Enchanting, Historic, Lovely
Greenwich is the most enchanting neighbourhood south of the river. Known internationally for the site of the Prime Meridian line, Greenwich has played a historic role in shaping England’s position in the world. This was formerly the site of England’s most important naval college, which produced some of the most eminent sea captains and admirals of the British Empire. Today the impressive old colleges are home to a fantastic maritime museum, royal observatory and a liberal arts college. And permanently docked in the harbour at Greenwich is a legendary ship, famous for speeding spices and tea from the Orient to London—this ship is open to the public and completely restored to help you imagine what life was like as a seaman of the Empire. Greenwich has a large park filled with walnut trees and elegant fountains, there are many tiers of terraces over the Thames.
Here is a suggested itinerary to allow you to experience as much of the area in a few hours. After booking we can adapt the tour to suit your interests and preferences.
Take the boat on Thames towards Greenwich and explore London's nautical heritage
Leave Central London navigating on Thames and discover a large, sprawling park on a hillside, which offers stunning views of Greenwich and the Thames. Before walking up the hill, your Local Host will lead you to the best of this area's historic and architectural treasures. At the top of the park you will find the Royal Observatory, where your Local Host will show you the Greenwich Meridian and the astrology secrets hidden there. The park has flower gardens, orchards, large leafy trees and a couple of cafes with wrap around outdoor seating where you can enjoy the breeze.
After the Royal Park and Observatory, your Local Host will lead you through Greenwich's hidden streets and treasures.
The stretch along the river that's the most beautiful in South-East London and possibly with the richest history. As the hub of Greenwich's maritime past, this area will convey you the historic feeling. your Local Host will lead you through the small lanes and the picturesque market to explore the dockers' lives and the nautical heritage.
Lunch at a traditional, airy pub next to the park with classic food.
Right on the edge of Greenwich Park, this large and airy pub sprawls out over three floors and a terrace, with pristine and stylish rooms, tasty pub-food and a myriad of wines, spirits, beers and cocktails to choose from. The main pub room has loads of seating, long brown leather couches, naked bulbs suspended over the long bar and pretty green and white painted walls
About this tour
Explore Greenwich, London’s maritime capital and walk along the Prime Meridian. Greenwich is home to the former naval colleges of London; today, there are many museums and galleries dedicated to its history. Wander the charming cobbled lanes towards traditional and tasty, including one of the oldest pie and mash shops in London. You can explore a former spice running ship, take in the impressive astrology ornaments on display at the Greenwich Observatory, wander through the hillside park or shop in the dozens of adorable boutiques. Whatever you decide to do, do it like a Local Host here at Greenwich.
- £100 per tour
- Max 6 people per tour
- 3 hours with one of our Local Hosts who is very familiar with the area
- Additional time with our Local Host if you have added any extra time
- Planning of a personalised itinerary
- Food & drinks
- Any transport other than walking (although this can be organised at additional cost)
- Tickets to venues if you have selected any (can be organised if required)
Who are the Local Hosts
Our Local Hosts love showing visitors the best of the city and not as their main job. We have a handpicked community of Local Hosts that are all vetted and insured, all of whom are London residents that know their city intimately and want to share it with others, so for you it would be almost like meeting a friend that lives in the city who is going to show you around.
We have selected Local Hosts that know Greenwich well and who will be able to make your visit exceptionally better than if you went on your own.
Meet our Local Hosts that love & know Greenwich
I am a History student at Goldsmiths college and, having lived in London my whole life, I want people to fall in love with the city just as much as I have!Languages
Museum, Concerts, Historical, TalksLocations
Central, Brixton, Greenwich, Hampstead
I am an Architecture BA (Hons) graduate. Going to the gym, exercising and staying fit is one of my favourite hobbies; I enjoy working out similar to body building and trying to stay healthy. I also enjoy Mixed Martial Arts. Art is also a big interest of mine and in my spare time I produce my own to try and keep my artistic skills sharp.Languages
I am a recent psychology graduate, with bubbly, outgoing personality! I love people and always find it rewarding when I can help them in any manner. Having lived in London my entire life, I understand how daunting and unfriendly it can be. However, once you get to know it, London is truly the greatest city in the world. I have lived in East, North and South-East London and have worked all across Central and South-West London. So I have a working knowledge of all those places, however I know South-East and East London the best.Languages
Food, Shopping, DrinkingLocations
Central, East, South East, Barbican, Brick Lane, Covent Garden, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Greenwich, Holborn, London Bridge, Peckham, Shoreditch, Soho, South Bank, Spitalfields, Whitechapel
