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  Greenwich, London, England
Greenwich is a town, now part of the southeastern suburbs of London in the postcode district SE10, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Greenwich Mean Time was at one time based on the time observations made at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, before being superseded by Coordinated Universal Time.
The observatory is situated in Greenwich Park[?], which used to be the grounds of Placentia[?], the Royal Palace in Greenwich.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gr/Greenwich.html   (297 words)

  
 London Borough of Greenwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The London Borough of Greenwich is a London borough in southeast London, England.
It was formed in 1965 by merging the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and most of Woolwich (with the exception of North Woolwich, north of the river, which became part of the London Borough of Newham).
The London Borough of Greenwich is twinned with:
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 Pictures of Greenwich - London
Greenwich is known for the Greenwich Mean Time, the standard to which all the clock-times are compared.
Greenwich also houses a Maritime Museum, the Royal Naval College, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark.
Another famous boat in Greenwich is the Gipsy Moth, a catamaran in which Sir Frances Chicester on his own rounded the world in 1966-1967.
www.bamjam.net /Uk/Greenwich.html   (296 words)

  
 East London and Greenwich - February 2005
In the foreground is Greenwich park, the queen's house (in the center, and it isn't anymore) and the Royal Naval College on the river.
Greenwich is also home to the Royal Observatory, one of the true shrines of astronomical history in the world.
Greenwich market is a fun assortment of food stands and crafts and it's indoors just in case it's ridiculously cold and windy when you visit.
www.mrfs.net /trips/2005/London/Greenwich/Greenwich.html   (908 words)

  
 London and Greenwich Railway
The part of the viaduct from Greenwich to the North Kent East junction is the original one.
London Bridge was opened on 14 December 1836, with the full length of the line From London Bridge to Greenwich finally opening on 12 April 1840.
Greenwich Park station was between Stockwell Street and Burney Street, the line crossed Royal Hill to the next Station at Blackheath Hill, near the junction of Blackheath Hill and Lewisham Road.
www.yellins.com /transporthistory/rail/l-and-g.html   (913 words)

  
 Greenwich Guide - Greenwich
The University's new Library is housed in the former Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital.
The London Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 from the former metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and Woolwich.
Greenwich was chosen as the site for the U.K.'s Millennium Exhibition, comprising mainly of the Millennium Dome, which closed on 31 December 2000.
www.greenwich-guide.org.uk /greenwich.htm   (458 words)

  
 London Attractions & Tourism: Greenwich
Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames, approximately five miles to the east of central London.
Rich in maritime history and with an outstanding architectural heritage, Greenwich's more traditional attractions include many buildings designed by well-known English architects, including the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory situated in Greenwich Park, built by Sir Christopher Wren for King Charles II.
London’s oldest Royal Park, was once the hunting ground for King Henry VIII.
www.travellondon.com /templates/attractions/greenwich/tour_index.html   (481 words)

  
 Greenwich Church - Churches in Greenwich London
You can now list all the Christian Churches within the Greenwich Borough boundary and view their the demographic distribution using Google Maps.
Also, South Street Baptist Church (Greenwich) will start on the same date but at 7:45pm and run on the subsequent Wednesdays, at same time, for ten weeks at.
Greenwich Church in conjunction with 'Bridging the Gap' have created a search page that will give you the addresses - all you need to know is the ex-offenders postcode.
www.greenwich-church.net   (1058 words)

  
 Greenwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greenwich (pronounced 'grenn-itch' [ˈgrɛnɪtʃ] or by some 'grinn-itch' [ˈgrɪnɪtʃ]) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Greenwich is located at a latitude and longitude of 51° 28' 38" N and 0º 0' 0" E/W (by definition).
While Greenwich no longer hosts a working astronomical observatory, a ball still drops daily to mark the exact moment of 1 pm (13:00), and there is a good museum of astronomical and navigational tools, particularly John Harrison's chronometers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenwich,_London   (1431 words)

  
 Greenwich Park, London
Greenwich Park was laid out as a royal park for Charles II to the design of Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's landscape gardener.
It is now one of London's most pleasant parks and leisure areas, with beautiful gardens and walking paths.
Contained within the park are the "Wilderness" with free roaming deer, as well as a number of historically significant sights and a restaurant.
www.planetware.com /london/greenwich-park-eng-l-gp.htm   (149 words)

