Where to stay
There aren’t a huge number of hotels in Greenwich itself, but the examples on offer do run from cheap and cheerful Travelodges right through to the esteemed De Vere Devonport House, which is close to attractions and offers comfortable and luxurious accommodation from around £100 per night. Further out, you’ll find all of the modern hotels you’d expect to find in the bustling capital. And if you’re travelling on a budget, there are a multitude of different B&Bs in the areas surrounding Greenwich including the well-reviewed Greenland Villa, which is said to offer up a fantastic continental breakfast.
There is so much to see and do in Greenwich, traditional tourist hotspots include visiting the Cutty Sark, the Royal Maritime Museum or the Old Royal Naval College. There are also more secretive, ‘local only’ offerings, which include the small fan museum, and Oliver’s Music Venue & Wine Bar, which is well known for playing host to some fantastic live jazz. We’d also strongly recommend a visit to the Palace of Placentia; an old Tudor manor house that used to be the residence of England’s kings and queens, long before Buckingham palace was built.
If you’re in the mood to shop, Greenwich is also host to a thriving market, with a history that's rooted in the 14th Century. This attraction is host to all manner of interesting stalls, you can easily spend time shopping around and taking in all of the interesting boutique shops. And if all of that isn’t enough, you’ll also find a London-renowned cheese shop, The Cheeseboard, nestled away in the very heart of Greenwich. A popular calling point for culinary-minded locals, this delicatessen stocks hundreds of cheeses from all over the world and is the ideal place to shop if you’re looking for unusual foodie gifts.
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