Greenwich in a Day: 4 Different Itineraries

What to See and Do on a Day Trip in Greenwich

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Home to Greenwich Mean Time and the Meridian Line, Greenwich is a World Heritage Site and well worth a visit. It may seem far from the center of town but this southeast London neighborhood is fun to get to via a 30-minute ride on the DLR or on a Thames Clipper boat trip. 

There's plenty to see and do so you could easily spend a full day (or many days) exploring the area but we've put together a handy list of 1-day itineraries to help you plan a trip. Check out the following suggestions for day trips for budget travelers, families and adventure seekers. 

Where to Stay:

If you'd like to spend longer in Greenwich, we can recommend De Vere Devonport House which has a stellar location next to the National Maritime Museum and overlooks Greenwich Park and the River Thames.

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Greenwich for Budget Travelers

Discover Greenwich
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There's plenty to see and do in Greenwich if you're on a tight budget. In fact, many of its top attractions are free to visit including the Old Royal Naval College, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Queen's House, the National Maritime Museum and of course, beautiful Greenwich Park. 

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Greenwich for Families

National Maritime Museum
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Greenwich is a very family-friendly destination, from the transport options to get there to the free museums and large royal park to run around in. This Family Day Out in Greenwich itinerary will keep the whole family happy. And you'll all sleep well at the end of the day too!

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Greenwich for Adventure Seekers

Up at The O2
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Sometimes you crave a little more adventure than a historic museum or gallery can offer. Luckily Greenwich has plenty to offer active types. Check out this Adventure Day Out in Greenwich itinerary for suggestions on how to get your adrenaline fix, from climbing to the top of the 02 Arena to traveling across the river on an urban cable car.

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Greenwich for Walkers

Greenwich Park and Old Royal Naval College
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If you want to make sure you see everything in one day then this is the Greenwich day out for you. This thorough itinerary covers all of the main sights including Greenwich Park, Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, Queen's House, the National Maritime Museum at the Royal Observatory. Wear comfy shoes, pack water and snacks and head out to discover the best of Greenwich. 

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