  
 Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is just 20 minutes from Central London
Greenwich is just 20 minutes from Central London and as it is in Zone 2 of London’s travel network, you can use a Travelcard to get here.
Greenwich town centre is also served by the 177(Thamesmead to Peckham), 180 (Belvedere to Lewisham), 199 (Canada Water to Catford), 286 (Greenwich to Sidcup via Eltham) and 386 (Greenwich to Woolwich).
Greenwich borders on to the busy south-east London commercial districts and it is strongly recommended that public transport is used whenever possible.
www.greenwichwhs.org.uk /getting_here   (1063 words)

  
 Historic London: Greenwich Palace Part 1
Greenwich is traditionally said to have been called, by the Romans, Grenovicum, though there is no historical evidence of this.
Henry V (in whose time Greenwich was still a small fishing town) granted the Manor, for life, to his kinsman, Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter.
Henry VI and, for his many virtues, was styled the "Father of his Country." He lent Greenwich to the King for his honeymoon, despite his strong opposition to the marriage.
www.britannia.com /history/londonhistory/grw-pal1.html   (832 words)

  
 Greenwich England: Home page of World Heritage Site - Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Queens House, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Greenwich lies on the River Thames, a few minutes by rail or tube, or a short river cruise from central London.
The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).
Greenwich has a long heritage; it was the birth place of King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) and Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen).
wwp.greenwichengland.co.uk   (368 words)

  
 Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Greenwich University is home to a cosmopolitan group of students numbering about 16,000 who flock to this particular institution because of the flexibility and variety of course offerings.
The main Maritime Greenwich campus is magnificently situated right on the River Thames in and around one of the most spectacular buildings in London, the former Royal Naval College.
With the bustling and charming village of Greenwich nearby as well as several royal parks, the Greenwich setting provides you with an environment that is friendly, charming and village-like while only a thirty-minute tube ride from the crowds and glitter of London’s West End.
www.arcadia.edu /cea/index.aspx?pid=1859   (397 words)

  
 Greenwich, London
Greenwich, one of London's most attractive suburbs, lies 10km/6mi downstream from London Bridge on the south bank of the Thames.
It is famous for its Observatory (through which runs the Greenwich Meridian), its large Park, the National Maritime Museum and the old Greenwich Hospital which now houses the Royal Naval College.
Under the title Historic Maritime Greenwich are included the historical places and museums in Greenwich; the Queen's House, the East and West Wings which were added to it in the 19th century housing the National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park and the museum ships "Cutty Sark" and "Gipsy Moth IV".
www.planetware.com /london/greenwich-eng-l-gr.htm   (175 words)

  
 London/Greenwich - Wikitravel
Greenwich is situated in South London and is the site of Maritime Greenwich on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Greenwich is located some 6 miles east of central London, on the south bank of the River Thames.
The Greenwich Union on Royal Hill is owned by the Meantime Brewery, based in nearby Charlton, which stocks its own range of lagers.
wikitravel.org /en/London/Greenwich   (1290 words)

  
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Greenwich Park is London's oldest Royal Park, dating back to 1433.
Until the International Meridian Conference of 1884 officially declared Greenwich as 0 degrees longitude, there had been as many as 14 competing (and published) versions of where the line that separates East from West should be.
London will be the inspiration for others to achieve that dream and to share it with people everywhere".
www.london2012.org /en/ourvision/venues/venuelist/greenwich.htm   (171 words)

  
 Maritime Greenwich pictures - Europe stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
Greenwich is a quaint outlying district of London with open spaces, impressive classical architecture, and strong connections with the seas and the sciences.
The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, and the park in which they are harmoniously set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavor in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Greenwich also houses the National Maritime Museum (a rich one, as expected from a nation with illustrious seafaring history), and the clipper Cutty Sark.
www.terragalleria.com /europe/london/maritime-greenwich/maritime-greenwich.html   (468 words)

  
 GREENWICH PRINTMAKERS.
The Greenwich Printmakers Association was founded in 1979 with the primary aim of providing a permanent display of members' work in their own gallery.
It is run as a cooperative, staffed and administered by the artists themselves who mount five exhibitions of new work each year, in addition to several other locations which have been as far afield as Canada, Germany and the USA.
The Gallery is situated in the heart of Greenwich, in the old covered fruit market which also houses many specialist shops and a craft and antiques market.
www.greenwich-printmakers.org.uk   (124 words)

