Trains To Greenwich
From the middle of London, you can be in a couple of hours Greenwich. Trains from London Bridge and Blackfirs travel to Greenwich. And if you come to th eMiddlePlateau, there are quiet, very clean and modern trains. My favorite is the Jubilee Line train they have plenty of leg room and its always very clean. The Northern line sometimes has wasps on it, but don't let that put you off. Since you are visiting Queens (well, the other half of it), you may want to visit Greenwich also.
If you have been on holiday to France, you probably know that food and wine are usually the 2nd most important (or 1st?) reason to visit, South Greenwich Forum (southgreenwichforum.co.uk). Both French cuisine and wine are unique, and if you are lucky enough to be able to visit France for the first time, it pays off to do some research about specific dishes that can't be found anywhere else in the world. And I'm not about to try all of them in a short period of time either! But one thing that people overlook when travelling is that there are deals to be found, great deals.
I've mentioned on several occasions about how good this is for us as l travel on a budget (check out my blog post on travel hacking. If you like the idea of a day out without breaking the bank, then you really are going to love these great offers from Groupon. Whether you want to explore some culture and immerse yourself in Birmingham’s history or not-so-snowy landscape of Yorkshire, there is something for everyone! The choice really does seem endless.
These days everyone is looking for a bargain. The problem is some of the best deals on the internet can sell out fast, or be gone in the blink of an eye. These companies below all offer discounts and deals on popular attractions for London. If you’re anything like me, planning ahead for a nice day out is the only way to go about it. I don’t like the idea of having to make spur of the moment decisions on where to go, therefore booking in advance is always the best option.
Whilst it's always tempting to book your day out the day before, you can find much cheaper prices if you book in advance. There are loads of ways you can save a lot on your day out once you know when to book. If you want to grab yourself a cheap day out, then don’t just buy your ticket as you board the train. Go to one of these websites and get some great deals and more for doing so.
Up At The O2
Climbing the O2 is an exhilarating, full-body experience as you harness up and muscle your way around the stadium's roof. You've never climbed before? No problem. Our expert team will give you a quick lesson leaving you with the confidence to get all the way to the top. Once you're strapped in, grab hold of the cable and start climbing. Each level is brimming with incredible sights of London, so make sure to look around – it’s impossible to miss Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge or Canary Wharf.
One thing's for sure, after a climb up the O2 you won't see London in quite the same way again. Having never climbed a mountain before in my life, I am not sure you could call the O2 my ‘Mount Everest’ but it has to be up there. Despite it being 18 floors in total, climbing the iconic Dome is still quite an adrenaline rush and definitely not for the faint hearted. The views at the top are stunning and worth every footstep.
Walking around the top of The O2, you’re just feet away from a 250 metre drop to the Thames and occasionally helicopters whizz past as they come in to land at North Greenwich station. At night, the lights of London are so bright you can actually see them from space. Up at the O2 is the most exhilarating, inspirational and memorable urban adventure in the capital. Seriously. Just try and tell me youre not a little bit jealous of where you are right now.
Did you know that the Royal Observatory is an absolute gem? Tucked away behind Greenwich Park, this observatory has everything — telescopes, space-time machines, coins – you name it! Combine all of this with a stroll around the grounds and youve got yourself heaven! But why visit the observatory, you ask? Well…for starters, it actually houses the Prime Meridian line of longitude for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The prime meridian line is significant because timekeeping began around this line.
It was from here that cities and towns could calculate their time zone from this centre point — so in short this is one extremely important marker. The Royal Observatory is a fascinating place. Its been bringing the wonders of science to the people of London for 350 years, so it just screams history and culture. For the astronomy enthusiasts out there, its a beautiful building to visit whilst admiring some beautiful displays, even without studies being on your mind.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich has been a world leader in astronomy ever since King George III founded it in 1675 as the principal observatory of the British Empire. Today, it is part of Science Museum Group and provides an inspiring day out whether youre young or old. Check out the rest of this blog for details. Once youve straddled the spot where East meets West, head inside the Royal Observatory to explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars, and enjoy an unforgettable tour through the universe in Londons only planetarium.
And the cherry on top? There’s a cafe and gift shop onsite. There are many Royal Observatories throughout the world, but there is just one in its capital city. And it just happens to be right here in Greenwich. Welcome to London's Royal Observatory and its planetarium. Its only 20 minutes away. Greenwich is home to the Prime Meridian and the Royal Observatory which contains a good museum on its history and the Science Museum.
Take a 5 minute brisk walk from the Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park. The Park offers an escape from city life, with beautiful landscape, quiet tree-lined pathways and stunning views across London's skyline. It is a tranquil spot for afternoon refreshments or a picnic. A great spot for cyclists, joggers and walkers alike, there are miles of pathways and woodlands. To the north of central London, between The Mall and the Thames, lies New York's most famous park.
Originally named after an Englishman who donated it to the city at the end of the 1700s, Greenwich Park has been a place of relaxation for residents since Victorian times. Come for a royal hop in the park or more accurately, watch bluebloods at play in the formal gardens of Greenwich Palace. On a nice day, there's no better place to explore than this immense green seaside park with views of the London skyline across the Thames.
Each of the royal parks in London has something different to offer, but for me Greenwich Park is the most interesting it has a rich history and unique landmarks. It also boasts the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, as well as the National Maritime Museum. In the green heart of London, Greenwich Park is alluringly tranquil. And despite being just a stone’s throw from the bustling city, it’s a world apart. Just perfect for when you need to escape from the madness of the city.
The Uber Boat By Mbna Thames Clippers
The Uber Boat is not a new service. In fact, it’s about as old as Uber itself, and has been part of the London commuter experience for many years now. It’s even featured in films over the years, where you can see it ferrying passengers across the Thames to the Greenwich Peninsula (and back) from Tower Bridge and its own jetty. MBNA Thames Clippers have created two vessels especially to travel down the River Thames.
The main deck has a large, spacious bar and separate restaurant area. It also houses The O2 an A-list London café bar, offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cocktails. It's open early until late all throughout the week. As of the 1st of January 2015, mooring a boat at Shadwell Basin is free. The MBNA Thames Clippers have now decided to include all skippers with this deal. Skippers who register their boat prior to their new year’s ride will be given a special access card for free use of the service throughout 2015.
this is not the usual kind of travel blog, though. Inside you'll find information on all MBNA Thames Clipper boats, including timetables, how to get there and the best offers. There's also a section on hotels near The O2 arena in Greenwich and details of other attractions in the area. When opening a business account with MBNA Thames Clippers you'll receive a 10% discount, making your first year even cheaper. And with no annual fees and preferential monthly payment terms you’ll soon see why river transport is the preferred choice of savvy businesses.