Local Life Greenwich

Paul Rhodes Bakery

Paul Rhodes Bakery on Weston Road is a British institution. I’m not sure I could imagine Oxford without it. It’s location is so good that it seems it could have been placed there as part of an elaborate practical joke, but the joke is on me as it’s still in operation and getting busier all the time. You can walk in and order a mince pie to eat there or take home, or you can pick up afternoon tea shopping that you will need for Christmas.

They have 20 types of cake, six salted caramel brownies (important) and over 50 varieties of tea which include some exotic offerings such as the Moroccan Gold Rooibos Tea, South Greenwich Forum (southgreenwichforum.co.uk). There are also coffee drinks and they cater. There's something heart-warming about the smell of bread baking, but on this occasion it was coupled with a coconut and cinnamon aroma that made the whole experience seem heavenly. Most bakeries have the mouth-watering smell of freshly baked bread beyond their doors; however, entering Paul Rhodes Bakery is an experience unto itself.

Paul Rhodes is one of those local legends. He’s that unique local business that it easy to take for granted because it’s always been there. It’s one of those little luxuries that you can enjoy and feel good about buying from. This week I want to tell you about a little place I discovered recently. The Paul Rhodes Bakery. Not just any hotel — a water based hotel, perched over the Royal Docks in East London.

Al Pancino At The Spread Eagle

My wife and I were treated to a very special anniversary dinner at The Spread Eagle this Friday night with Chef Alexandra Raij. We had delicious appetizers, followed by an outstanding three course meal. Chef Alexis is an extremely talented artist in the kitchen, who creates incredible dishes, weaving fresh ingredients and flavors together in combinations that burst in your mouth. I cannot say enough about the exceptional touches she adds to her food from the presentation, to the seasoning, and to her garnishes.

She is perfection! It was a wonderful evening for us from beginning to end. In the past I have lived in England and I am a big fan of the pub culture, so when we moved to Greenwich and heard about The Spread Eagle I had to give it a try. Greenwich has become so popular that they are constantly booked into the evening, so be prepared to wait. They make you feel welcome while you wait with beverages and amusements.

Lots of sports coverage on the TV's including the big screen and pool tables, and an array of vintage video games. Al Pancino is the nicest guy you could ever meet. I’ve been going to his restaurant since the 80s when I was a young child with my family. My parents were regulars, and when they finally sold the restaurant to Al in the early 90s, we went there more often. It was basically our second home.

We get takeout from time-to-time and he always remembers us from years past, which always gives me a nostalgic feeling of the good ol times. I have dined at The Spread Eagle many times. The food is amazing, and the service is likewise great. I'll definitely keep coming back. Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle. Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich. On a yacht. 40, 1-2mins taxi drive, Time of Travel: 7:20am, Duration: 44mins.

Papa Charlie

Papa Charlie is a unique Mediterranean restaurant serving high quality food at affordable prices. Offering a wide and varied menu of daily specials, including vegetarian and vegan dishes, Papa Charlie is great for family dining. The Restaurant is open seven days per week with late night opening on Friday and Saturday evenings. Lunch time is very popular with workers in the City and Canary Wharf. Papa Charlie is a Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich.

Famed for its eclectic mix of choices, Papa Charlie offers something for everyone. Order from the extensive à la carte menu or treat yourself to one of their amazing set menus. There is also a great selection of fresh fish dishes on offer and an outstanding selection of vegetarian options. '. Stripped-back, home-style, and the tastiest Mediterranean food in Greenwich. The largest choice of Halal meat on Greenwich Church Street get your chicken, lamb, prawns and vegetarian dishes here.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

At the Royal Observatory Greenwich you can learn about the history of Greenwich and how it becomes the place that was important in telling time around the world. Tour the grounds to see many of the major buildings on site such as Flamsteed House which is home to the museum, Airy House where Astronomy was practiced, and Hadley House where early navigational equipment was made. The grounds are also full of interesting architecture and statues commemorating Sir Isaac Newton among other things.

