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Things to do in Greenwich Peninsula, Greater London

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
“The O2 is home to the world’s most popular music, sport, comedy, entertainment and so much more. With premium outlet shopping at ICON Outlet, bars and restaurants, a multi-screen Cineworld, Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park and 12-lane Hollywood Bowl, it’s the ultimate destination. See a different side of the city by climbing the famous roof at Up at The O2 and experience incredible 360-degree views of London.”
  • 291 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A small town inside the city.. lovely day out if you like the older quieter side of London. Nice independent boutiques, markets and highly recommend walking up to the observatory on a nice day, the view across London is great. Also the Cutty Sark is a good spot”
  • 215 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“A stroll around Greenwich Market is a must! There are plenty of eclectic stalls, shops and a great food scene. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
History Museum
“500 years of maritime history packed into one fantastic space. Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. (2 restaurants) ages: 3+ tube: Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR) open: 10:00 to 17:00 costs: Free”
  • 137 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Cutty Sark is is a must-see as an emblem of Greenwich, whether you admire from the outside or take a historic tour on board. ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Although not as well known as the beloved London Eye, this relatively new attraction gives stunning views of London over the Thames. For the best experience I'd suggest going in the evening (after 7) for the extended Night Flights, which feature music and videos in the cabin to accompany the vibrancy of London after dark.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Independent cinema showing mainstream to foreign films, with a bar and 2 restaurants.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful newly renovated painted Hall costing £8.6 million. Lots of movies have been filmed here and music concerts in the summer. Right on the river and in the middle of Greenwich.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pub
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“Creative, Modern British cuisine served in an elegant, white linen dining room overlooking river.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The O2, visually typeset in branding as The O₂, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
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“Resting spot with amazing views in the Trafalgar Tavern. Being able to count Charles Dickens and William Gladstone as past punters, this pub has been at the forefront of Britain’s naval history since 1837. The pub stands proudly on the bank of the river Thames, unlike most other riverside pubs which are only really enjoyable if you’re able to stand out in the sun to actually get a view of the river, there are quite a few tables in the pub which almost jut out on to the water so you have an unspoilt view. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
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“Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, The Gipsy Moth is a Grade I listed pub at the thriving centre of Greenwich. Within view of the famous Cutty Sark, The Gipsy Moth is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a lazy lunch, family dinner or social eats with friends, The Gipsy Moth offers flavoursome food, an explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Route
“One of the last remaining historic parts of Canary Wharf, the tunnels were built under the Thames to connect Greenwich and London Docklands. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best pubs in London (arguably the best Sunday Roast). We HIGHLY recommend heading off a bit earlier, wandering along the banks of the Thames and then settling into a table (upstairs by the windows is a fantastic view whatever the weather) for a delicious meal. In summer you can sit outside and enjoy the view. We'd recommend you share the Quayside seafood platter to start, dive into mains (they are all good), but don't go past the sticky toffee pudding. Not just a restaurant the pub downstairs is friendly, cosy and has a great wine list, spirits selection and interesting beers on tap. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Gastropub serving seasonal British food & local craft beers with dining room & outdoor terrace. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“It may not be The Queen’s current house, but The Queen’s House in Greenwich is still worth visiting. A former Royal Residence, the building is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in the country. Today its part of the National Maritime Museum and is used to display maritime paintings and portraits and was also used as a VIP centre for the London 2012 Olympics.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Creative, Modern British cuisine served in an elegant, white linen dining room overlooking river.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The O2, visually typeset in branding as The O₂, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
“Resting spot with amazing views in the Trafalgar Tavern. Being able to count Charles Dickens and William Gladstone as past punters, this pub has been at the forefront of Britain’s naval history since 1837. The pub stands proudly on the bank of the river Thames, unlike most other riverside pubs which are only really enjoyable if you’re able to stand out in the sun to actually get a view of the river, there are quite a few tables in the pub which almost jut out on to the water so you have an unspoilt view. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
“Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, The Gipsy Moth is a Grade I listed pub at the thriving centre of Greenwich. Within view of the famous Cutty Sark, The Gipsy Moth is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. Whether you’re looking for a lazy lunch, family dinner or social eats with friends, The Gipsy Moth offers flavoursome food, an explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
“Gastropub serving seasonal British food & local craft beers with dining room & outdoor terrace. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Brewery
“Everyone’s talking about craft beer these days, and Greenwich is home to the award-winning Meantime brewery where you can take in a brewery tour, visit the tasting rooms and do a beer appreciation course!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Great value Japanese restaurant. What this restaurant lacks in elegant decor, it definitely makes up for in flavour. BYO and be sure to book ahead. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“Traditional pie and mash in Greenwich. Goddards at Greenwich serves London's most traditional meal of pie mash and liquor. This meal can be traced back through the 1800's and is an important part of London's food history. We are open everyday serving handmade pies which are baked throughout the day.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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