I am currently a university student in London who is balancing studies with London life. I love to explore and enjoy everything this city has to offer but still have much more to discover! I am a friendly and social person and enjoy spending my time with friends.Languages
Food, Culture, Live EventsLocations
Central, North, West
I am an experienced tour guide, artist and designer, with a passion for London. I was born and brought up here in London, which is the most vibrant mix of old and new. It has three thousand years of history, yet is always re-inventing itself. So it remains the most contemporary and cosmopolitan in the world, brim full of art, design, architecture, theatre and music. My interests are mostly based around, and my background is largely in; the Arts. Particularly fine art, pop art, graphic art, street art and architecture. I have a university BA Hons degree in Art and Visual Communication and I am also a designer and artist. There are many human stories to tell, behind London, behind it's history and behind it's art.Languages
Central, City of London, Covent Garden, Richmond, Soho, South Bank, West End, Westminster
I moved to London because of London's non-stop and vibrant music scene, and I love it here. I currently work at the Natural History Museum and I am a lover of history and culture. I also love trying out new places to eat and I know some great street food spots.Languages
English, Spanish, ItalianPassions
Art, Food, Culture, Shopping, Music, Wellness & Beauty, Outside Spaces, Nightlife, Sports, Restaurants, Independent Galleries, Cinema, Live Events, Museum, Gigs, Concerts, Historical, Canals, Rivers, Lakes, Talks, Clothing, Books/Stationery, Pop-up, Performances, Contemporary, Gym, Music, Markets, Food, Wellness Classes, Fitness, Beauty, Musicals, Sports, Street Tours, Drinking, Cafes, Bars, Pubs, Electronic, House, Blues, Rock, Folk, Techno, Reggae, Pop, Hip hop, Soul , Major Galleries / Museums, Walking ExplorationsLocations
Central, North, West, Brick Lane, Brixton, Camden, Canary Wharf, City of London, Covent Garden, Dalston, Greenwich, Highgate, Holborn, Holloway, Kensington, King's Cross, London Bridge, Notting Hill, Olympic Park, Shoreditch, Soho, South Bank, Spitalfields, St John's Wood and Primrose Hill, Victoria, West End, Westminster, Whitechapel
I'm a writer and former journalist who has lived in London for more than 30 years. I love meeting new people and showing them the most fun and exciting places that this city has to offer.Languages
Art, Food, Culture, NightlifeLocations
South West, Borough, South Bank, Westminster
I am a recent graduate from the University of Kent, having specialised in Law and English Literature. My interests include travelling (I travelled across eastern Europe), golf, history and Game of Thrones. Having lived in London my whole life, I have a thorough knowledge of the city!Languages
English, Hindi, PunjabiPassions
Art, Food, Culture, Nightlife, Live EventsLocations
Borough, Greenwich, London Bridge, Shoreditch
Hi, I'm Lila. I am bubbly, kind and very outgoing. I like a good time out and I love making people laugh. I love to write, listen to music and travelling hence why I love to show people around. I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish fluently and am currently working on my french.Languages
English, Spanish, PortuguesePassions
Art, Food, Culture, Shopping, Wellness & Beauty, Nightlife, Child friendly, DrinkingLocations
Central, Shoreditch, South Kensington
I am an undergraduate in Classics at Oxford University with interests in politics, classics and debate. I am a high-achieving student and self-employed speech-writer with experience of youth politics and research projects as well as an active sportsman.Languages
Art, Culture, Sports, DrinkingLocations
Central, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Westminster
I am a responsible, committed, dedicated, open minded, sociable and friendly individual who believes that hard work pays off. Let me show you around the London I love!Languages
Food, Outside Spaces, Child friendlyLocations
TOURISTY BUT WORTH SEEING WITH A LOCALBy Silvia D on 13 Mar 2016
Yes, Greenwich is in everyone’s list of places to visit in London due to the famous meridian and because it is very beautiful so obviously, it is full of tourists, so I was not sure if I was going to enjoy it. But make sure you book Leeta to show you around because she knows all the small pockets of non-touristy bits in the area that are definitely worth seeing and she will save you from ending up having lunch at some tourist-trap eatery!
BEST VIEWS OF LONDON!By Alejandra M on 25 Apr 2016
First of all, thank you Medha for being such a fantastic guide! The kids and I really loved Greenwich and we were lucky it was a sunny day so we could see the best views of London. Medha was so nice and so patient and she took to see parts of the area that we would have never seen otherwise and the kids really enjoyed trying some of the street food in the market. To be honest you can probably spend all day there so we didn’t get to see everything we wanted to see but we now have an excuse to come back.
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR VISITBy Liz M on 18 May 2016
We came to London on our honeymoon and decided to book some tours that could show us the tourist sites but also take us away from the tourist path, so we booked this tour and it was great! Our guide Angela, - also American – was super nice and knew the area really well so we really felt like we saw Greenwich differently that if we had just followed our guidebook. Hiroshi, my husband still talks about the spicy noodles he tried at the street-food market but we can’t remember what they were called! Anyway, if you do visit Greenwich I recommend that you book Angela to show you around. Well worth every penny!