That wonderful part of London where you can find markets, museums and culture alike, not to mention a fair smattering of good pubs and bars. Greenwich is known world over as the home of Greenwich Meantime (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of the globe. With a title like that, it has a lot to live up to. Many of you won’t know much about SE10, so we’re here to let you know why we love this area of the capital so much and why you should to.
Getting to know Greenwich
The bars of Greenwich, including ourselves over in Blackheath, provide fantastic watering holes at the end of a long day, but let’s start at the beginning. No trip to Greenwich would be complete without a trip to the famous Cutty Sark, one of the last British tea-clippers ever built and a masterful feat of engineering that is worth a trip to Greenwich alone. Embrace your inner sea-dog and take to the decks, imaging the sea wind rattling the rigging and the sails of old billowing above you. Afterwards head over to the National Maritime Museum and enrich your nautical knowledge further. It’s hard to ignore the magnanimous role Greenwich played in maritime Britain and the museum holds a wealth of artefacts, maps, stories and facts. You don’t have to have sea legs to enjoy this seafaring excursion.
Veering off course, make your way to the Greenwich Market which holds its own wealth of artefacts, this time in the form of food, arts, crafts and all sorts of knick-knacks and trinkets. A haven for the magpies among us, get lost amongst the stalls and wile away an afternoon under the arcade.
Bar Greenwich – Zerodegrees
After you have filled your boots with market bargains, take a walk across the green stretches of Greenwich Park over to Blackheath and our first ever Zerodegrees. Not only is it one of Blackheath and Greenwich’s bars of choice, but we also have an extensive menu with global influences. How about you maintain the nautical theme and plump for our Moules Thermidore, with Brandy, wine, mustard, cheddar cheese, cream & parsley. Washed down with one of our wonderful craft beers, we can’t think of a better way to spend a day in Greenwich.