Greenwich is a great place to visit during the summer months. Set on the bank of the Thames on the outer edges of London, it is a very historic place with plenty of places to visit and things to enjoy.
Greenwich is home to The National Maritime Museum, a UNESCO world heritage site, and also the famous Royal Observatory. These are both places of national interest and historic importance to Britain.
Both these sites are set in the beautiful Greenwich Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. Greenwich is actually the oldest Royal Park and dates back to 1427.
Greenwich Park was made famous across the world last summer when it was used for many of the Olympic 2012 events, including equestrian and modern pentathlon. The Royal Artillery Barracks were also used for the archery and shooting events.
There is also the ancient boat Cutty Sark to visit in Greenwich. This historic ship was used during the age of the British Empire to transport goods including tea across the world. It has recently been refurbished and redisplayed to show it off at its best.
There are also some more unusual tourist attractions at Greenwich. There is a tunnel under the river that allows you to get to the opposite bank of the Thames. The tunnel runs between Cutty Sark Gardens and Island Gardens on the Isle of Dogs.
The heart of Greenwich itself is also a very interesting place. There are some great shops and traditional British pubs as well as a lively market selling crafts and gifts. Greenwich has a real village feel and those that live there enjoy being close to London but living in a more close-knit community.
So if you are looking for a great part of London to enjoy the summer then Greenwich could be the perfect place to stay. There is so much to see and do and it is a really beautiful place.
Concorde International run English summer schools in Greenwich and across the whole of the south of the UK. If you want to learn English in London you can study in Greenwich at the historic Royal Naval College, a beautiful setting in which to pick up the language and customs of Great Britain.