Thursday, 9 February 2017

London`s Fabulous Cheap Days Out

Greenwich:


There is Free Entry into the Queens House at Greenwich. James 1st commissioned the house  in 1616 for his wife Ann of Denmark.

Inigo Jones’s architectural masterpiece has reopened after major restoration, with 22 spectacular rooms filled with great art representing 400 years.  

Queens House, Greenwich, London, House
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You really must see the famous fabulous spiral staircase. 
http://www.rmg.co.uk/queens-house

The Queen's House is a quick and easy journey from central London by DLR, rail or boat.

While your in Greenwich do not miss the Cutty sark!

Cutty Sark, Ship, London, Historic, Sailing, Vessel
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The legendary Cutty Sark is a 19th-century sailing ship.  It has been raised over three metres allowing you the amazing experience of walking directly underneath it. You can touch the original hull planks and iron framework which date back to 1869.

Read more at http://www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark#0OIqbKFkqGPmUBvL.99


National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time.  There is also a wonderful planetarium and the UK's largest refracting telescope.

Entry is free for the Maritime Museum though there is a cost for the planetarium.

Greenwich, Lawn, London
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Greenwich park is nearby so take a picnic and enjoy the views. The Thames is a few yards away so why not finish the day with a boat ride down to the amazing Tower of London.

Tower of London - by Anthony Reid

London Eye by Anthony Reid

This journey will take you past lots of London`s famous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.


Big Ben, Houses Of Parliament, London
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With school half term next week what could be nicer a wander around Greenwich.

Greenwich, London, England, River
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