Considering a move to Greenwich? Here’s what’s to offer..

By: Courtney Obrien
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As someone who has been raised in Greenwich, I can say it’s a place full of wonders, excitement, and a place I can honestly say I absolutely love. From being 5 years old and going on family trips to feed the squirrels and having amazing picnics to being 23 and exploring all the beer gardens and restaurants whilst socialising, it’s a place that will never get old. No matter what your age is there will always be something for you.

Greenwich park …

queens house greenwich park

With 183 acres of land, a small herd of fallow and red deer’s it’s a park that won’t disappoint. If you’re an animal lover or have a dog like me this is a great place to take your pooch for a walk. With doggy playdates, coffee shops to grab your morning coffee and socialise with friends there’s so much to do in Greenwich park. To top it all of my Favorite part of the park are the amazing viewpoints such as one tree hill which has an amazing view of the London skyline; it’s a great place to watch the sunset and sunrise but a great place to catch your breath after a morning jog. If you’re wanting to meet new people then this is the place for you, an area full of friendly and chatty people, Greenwich will make you feel like you’re part of a welcoming community.

Greenwich Market And Restaurants

Greenwich market is one of the main features of the area. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the market had to close due to strict rules but good news… the market reopens on the 1st of April 10 am-5:30 pm 7 days a week. If you’re a foodie or someone who likes to support small businesses, then this is something you would enjoy. With an array of craft and antique stalls with great ideas for decorating your potential new home.

Feeling a bit peckish? Over 30 restaurants and food stalls from all over the world such as American, Asian, European the list is endless. You can’t miss the amazing smells of fresh bread, spicy Mexican food, sweet treats, oh and don’t worry some of the stalls and restaurants cater to vegans, vegetarians, people with allergies, for those who want to dine in or grab something quick on the go, it’s the best of both worlds. Sorry if I made you feel a bit hungry.

Transport

Greenwich offers a variety of transport such as Buses, DLR’s, South Eastern rail lines, Emirates Airline, and the Clipper boat all of which can be within walking distance. The London Thames walk path will take you all the way to the 02 Arena or you could use the foot tunnel to get yourself some Barclay bikes and go on a bike tour of Greenwich.

A lot of historic buildings such as the well-known Greenwich university which you can’t miss that’s has had many films and series shot there such as The Pirates Of The Caribbean which is one of my faves but keep an eye out because they may start filming something new. There’s the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Queen’s house, and many more most free of charge. Of course, there are many more things to see and do but let’s not spoil it all for you.

So, if you have children, living alone or with a partner this location would be perfect for you, a great place for family days out, date nights, a place to work, go to school, and of course go on adventures and create lots of memories.

Here’s are just a few things Greenwich has to offer the rest you’ll have to discover yourself.

Image Credits: soji afolabi, fietzfotos, The Academy of Urbanism

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