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Greenwich
Visit the Royal Observatory, commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II. It is the site of the Greenwich Meridian – 0 degrees Longitude and also features a planetarium and museum of astronomical and navigation tools. More info

The Greenwich Maritime Museum is a hands-on experience with a range of exhibits and lovely position between Greenwich Park and the river. More info

The Greenwich World Heritage also enjoys the oldest enclosed Royal Park in England featuring sweeping views of the river, a deer enclosure, children’s playground and café and site of the Equestrian events in 2012 Olympics. The centre of Greenwich features cobbled streets, a covered marketplace and many unusual shops and restaurants. More info

The O2 dome
Enterntainment venue with concert arena, restaurants, bars and cinema. There are often additional attractions e.g. ice rink, ski slope, funfair and In 2012 the O2 will be one of the Olympic venues. More info

Eltham Palace
An unusual combination of a mediaeval palace and art deco showpiece built by the Courtaulds. This was Henry VIII’s boyhood home and also boasts 19 acres of landscaped gardens and regular antique fairs. More info

Hall Place
A fine Grade I listed country house built in 1537 for the Lord Mayor of London. The house includes a panelled Tudor Great Hall, overlooked by a minstrel’s gallery, and various period rooms. There are extensive grounds, a plant nursery and frequent events. More info

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