Day 3 - Greenwich & Docklands


Enter GREENWICH PARK at the Blackheath or Maze Hill gates and explore the FLOWER GARDENS.

Head towards the OBSERVATORY.
There is a viewing platform in front of the statue of General Wolfe.

Note: there is a charge for access to some parts of the observatory. Suggest you view FLAMSTEED HOUSE and the MERIDIAN BUILDING from outside then go into the rear courtyard to other buildings.

From the large clock outside the courtyard go along the path which follows the observatory wall. This crosses the meridian then passes Observatory Gardens and emerges at The Avenue. Go right heading down to St Mary's Gate. Exit and go left along Nevada Street.

Go right at Stockwell Street
The University of Greenwich has new buildings here.

Bear right into Greenwich High Road.
Opposite is ST ALFEGE'S CHURCH by Hawksmoor.

From here you may like to cross and explore the market area (busiest at weekends).

Continue along Romney Road and enter the NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM complex on the right.
Sample some of the museum galleries or view the QUEEN'S HOUSE.

Cross Romney Road outside the museum and continue ahead into the grounds of the OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE. Go to the right to view the PAINTED HALL and CHAPEL.

Return and continue, following signs to the VISITOR CENTRE
This has displays and information plus shop & toilets

Exit into Cutty Sark Gardens
You can't miss the magnificent tea clipper CUTTY SARK.

Head for the domed building which allows you to walk through the FOOT TUNNEL under the Thames. When you emerge go into ISLAND GARDENS alongside for views across the river.

Cross Manchester Road to Island Gardens DLR Station. Take the train northwards to Heron Quays.

Explore the CANARY WHARF area.
There are striking building (not accessable), public spaces and park areas with art installations and shops (generally below ground). Maps and information are available or see my

Cross the bridge over the north dock towards the MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS on West India Quay. Walk right (eastwards) along the quay.
There are some ships of interest moored here.

Go up to West India Quay DLR Station and take the train to Pontoon Dock, changing at Poplar.

Follow exit signs to THAMES BARRIER PARK. Walk through the park to view the THAMES FLOOD BARRIER.

Return to Pontoon Dock Station. Use the DLR to return to Greenwich or central London.
The elevated track gives good views.

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