LONDON: THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY

During my trip to London this weekend we decided to travel out towards Greenwich and see the London Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark. I've never been to this part of London before so it was really nice to be able to explore somewhere new and away from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre. It took just under an hour to get there on the DLR but it was certainly worth the journey. It didn't feel as though I was in London, despite there still being plenty of tourists around it was tranquil and had a feel of the seaside which was lovely.

Greenwich Royal Observatory

As soon as you arrive you walk out into a cobbled street with little shops and cafe's which opens out into more quaint roads with idyllic houses and the breathtaking Cutty Sark. The Cutty Sark was very impressive and although we didn't go inside as time was pressing on we got to walk around it and look inside through the long glass windows. We then admired the views of the Business District and the City before talking a walk through The Royal Navy College grounds and over to Queen's house before reaching the base of Greenwich Park. At the top of Greenwich park is The Royal Observatory where we walked to in order to admire the panoramic views of the city from afar. It really was stunning and I felt as though it was almost an undervalued tourist attraction as it really doesn't get shouted about as much as it should do. 

Greenwich Royal Observatory

Once we had seen the views we took a walk around the museum and saw the Planetarium, although we didn't have time to see one of the Planetarium shows, but I would definitely come back in the future to do this. We each got ourselves a take out cup of tea and started our decent back into the town of Greenwich. We wandered through the famous Greenwich Market which had some really unusual and interesting stalls. By this time it was 2pm and we were all hungry, and most of the restaurants were very busy. We opted for Jamie's Italian which was a great pit stop for us to refuel before we got back on the DLR and explored more of Central London in the evening.

Greenwich Royal Observatory