Greenwich

Greenwich's antiques markets and Victorian mansions exude timeless sophistication in south London.

Taking international trendsetting to new extremes, the world sets its watch to Greenwich Mean Time. Greenwich not only establishes the benchmark for global time keeping, it’s also home to architectural splendor, forested parks, rich maritime history, and popular antiques markets. Victorian and Georgian buildings lend the neighborhood a rustic opulence, while the ships docked along its southeast London banks serve as an ever-present reminder of Greenwich’s nautical inclinations.

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On the Map

Greenwich is within RB of Greenwich and bordered by Deptford, Poplar, Blackheath, Isle of Dogs, Lewisham, LB of Tower Hamlets, and LB of Lewisham

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The London Eye: 35 minutes by tube and train
The Tower of London: 30 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 100 minutes by bus and tube
Gatwick Airport: 95 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 45 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 45 minutes by tube and train

Village Charm In Greenwich Town Centre

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Greenwich's narrow streets are lined with boutiques and local restaurants.

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There's an abundance of traditional British food on offer, from pie and mash to fish and chips.

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Greenwich Market displays original artwork, fashion, handmade jewelry, and fresh produce.

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Find traditional British pubs along Greenwich's high street.

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Young professionals, city commuters, and longtime residents all call Greenwich home.

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Despite their diverse backgrounds and vocations, the neighborhood's residents preserve a rich community spirit.

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Grand Victorian buildings make ideal spaces for sprawling apartments with high ceilings.

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Greenwich / Blackheath is an elegant historical neighbourhood, leafy and green with lots of old beautiful houses and plenty of open space. People live here for generations. There are many local attractions and vibrant bars and restaurants."

Famous Sailors at the Riverside

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Greenwich's heritage centers on The Royal Naval College. Originally a hospital, it was transformed into a school to train sailors during World War II.

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Cutty Sark is an original clipper ship that was used in the tea and wool trade between the UK, Australia, and China. It held the record as the fastest ship from Australia to Britain for 10 years.

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Greenwich is a tourist hotspot which, among it’s attractions boasts the beautiful Royal Greenwich Park, The Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, The Painted Halls, The Royal Observatory and Greenwich market."

Greenwich Park

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Greenwich Park sprawls across 85 hectares of lush green land.

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It's a popular spot with joggers, cyclists, and dog-walkers.

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Trek up to the top of Greenwich Park and you'll find the Royal Observatory.

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A stone demarcator runs through its grounds and signifies the official line of Greenwich Mean Time.

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Responsible for more than Greenwich Mean Time, the Royal Observatory also decides the official British measurements of feet and yards.

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Lookout points offer sweeping views of the city below.

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They're exceptionally lovely when shared with a friend.

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Royal Greenwich Park - Greenwich is home to the beautiful Greenwich Park, a 183 acre Royal park and London's oldest enclosed royal park. With breathtaking views of the London skyline, flower gardens, duck pond and even home to a small herd of deer, Greenwich park is the ideal place for a romantic stroll or a picnic."

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.

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