  
 Greenwich, London
There is a story in tonight's Evening Standard saying that the Greenwich Hospital Charity, owners of most of Greenwich apparently, have shown plans to Nick Raynsford for the demolition of Greenwich Market and the building of a large block of flats in its place.
Greenwich Market is right at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, which is only 1 of 4 in London and 1 of 26 in the United Kingdom.
Greenwich Ice Rink is open again this year, Saturday 3rd December 2005 to Sunday 15th January 2006.
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 Greenwich travel guide - Wikitravel
Greenwich [1] is a city of about 60,000 that is located in Fairfield County, southwestern Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States of America.
Metro North has commuter train service to Greenwich out of Grand Central Station in New York City; the stations in Greenwich are Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside, and Old Greenwich.
The Greenwich Post and Greenwich Citizen are free papers which are mailed to all residents.
wikitravel.org /en/Greenwich   (581 words)

  
 Greenwich Restaurants - Recommended Greenwich Restaurants London, Greenwich London Restaurants, London Greenwich ...
The best Greenwich restaurants appeal to the vibrant mix of families, students, young professionals and tourists who live in and visit the area.
Our pick of the best Greenwich restaurants includes the best places for a celebration, the best restaurants for deliciously healthy food and reliable old favourites for those days when you don't want to have to dress up and make an effort simply to eat out.
Whilst we always try to ensure that these recommendations are up to date, due to the ever changing nature of London, we would advise calling the venue to check the information before you visit.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /Greenwich-Restaurants-recommended-london.html   (364 words)

  
 Greenwich Park
Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to a small herd of fallow and red deer.
The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour.
Greenwich Park has several historic buildings nearby including the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House...
www.royalparks.gov.uk /parks/greenwich_park   (123 words)

  
 BBC - London - Features - Greenwich's royal history
Royal connections with Greenwich can be traced back to the reign of King Alfred the Great who inherited the land from his father Ethulwulf in 871AD.
In 1081 William the Conqueror confirmed Greenwich as a possession of the Abbey of St Peter.
Henry VIII was born at The Palace of Placentia, Greenwich on June 28, 1491 and he spent much of his time at the palace.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/content/articles/2005/04/20/royal_history_feature.shtml   (464 words)

  
 St Christophers - Greenwich, London
St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich is located in an area with a strong naval heritage: visit the Maritime Museum and the impressive Cutty Sark, which is an original tea clipper ship.
Greenwich Station (DLR) is the nearest underground station to St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich and can be accessed from the Docklands Light Railway.
St Christopher’s Inn Greenwich is situated on the left-hand side of the station forecourt.
www.travelstay.com /pages/StChristophers-Greenwich.htm   (548 words)

  
 London
The heart of London was London Bridge, the furthest point downstream at which a bridge could be built over the Thames.
By the 18th century London was the administrative, commercial and financial capital of the country.
Opened in 1836 the Greenwich to London Bridge service was built specifically for passenger traffic and was the first of the many inner suburban commuter systems.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITlondon.htm   (1295 words)

  
 Greenwich Park, London SE10, tourist information from TourUK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This beautiful 163 acre park is set on a hill between Blackheath and the River Thames, and once formed the grounds of Greenwich Palace and the land is owned by the Crown to this day.
Greenwich Park was enclosed by Henry VI in 1433 and its brick wall was constructed in the reign of James I. The remains of a Roman temple and Saxon mounds have been found here but this lovely riverside park is more famous for its Tudor and Stuart history.
It was at Greenwich that Sir Walter Ralegh put his cloak over a puddle so Elizabeth I would not get her feet wet.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_parks_gardens/greenwich_park1.htm   (485 words)

  
 Ibis London Greenwich - London, United Kingdom - Ibis London Greenwich Rates and Reviews - SideStep
The Ibis London Greenwich is located in the centre of Greenwich, close to the Maritime Museum.
Greenwich Market and Cutty Sark are 2 min away.
The hotel can be reached byroad via the M25 and A2, by Docklands Light Rail in 10 min, by train from London Bridge in 12 min, by tourist boat or by plane, the airport 15 min away.
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