Greenwich London

We woke up to sun today and sunny days in London especially in October must be taken advantage of! We decided to head for Greenwich and its UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a great choice and a really enjoyable day! Here’s a view of the city from One Tree Hill in Greenwich Park.

Greenwich London

We also paid a visit to the Painted Hall on the Old Royal Navy College campus. The building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the painting took Sir James Thornhill 19 years!

At Greenwich Market we perused the craft booths and had lunch. I chose the lamb and halloumi wrap from a food stall that appeared very popular. Although since it was Saturday at lunchtime, they were all popular! The beauty of the market for a couple traveling together is we can make very different culinary choices and still eat together.

Greenwich Market

Then it was off to Meantime Brewing Company to taste a few beers.

Meantime Brewing Company

Who knew you could walk under the Thames?! This is the Greenwich Foot Tunnel from Greenwich London to Isle of Dogs.Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Once on Isle of Dogs, we found one of those handy “Hire a Cycle” stations and picked up a few bikes for a little ride along the Thames.

Cycling along the Thames

We rode until we found another station to return the bikes and hopped on the light rail at the station next door and headed home. Excellent day exploring a neighborhood in London!

Oh, and one of my favorite bits, there’s an interactive exhibit called Discover Greenwich that shares the Tourist Info Center building – here’s Daryle 🙂

My knight in shining armor

By |2018-03-11T12:20:35+00:00October 13th, 2013|Our Travel Stories|4 Comments

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  1. Cathie October 13, 2013 at 08:12 - Reply

    What a wonderful day u had. Love the dragon slayer!!!

    • Joyce October 13, 2013 at 12:33 - Reply

      I told him he was my knight in shining armor 🙂

  2. audnelson October 25, 2013 at 07:47 - Reply

    What do you think of British beer? I really enjoyed it, but I can admit that the variety is pretty narrow; they all taste fairly similar. We would ask for something a little hoppier and they would pour us… an ale. We had some Meantime while we were there!

    • Joyce October 26, 2013 at 03:02 - Reply

      We haven’t had too much actually (it is hard not to buy Guiness instead because we both like it so much and available everywhere). We did do some tasting at Meantime and liked 4 out of 5 quite a bit. I especially liked Meantime’s Wheat Beer and the London Stout. Also the Pilsner and the London Lager. (Not very imaginative with naming.) We do intend to get to a few more microbreweries next week though and I’ll keep you posted.

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