Earlier this week London enjoyed one of those rare, perfect Autumn days. It was a day that can only be described in clichés: Crisp air warmed by pale sunlight and blue skies punctuated with cotton ball clouds.
I’ve been showing a relative around London, and decided that such wonderful weather called for a day out in Greenwich. This corner of the city, sitting on the Thames to the south-east, is gorgeously idyllic and well-preserved. It is often used as a backdrop for films made in London (Les Miserables, Gulliver’s Travels, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Thor: Dark of the World are a few recent ones)
You can easily spend an entire day wandering the neighbourhood: Walk up the tree-lined hill through Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory. Duck into Greenwich Market to peruse vintage trinkets and hand-made crafts. Admire the beautiful symmetry of the Royal Naval College. Sit on a park bench in the grounds of the Queen’s House. Learn a little something in the National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark.
My favourite thing to do was grabbing a hot coffee and sitting at the top of the steep hill outside the Royal Observatory amongst the crunchy golden leaves, gazing at the panoramic view across London.
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