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Greenwich London Walk

Discover the captivating world of Greenwich, often referred to as London’s Versailles, on this immersive walking tour. Wander through a treasure trove of England’s finest and most significant buildings, and uncover the stories behind this unique collection of architectural marvels.

Join fellow history enthusiasts and let our qualified London tour guide reveal the hidden histories that make Greenwich a truly remarkable destination.

  • Enjoy the hidden histories of gorgeous Greenwich
  • Meet other lovers of London’s history
  • Qualified London Tour Guide
90 mins circular walk
Not step-free
Individual tickets from £15

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Join us for a fascinating 1.5-hour guided walking tour through the heart of Greenwich, England, where you’ll discover some of the finest and most important buildings in the country. Delve into the area’s rich history, marvel at its stunning architecture, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories that shaped British science, politics, and culture.

This easily accessible, flat terrain route offers a delightful blend of magisterial and quaint charm, as Greenwich boasts world-class architecture while maintaining the feel of a cozy village nestled within a great metropolis.

Tour Highlights:
  1. Tudor Palace
  2. Royal Naval Hospital
  3. Queen’s House
  4. Royal Observatory
  5. Greenwich Park
  6. Historic Pubs
Detailed Itinerary:
  1. Tudor Palace Begin your guided walk at the site of one of the most important Tudor palaces, where the rich and varied history of the town unfolds. Explore the palace’s impressive architecture and learn about its significance in shaping Greenwich’s past.
  2. Royal Naval Hospital: Discover the architectural masterpieces of the Royal Naval Hospital, designed by some of the greatest names in English architecture, including Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. Learn about the history of the hospital and the sailors who once sought treatment here.
  3. Queen’s House: Visit the elegant Queen’s House, which introduced Italian Renaissance architecture to England. Admire its stunning design and delve into its fascinating history as you explore this remarkable building.
  4. Royal Observatory: Continue to the Royal Observatory, where Charles II’s Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, mapped the night sky. Learn about the Observatory’s significance in advancing our understanding of astronomy and its role in the field of science.
  5. Greenwich Park: Stroll through the picturesque Greenwich Park, where you can appreciate the beautiful green spaces and enjoy panoramic views of London.
  6. Historic Pubs: Take note of the charming historic pubs dotted along your route, perfect for a post-walk drink to reflect on the fascinating stories and sights you’ve encountered.
Best for all ages 10+
Your Guide: Ian McDiarmid

Your Guide: Jenny Funnell

Greenwich London Walk Reviews

Ian was very welcoming. The meeting point was easy to find, and we set off on time. Length of tour 1 1/2 hrs is perfect. Ian is extremely knowledgable and I learnt quite a bit about the area/history.
“Excellent guided walk. Informative and amusing. Ian managed to sound as if he was really enjoying sharing his knowledge with us, which is quite an art. Would definitely go on another tour led my him.”
“Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and informative. I never realised that this part of Greenwich was so beautiful! ”
“Ian is an excellent historian and guide of London walks. We always enjoy his talks and look forward to another one soon!”
“A very interesting walk with an excellent guide”
“I really enjoyed the walk. Ian the walk guide gave as a very interesting tour full of history, architecture and anecdotes of the past and present of Greenwich. I highly recommend him. I have been in Greenwich many times but I did learn a lot yesterday. Very very good.”
“Another great walk from London guided tours, this time by Ian, whom I have been with before and once again was impressed with his knowledge of the area and dates, he has an encyclopaedic memory, though, at times, the dates and facts can come a little too thick and fast. If you want to get a real feel for Greenwich the village, then please do go on this tour, you will not be disappointed, as a case in point, I never knew it had a power station!!”
“I loved it as usual Ian is an excellent guide as all the team from London Guided Walks. I look forward to a next guided tour!”
“Pleasant walk with plenty of interesting facts about buildings and history of area”
“Very pleasant and informative walk in Greenwich. Ian, the tour guide, is very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommended.”
“A pleasant walk near the river with a knowledgeable guide, (Ian), who gave an interesting insight into the history of Greenwich.”
“The Greenwich London walk that I went to yesterday was the first walk of this kind that I have been on but not the last walk I hope to go on as I am now hooked! The guide was superb, managing to present such interesting historical facts interspersed with fascinating stories and anecdotes. He made sure everyone could see and hear as we walked round and stopped at various points on the fascinating route amongst historic and beautiful Greenwich. He was very professional in his delivery and was obviously an expert on the area and its history. Altogether a wonderful and informative ninety minutes.”
“A very interesting walk. It was almost an “off-the-beaten-track” walk although we did not travel very far. The guide was very knowledgeable and he spoke concisely and clearly and he used a portable microphone so that we could hear him above the traffic and tourists. He provided his mobile number which was very reassuring in case of loss or lateness. It was a good way to spend a Friday lunchtime.”
“A short walk but packed with lots of interesting information.”
Angela and Cassie
“Even though I’m local I learned lots more about Greenwich that I never knew. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Nice stroll around Greenwich on a beautiful day by the River”
“From the politics of architecture to the history of pubs – a fascinating blend of knowledge, delivered engagingly, clearly and audibly so every gem shared. Rivetting facts about Cutty Sark with philosophical echoes of the ship of Theseus, the basis of a thought experiment about identity; the paradox being, how many components can be replaced and still call itself the same? [as with Trillion in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Trigger’s broom in ‘Only Fools & Horse’ – King Crimson gets in just under the wire thanks to Robert Fripp’s Best kept secret is the real inimitably British reason for the defeat of the Luftwaffe. You’ll hear it here!”
“Very interesting walk round Greenwich. Ian was very knowledgeable and his talk gave a fascinating insight into the history of the area with many facts new to us even though we know the area well. Thoroughly recommended. Will definitely look out for other guided walks in future.”
“What a fascinating insight into the history and architecture of Greenwich. Ian was very well-informed and his talk was interesting and easy to follow.”
“Nice Greenwich tour, knowledgable guide.”
“Our guide Ian knew Greenwich and its history inside-out and kept us entertained and instructed for a fascinating 90-minute tour of London’s answer to Versailles, with time for questions and tips about other things to look at in the town.”
“Most interesting and informative. The guide, Ian, makes these walks a pleasure. Although I am familiar with this area I learned things that I would not have picked up elsewhere. Ian does a lot of personal research and has insights not found in guidebooks. Really worth attending.”
“Another enjoyable guided walk. I have been to Greenwich a few times but this took me to new areas and Ian is very knowledgeable about the history of the area. I will go back as there is so much to see and take in – 90 minutes wasn’t enough!”
“Always a pleasure to discover areas of London with Ian. Very insightful.”

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