tailor and Forge- a beautiful shop just outside the market.
Never have I related to a sign more!
The must autumnal shop display I have seen this year!
Who knew a Bill’s sign could be so beautiful!? (side note Bills do really nice breakfasts!)
One of the side streets filled with independent stores.

Greenwich Market

Greenwich is famous for its market which opened in 1737. It is full of handmade bits and bobs and delicious food.

Old Royal Navy College

The Entrance
Close up of one of the globes!

Perfect symmetry buildings with Canary Wharf in the distance
Designed by Christopher Wren

George ll statue

A contrast of the O2 with the Old Royal Navy College

Statue of Sir Walter Raleigh
According to the plaque this cannon has been here since 1807

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was placed in Greenwich in 1954 and has been there ever since.

The Greenwich Church

Maritime Museum

A free museum filled with a history of Greenwich, ocean discoveries, polar discoveries and observatory. I saw a pocket watch which was owned by Robert Douglas Norman who died on the Titanic 1912. The watch stopped at 3:10am  which would have been the time he fell in the water. There is something so sad yet poetic like that.

Remembrance Memorial

The statue was surrounded by speakers which were placed underground. I was confused at first as it to where to talk was coming from!

Queens House

The Queens House was commissioned by Anne of Denmark the wife of King James the 2nd in 1616 and completed by 1636.  Apart from its obvious huge size, it looks very unassuming. Inside is stunning though. The centre hall would be perfect for a wedding with gold leaf in the paintwork. It would be the perfect house to play hide and seek in too! This was free to visit.

Hopefully, I have inspired you to visit one of my favourite parts of London. If you do visit please share your photos with me!


Emma x