walks - Greenwich
The Cutty Sark - Greenwich Market - The Queen's House - Royal Naval College - Nautical Museum - The Royal Observatory - Greenwich Park - Blackheath
walk, more a meandering stroll, starts on the riverfront at the Cutty
conspicuous dome shaped building is the entrance to the foot tunnel
the Thames .
The even more conspicuous dome downriver is the Millenium Dome. Lets
off by walking east along the riverfront (river
on our left) past the magnificent baroque buildings of The
Seamans Hospital and the Royal
Naval College, now Greenwich University.
Crane Street/Park Row
Trafalgar Tavern (1837)
and The Yacht pubs are
ready for refreshments if your flagging already!
Nelson Road/Greenwich Market
the Nauticalia shop on the corner, the "first shop in the world" at 000
00.4' W !
King William's walk/Neva Street/Croom's Hill
Greenwich Theatre and The Doll Museum and pleasant period houses until
the church is reached , then enter Greenwich
Park at Croom's Hill Gate and follow the path ahead until it meets
the road. Turn left along Blackheath Avenue to the Royal
A note on security. The Borough of Greenwich is a mixed area and although I have not heard of any incidents concerning tourists may I suggest you stay in the "nice" areas. This is of course most of Greenwich and Blackheath, these are after all probably the most desirable areas in south London. Just for my peace of mind play safe and don't go wandering into public housing estates waving expensive video cameras about. The area i'm thinking of is upstream on the river front beyond the Cutty Sark and Gypsy Moth (below the words "Cutty Sark" on the map). It's a tiny risk but its best to err on the side of caution.
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