Oh, Greenwich. You absolute babe.
The perfect mix of old & new, of urban architecture & nature, of business & history all in one place.
And therefore one of London’s top destinations for your weekend wanderings.
Our feet (and hungry stomachs) first led us to Greenwich Market.
London’s only historic market set within a World Heritage site and home to great independant stores, Greenwich Market is quite the shopping destination.
And then, there are all the street food stalls, each more tempting than the next!
From Caribbean jerk chicken to Italian arancini, Brazilian churros, German hotdogs and everything inbetween, Greenwich Market is just the place to go around the world through your tastebuds.
But no matter what you do, promise me you’ll make a beeline for Panzerotto Blues’ deep-fried calzones?
Made to order and stuffed full of fresh ingredients (and loooooads of cheese), those are just too good to miss!
With full stomachs and a big grin on our faces, we headed East eager to explore some more.
Going through stunning gates of the Old Royal Naval College, before walking up and down the cobbled streets, oh-ing an ah-ing for each new building.
Picking favourites is a tough job, but the Painted Hall is truly magnificient.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, it is often described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’ and it’s really quite worthy of the nickname.
Painted in the early 1700s, the walls and ceiling deliver powerful messages on a range of subjects, including the monarchy, religion, maritime power, navigation and trade.
And the vestibule dome? Well, it’s simply stunning.
With stars in our eyes, we continued our journey.
Destination? Uphill, to the world-famous Royal Observatory.
The perfect place to feel at the centre of the world as you stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetarium.
What do say? Weekend plans sorted?