How to spend a perfect day in Greenwich

Candace Abroad looking out of Cable Car window at the O2

Hey I’m Candace, a London & travel blogger and digital content creator obsessed with all things London, and finding the best bits to explore in the capital. One of my favourite things about London has always been how different and special every neighbourhood is, especially Greenwich.

Whether you’re keen to explore all the local history the area has to offer, or simply take in the (magnificent) views of the neighbourhood — there’s something here for everyone. Here’s how to spend a glorious day in Greenwich, from start to finish.

Shop & eat at Greenwich Market

If you’re looking for a taste of London, then Greenwich Market is the place to go. 

Start your day by indulging in some historic charm and tasty treats at this iconic neighbourhood market. 

There’s plenty of delicious take-out bites on offer — from homemade Punjabi cuisine from Desi Street Food London, to fresh empanadas from The Andes, or yummy seafood bites from Da Fish Ting, to name a few. 
There’s also tons of stalls selling antiques, art and other goods including Time’s Treasures, Arte Roba’s Book Sanctuary and Peng Succulents. Even better, the market has been running for over 300 years! So you’re sure to be walking in the footsteps of history when you visit.

Visit the Old Royal Naval College

Speaking of history, it’s time to go to the Old Royal Naval College

Not only is it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it boasts some of the most stunning architecture and artworks to be found in all of London. 

Make sure to see The Painted Hall while you’re here – with grandeur that will take your breath away!
You’ll also find an internationally renowned art collection and Tulip Staircase at the Queen’s House nearby, and plenty of maritime history to take in at the National Maritime Museum.

Roam Greenwich Park

Once you’re done soaking up the Old Royal Naval College’s history, you’ll be perfectly situated to explore the famous Greenwich Park. 

Filled with 183 acres of lush green space, Greenwich Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and a fantastic place to explore and relax in the neighbourhood. 
During your visit, you can have a cheeky peek at the herds of deer in the Wilderness Deer Park, marvel at the elegant Georgian architecture of Ranger’s House or take some time to appreciate the stunning views from the Royal Observatory’s Greenwich viewpoint.

Ride the IFS Cloud Cable Car

No day in Greenwich is complete without a ride on the IFS Cloud Cable Car, so time to head to the clouds! 

The ride on the IFS Cable Car will take you sky high from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. 

Two images of cable car cabin in the sky and view of the o2 arena from the cable car

During your journey you’ll soak up beautiful views of the London skyline and the Thames, including the O2, Canary Wharf, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and even St Paul’s Cathedral.

To get your tickets simply ‘tap-in’ with your Oyster or contactless card on the day, or book your tickets online

Tickets cost £12 per round trip for adults (and £6 for children), so it’s a lovely way to take in Greenwich without breaking the bank. 
Pro-tip: If you can, try and time your visit for a sunny day or during sunset!

Have a movie night at The O2

To close off your perfect day in Greenwich, it’s time to treat yourself to a movie night at The O2

The iconic venue has a Cineworld made for epic movie nights, with 19 screens to choose from and 270-degree surround views. 

If you’re in the mood, you can opt for their VIP ticket package, with luxury recliner seats, unlimited snacks, exclusive lounge access, and even a buffet! 

We hope you have a lovely day in Greenwich! 
Be sure to let us know what you get up to and don’t forget to take a smooth ride on the IFS Cloud Cable Car.

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About Candace

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Candace Abroad is a London & travel blogger and digital content creator, on a mission to share the best London lifestyle & travel tips to 170,000+ London lovers across platforms. When she’s not discovering a new London neighbourhood or stuffing her face with the latest viral TikTok foods, she’s probably walking somewhere in her own Southwest London neighbourhood, or hunting for the best flat white in the city (*hint hint, it’s in Borough Market!). 


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