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Discover Greenwich in London

written by Webjet Australia June 26, 2014

Greenwich in South London, hasn't become a popular travel spot for nothing. This beautiful and historic area is a holidayers' dream, with so much to do and see you'll have to remind yourself that there's more to London than just Greenwich!

What to see and do?

Whether you want to shop until you drop, or learn more about the history of the land, you won't be disappointed in Greenwich.

Some highlights of the area are undoubtedly the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen's House, Greenwich Park, Up at The O2 and Charlton House.

There are also some wonderfully unique places to discover, such as The Fan Museum. This is the only museum in the entirety of the United Kingdom devoted completely to fans. Here you'll see more than 4,000 fans gathered from around the world and dating back through the ages. Some of the oldest are from the 11th century.

The museum has an ever-expanding collection displayed in themed exhibitions and also hosts temporary exhibitions. From June 3 until August 28 this year the museum welcomes Seduced! Fans and the Art of Advertising, which highlights the role fans played in status of the 19th century middle class. Before you head out, grab a bite to eat in the delightfully elegant on-site cafe, The Orangery.

Don't forget to check out Arty Globe to satisfy the shopaholic in you and find a unique souvenir that you'll treasure forever. Check out the illustrations from artist Hartwig Braun, who captures aspects of different cites, architecture and heritage sites in his colourful drawings.

Every time you look at his works, you'll see something new – these drawings are full of precise detail and have incredible depth. Pick up a canvas print or poster, or choose from the diverse selection of stationary, homeware, clothing and accessories, all sporting Hartwig's distinctive designs.

Along with this store, there is an eclectic array of shops, where you can buy everything from arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, home decor and so much more.

Where to eat?

Greenwich is a diners delight. With cuisines from all over the world available throughout the area, the only problem you'll face is which eatery to choose. 

There are a number of places that serve up authentic British food in friendly and relaxed environments. Rivington Grill Greenwich is known for its friendly team and delicious menu. Meals here are prepared with passion and ingredients sourced in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

Don't pass up the opportunity to have a real Sunday roast for lunch. These meals are almighty, with Blythburgh pork loin, Bannockburn rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and Devon Red chicken, seasonal vegetables and, of course, roast potatoes. Make sure you get in quick – due to popularity the roast is only available until 4pm.

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