LiFE in Greenwich
Updated on: Jan. 31, 2020, 6:32 a.m.
They say nothing lasts forever, but with buildings dating back over 500 years, Greenwich is clearly standing the test of time (which is not bad considering the weather). With history, culture and innovation at the forefront, there is even more to discover—and fortunately you won’t need The Royal Observatory telescope to locate these places!
Greenwich Park, the heart of this location, is home to much more than time itself. There is enough greenery to cater for the grazing deer, the wood mice and the foxes, which you can visit in The Wilderness. Also residing there are 400-year-old trees whose colour and fragrance add character to the park and you may even see a bat or two flying around (they’re friendly, we promise).
If nature isn’t your thing, the sea and the sky are the limit. The National Maritime Museum contains various marine exhibitions and galleries, allowing you to get a feel for Admiral Nelson’s maritime life. For the star-gazers among you, The Royal Observatory houses the Astronomy Centre and Planetarium where you can visit far-away galaxies, experience classic Sci-Fi films and-as you’d expect-even learn about astronomy. Talk about travelling across space and time in Greenwich (Doctor Who himself needed a TARDIS for that).