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The Royal Borough of Greenwich, south of the River Thames, is home to royal residences, beautiful skyline vistas and the sprawling Greenwich Park. Here’s what to see and do in this idyllic, historic part of London.
Situated in the stunning grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, The Old Brewery is a historic working microbrewery as well as a restaurant, café and bar. Visitors can choose to indulge in rustic homemade dishes, cakes and pastries and modern British cooking. The Old Brewery is just one of many pubs and bars Greenwich has to offer.
The only one of its kind in the UK, the Fan Museum is uniquely dedicated to honouring the craft and history of fans, with some fans in the collection dating back to the 11th century. There are Art Deco fans, lace fans, French fans and everything in between. Within the enchanting garden room of the museum, the Orangery offers an idyllic space to enjoy afternoon tea.
The quirky comedy club that is Up The Creek offers an intimate setting for an evening of stand-up hilarity followed by a late-night disco, making it a perfect nightspot in Greenwich. Acts that have appeared at the venue include Russell Brand, Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre and Sarah Millican.
Located in the heart of Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is a 19th-century tea clipper ship that now welcomes visitors to hop onboard and tour the ship. Shows and events are held regularly below deck in the studio theatre, along with family activities on deck that are held throughout the year.
A quality Off-West End theatre, Greenwich Theatre puts on a truly diverse range of productions and shows, encompassing everything from stand-up comedy and lectures to children’s plays and opera. It has an ethos of supporting theatre production at grassroots level, from casting new talent in its shows to offering guidance and rehearsal space to emerging theatre companies. Check out their website to find out what’s on for your visit.
Grace Beard contributed additional reporting to this article.