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The Royal Borough of Greenwich landmarks


Greenwich is world famous as the traditional location of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal Time is based. The Prime Meridian running through Greenwich and the Greenwich Observatory is where the designation Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT began, and on which all world times are based.
In 2012, Greenwich was listed as a top ten global destination by Frommer's – the only UK destination to be listed.

Greenwich was one of six host boroughs for the 2012 London Olympics and events were held at the Royal Artillery Barracks (Shooting), Greenwich Park (Equestrianism) and The O2-former Millennium Dome (Gymnastics & Basketball).

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Greenwich became a Royal Borough on 3 February 2012, due in part to its historic links with the Royal Family, and to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status as home of the Prime Meridian.

More information on what to visit and what's on in the following websites and documentaries:



Emirates Cable Car over river Thames

London Bridge to Woolwich Arsenal by river boat on the Thames

Crossrail: Britain's biggest archaeological dig will transform London

BBC London live at Woolwich, London