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Best Things to Do in Greenwich, London (+ one day itinerary)

How to get to Greenwich

Greenwich is well served by London Transport, and you can get there by tube, mainline train, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), bus or even by boat. Though there is an underground station, North Greenwich, many people find it easier to travel to the borough by mainline train. There are regular trains from London Bridge (which connects to the Jubilee and Northern lines), and the trip to Greenwich from there takes under 10 minutes.

Maze Hill station is actually nearer to some of the main Greenwich London attractions, so do check before you travel if you want to walk less. For each of the things to see in Greenwich, London listed in this guide, we’ve given the nearest station so you can choose where to travel to.

Alternatively, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Bank Tube station to the Cutty Sark (for Maritime Greenwich) station which is located around 3 minutes walk from the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Foot Tunnel.

Some travellers like to arrive in Greenwich in style, by taking a boat across the Thames from central London! This is all part of the London Transport network, and the frequent boat service is operated by Thames Clippers.

There are buses into Greenwich too, but whether these are convenient really does depend on where you’re staying. For most tourists, heading to Greenwich mainline station is the easiest and quickest option, unless you want to go to the O2 arena first. 

The key thing to know is that Greenwich North station is by the O2 arena, and is a couple of miles from many of the Greenwich things to see and do. That’s why it’s worth planning your Greenwich day trip carefully!

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