The Science Museum.  This is great for children and adults alike. Many historical items from the past as well as scientific experiments are on show and in action. My favotire part is the Investigate area where you can touch, feel, smell and see an array of displays that connect science to everyday life. In particular I love the flight simulators they have there which can be great fun if you are flying anywhere. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is a great place to visit and free admission to the grounds.

Most of the exhibitions are for children but there are some exhibitions for all ages on the history of timekeeping and a showcase of astronomy. There is also a planetarium that you can see with a guide. Tickets should be booked in advance though as it can get busy. The historic Royal Observatory Greenwich is a great place to visit in London, United Kingdom. The observatory is home to the Prime Meridian that allows us to have accurate time throughout the world.

I decided to bring my family on a trip to this unique place. Going to the observatory is a great day out, and can be adapted to suit all ages. I took my mum a couple of weeks ago and we both enjoyed it. You do need to book in advance, as there are time slots when kids that aren’t applicable. The observatory is situated on Blackheath which is a really great park to walk in and is full of grassy hills and trees.

The park has lovely views across London and across the bay on a clear day, you can see the Shard. Great food at great prices with generous portions. Papa Charlie. is situated on the busy Greenwich Church Street, a stone's throw from the Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf. It is a traditional family-run restaurant that offers classic authentic Meditteranean food made with fresh ingredients. Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street.

Greenwich Market

If you are looking to spend a lovely day out in South East London, Greenwich Market is the place to be. It is a little out of the way for me, but I have been there on a few occasions and it is definitely worth the trip. It has a stunning location near to the Old Royal Naval College, so there is plenty of space to enjoy your food without getting in anyone’s way. Being an old market, there are some really great independent shops and stalls full of delicious home-made cakes and unique gifts.

There are also various food stalls including a real French bakery. Greenwich Market is a small food market that takes place every Saturday in Greenwich. This market is some fifty metres from the Open Market and pretty much across the road from the Cutty Sark DLR station. It’s near the eastern end of Greenwich Park and can be found just by walking down the middle of Riverside Drive. If you're coming from London Bridge station then turn right when you see the antiques shop on your left.

From there continue along Riverside until you reach the market. Greenwich is a huge town, situated south-east of central London and bordering the Thames. I think Greenwich Market is one of the most beautiful places in the world.   It’s been there for ages and it seems nothing has changed since then. The market has hundreds of wooden stalls with colorful clothes, shoes, accessories and make-up. There are also flower stalls with beautiful bouquets and stalls with food, which have delicious aromas and make your mouth water.

While shopping around Greenwich Market I spotted a very unusual print in John Smith Prints. It featured a penguin, a polar bear and some fish, which I have to admit wasn’t really my thing. However the lady behind the stall was so friendly that I couldn’t leave without saying hello.  Soon after, me and a good friend of mine found ourselves in the shop making our way toward the cash desk with two magnificent prints under our arms.

I am very fond of Greenwich. I live here, and there is always something to do or explore.  Greenwich is the most expensive district in London, but it is also the most picturesque place in London. It has so much personality.  There are many parks, beautiful buildings from the past, rivers, and a lot of alternative shops and markets.  If you are not familiar with Greenwich, this post will give you some tips on what to see.

The Gipsy Moth

Sitting in one of Greenwich’s oldest pubs, The Gypsy Moth, I sat back and soaked up the color of the wood work all around me. It spoke to me of a transformation that started centuries ago from rough to refined. The Gypsy Moth sits on the banks of the River Thames two miles away from the Olympic stadium. Its location is perfect to take in the beauty of this historic area replete with ancient Greenwich Park and its Observatory, a place of homage to scientific discovery whose motto “Take time to make observations” should be practiced now more than ever.

This unique and historic pub has been trading from the same spot for over 350 years. Situated on the River Thames at the western tip of Greenwich, its riverside location ensures plenty of outside seating offering an idyllic setting for a drink during the summer months. Enjoying a pint on one of The Gypsy Moth’s deckchairs, you can sit back and watch the world go by while taking in the sights of this vibrant and historically important part of London.

