Greenwich is an area of London situated on the River Thames. Greenwich has been voted Europe's most successful entertainment arena, and has a significant maritime history which has led to its designation as a World Heritage Site. The area became a popular resort destination in the eighteenth century, which led to many grand buildings being erected. Up until 1889 Greenwich was part of Kent, before the County of London was created, and has been the home of many of the great kings and queens of London. The area is home to the pretty Royal Greenwich Park which spreads some 183 acres, within which stands the Royal Observatory. Greenwich Mean Time is commonly used around the world to calculate the international time zones, a practice which was started to help mariners navigate the seas.
Setting up your business here
Greenwich is a great location to set up a business, with good links into London and out into the Kent countryside. Greenwich is in London travel zone 2, and only 20 minutes from central London via the purpose built Docklands Light Railway. There are several hotels in Greenwich for business associates to stay, and Venues Greenwich is an online portal offering advice to event planners and conference organisers. Great shopping and convenient location are two of the reasons why businesses such as the Greenwich Union and Meantime Brewing Company have set up offices in the area.
A typical office in Greenwich
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Greenwich
Visitors can take a stroll down the Thames Path National Trail and board the Cutty Sark, an important historical sailing ship. The National Maritime Museum is also in Greenwich, and the starting point for a picturesque river cruise along the Thames. Emirates Air Line is the UK's only cable car which runs from Greenwich to the Royal Docks and offers panoramic views of the city. One of the main attractions in Greenwich is the impressive O2 Arena, which draws thousands through its doors and plays host to many of the tops acts from around the world. Greenwich is great for eating and drinking. The Rivington Grill is open all day and serves seasonal British cuisine, whilst the Guildford Arms is a traditional gastro pub and the Fan Museum Orangery offers a sumptuous afternoon tea. For lovers of shopping, Greenwich market is a vibrant mix of independent designer-makers selling everything from vintage collectables to the latest fashions and one off works of art.
- Tube lines:
- Mainline stations: Docklands Light Railway from Bank
- Nearest motorways: A102, A20, A2
- Nearest airports: Luton, Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick
- Other: : Greenwich tube, City Cruises and the Thames Clipper leave from Greenwich Pier. 188 bus goes direct into central London