Only a short distance from Central London, a visit to the World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich will be a completely different experience to any other you will encounter in the British Capital. Away from the hustle of the city centre, you will be surrounded by history while strolling by the river and in Royal parklands. Views from both banks of the Thames will captivate you, as will the grandeur and variety of the buildings which have been designed by the cream of Britain’s architects, including Sir Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones.

To listen to samples of the tour, the audio guide is available for streaming or to download on AmazoniTunesGoogle Play MusicSpotify. It is also available as Greenwich smartphone app for all major platforms from our partner izi.travel, click here. Click on the page of your choice, and listen to a preview there.

During the walk our discoveries will include: the location of the witch clasping a horse’s tail; which national hero returned home preserved in brandy; and how a hunting accident led to the construction of a classical royal retreat! You will also have the opportunity to visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time, and cross from the East to the West by taking a step across the Prime Meridian. To top things off, you can enjoy a drink in a tavern frequented by Dickens himself – but be warned, the favourite tipple of the day was iced champagne.

Sites and attractions passed include the original 19th Century Tea Clipper, The Cutty Sark; Wren’s Old Royal Naval College; Historic Trafalgar Tavern; Inigo Jones Queen’s House; The National Maritime Museum; Greenwich Park; Wren’s Old Royal Observatory home of the Prime Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time; Hawksmoor’s St Alfege’s Church; bustling Greenwich Market (weekends only). The distance is 4 km. Please note that the walk to the Old Royal Observatory is up quite a steep hill. Our full audio tour lasts for 60 minutes and usually takes around 2 hours to walk

Walk starts either at Island Garden on the North of the Thames, to get a spectacular view of the world heritage site, or, if you do not want to walk through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, at Cutty Sark station in the centre of Greenwich. Track one of the walk will give you full instructions.

The individual stops/tracks are

01 Introduction,E14 3DN,Island Garden DLR station, London E14 3DN
02 To Island Garden,E14 3DN,Island Garden DLR station, London E14 3DN
03 View of Greenwich,E14 3EB,Saunders Ness Road, London, UK, E14 3EB
04 Greenwich Foot Tunnel,E14 3EB,Saunders Ness Road, London, UK, E14 3EB
05 To Cutty Sark,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10
06 History of the Cutty Sark,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10
07 To Old Royal Naval College,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10
08 History of Old Royal Naval College,SE10 9NN,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
09 Lord Nelson,SE10 9NN,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
10 To Trafalgar Tavern,SE10 9NN,King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
11 History of Trafalgar Tavern,SE10 9NW,Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW
12 Millennium Dome,SE10 9NW,Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW
13 To Queens House,SE10 9NW,Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW
14 History of Queens House,SE10 9NF,Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
15 National Maritime Museum,SE10 9NF,Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
16 To Greenwich Park,SE10 9NF,Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
17 History of Greenwich Park,Greenwich Park, London SE10
18 General Wolfe and the View,Royal Observatory, Greenwich park, London SE10
19 History Royal Observatory,Royal Observatory, Greenwich park, London SE10
20 Race for Longitude,Royal Observatory, Greenwich park, London SE10
21 To Fan Museum,Royal Observatory, Greenwich park, London SE10
22 Fan Museum,SE10 8ER11 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER
23 To St Alfeges,SE10 8ER12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER
24 History of St Alfeges,SE10 9LB,Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9LB
25 To Greenwich Market,SE10 9LB,Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9LB
26 To Cutty Sark Station,SE10 9HZ,Greenwich Market, London, SE10 9HZ