The historic Greenwich area of London is, more importantly, however, an ideal place to sail. This is how Marc Meretzky discovered the area. ‘We discovered Greenwich as a must visit place for boating enthusiasts. And even without being a boater, everyone can appreciate the beauty of the city and river,’ he told me. The influence of The Beatles’ John Lennon on Greenwich and The Wharf was explored by Andrew from the Greenwich Town Press during a recent trip to Liverpool.

Cutty Sark

Nestled alongside the Thames is a small, large-hulled, red-sailed vessel that gave oceans its name. Perched upon the foredeck we have Cutty Sark; almost a floating museum and National Historic Ship. The ship has the capacity to hold more than 50 people onboard and an interactive exhibit at the helm, allows you to suit up in Shackleton's original polar gear or see what life was like for the last of his crew, who sailed into Sydney Harbour exactly 100 years on from their Antarctic ordeal – with relatives and descendants aboard for a shared celebration.

C utty S ark is a clipper ship. She's known as "the queen of clippers", and is  a prime example of the late 19th century shipbuilding industry. Built in 1869, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and among the fastest of their day, being known to have sailed from China to London in less than 100 days on ​​more than one occasion. Where there is a sea there are surely some ships nearby, and Greenwich town centre has no lack of historic marine vessels tied up at its piers.

So whether you’re super interested in this maritime heritage or just need something to do on a cold sunny day, here are 10 of the best places to visit from the Cutty Sark to the Trafalgar Tavern. Its been a busy week and I know how much you guys love photos, so here is another one this time featuring the cutty sark. If you have some free time on a nice summer day, I will be down there for sure (I live 10 mins away, in Woolwich).

Know A Great Place?

Longing for some peace and quiet? How about an easy escape on a Sunday afternoon? Or a delicious coffee and cake while watching the world go by? Greenwich's got it all. With two rivers meeting at its centre, an eclectic mix of top quality restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a beautiful park on its doorstep, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to places to take a break. So get your pedometer turned on and off you go.

When people ask me where I like to go in Greenwich, they seem surprised when I say the Old Royal Naval College. Some of them even think it’s the one in Yorkshire. But you see. I’m not from Greenwich (although I have spent a lot of my childhood there). Not that it matters anyway, as this is not about me. It is about you and your right to know what your fellow Greenwich residents and visitors think about the Royal Naval College.

Greenwich is a vibrant tourist destination that offers visitors much more than just a view of the famous Greenwich Meridian line at the Royal Observatory. With an exquisite selection of Michelin award-worthy restaurants to world-famous museums to fashionable boutiques and galleries, there’s plenty to do even for Londoners, who are used to indulging in top-notch dining and entertainment. Did you know that on an average day there will be well over 3,000 people in the Greenwich area? That’s a lot of folks.

all looking for somewhere to work, meetup, dine, drink and play. This post is to help you find the best places to go in Greenwich. Whether it's a luxe hotel, a stylish bar or restaurant, an interesting museum, a romantic destination or a cultural attraction, share your favourite Greenwich place on TimeOut. I love Greenwich and I know you do to, so I created this site to share my favourite places with you.

What Locals Say About Greenwich

Greenwich, London, is a district of south-east London, bounded on the south-east by the River Thames, and on the south-west by Deptford and Westcombe Park. The name Greenwich is also often used more loosely to refer to the whole of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, including the towns of Greenwich and Woolwich. Greenwich is a district in south-east London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is located east of Charing Cross. The first recorded use of the name is as the Latinised form of Regina at that time.

If you have been looking for a property in Greenwich you would have noticed the large choice of beautiful properties on the market to choose from, as well as a variety of different areas to live. On a cold and wet day there's nothing better than to head out to Greenwich where you can play tourist and admire the views of the famous Cutty Sark. A busy market located in Greenwich with stalls selling delicious local food, unusual gifts and antiques.