Greenwich, London is an area of London just south-east of the City of London. It’s first mentioned in a Saxon charter in 918 as “Grenowic” or “green settlement.” As London grew and prospered, Greenwich eventually became an area dedicated to maritime pursuits, eventually becoming the home of the Royal Navy College and the Royal Observatory. This history is on display at the National Maritime Museum, but that is not the only interesting aspect of the area. Join us as we examine ten interesting facts about Greenwich, the Royal Borough, and the UNESCO World Heritage site that are worth a visit.
Speaking of which, Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been designated as such in 1997.