London - Walking tour of Greenwich

London - Walking tour of Greenwich

London - Walking tour of Greenwich

event Sunday, June 23, 2024 schedule 1.45pm - 3.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Sunday, June 23, 2024 schedule 1.45pm - 3.00pm BST
  • Greenwich
Hosted by the Cambridge Society of London
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
Cutty Sark | View details

Enjoy a walking tour around historic maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will see the elegant sailing ship the Cutty Sark and then explore the grounds of the old Greenwich Palace, today the Old Royal Naval College built c1700 by Christopher Wren as a Naval Hospital for old and injured sailors. Its stunning architecture has made it a popular film and TV location! 

Next we will visit The Queen’s House, an architectural masterpiece by Inigo Jones, and today home to an impressive art collection. This includes wonderful portraits of Tudor and Stuart kings and queens, the iconic Armada portrait, as well as paintings celebrating some of Britain’s great naval heroes and battles.

Lastly we will walk through Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory, home of 0 Longitude. The tour does not include entrance to the Observatory, but you can admire Wren’s original building, built for the Astronomer Royal Sir John Flamsteed, and learn how the “longitude problem” was finally solved. From the iconic London viewpoint at the top of the hill we will admire London spread out at our feet!

Meeting Time: at 1:45 for a prompt start at 2pm
Meeting Place: the Cutty Sark (next to the figurehead at the front), King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT
End: approx. 4:30pm in Greenwich Park next to the Royal Observatory
Post-tour drinks: Caroline will not be booking a table for post-tour drinks, but there are plenty of options in Greenwich town centre enroute back to the tube / DLR station

Notes:
*this tour is during the day to fit public opening hours
*this is a slightly longer tour than normal at approx. 2.5 hours. It also includes a steep hill at the end of the tour.

Booking information

*As tickets are limited, only members of the Cambridge Society of London may book tickets – if you are not currently a member and would like to become one, please enrol via this link.

Price: 
£15 - £16 per person

Booking for this event is now closed.

Location

Cutty Sark
King William Walk
London
SE10 9HT
United Kingdom
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