The Food Lover’s Market tour ends at Maltby Street Market, however while you’re there, we highly suggest that you go check out Greenwich. Greenwich is a borough of London known for its role in both maritime history as well as astronomy.
Getting from Maltby Street market to Greenwich is quite simple. First, make your way over to the Bermondsey underground station, here you will board the Jubilee line going eastbound, where you will get off at Canary Wharf. From there you get on the Heron Quays DLR station, and get on the train that is going southbound. Stay on this train until you arrive at the Cutty Sark station, and then you have arrived at Greenwich.
At Greenwich there are many places where you can visit. The train will drop you off right next to the Cutty Sark, an nineteenth century British clipper ship. The Cutty Sark was the fastest ship in the world at the time, and represented new technological developments that have been going on. The Cutty Sark was used to bring Wool from Australia to England. Today, the Cutty Sark has been refurbished and turned into a museum. Guests can learn what life was like living on the sea. The Cutty Sark is super interactive, and a great place to go with children.
Another place you should check out in Greenwich is the Greenwich Markets. This eighteenth century market is a relic of a previous time in London’s past. We highly suggest that you check out the markets and browse through all the vendors selling everything from jewelry, clothes, second-hand furniture, and even some delicious food.
In Greenwich, there are plenty of different museums, however you have to pay to enter most of them, the National Maritime Museum however, is completely free to enter. This museum will walk you through the history of the Royal Navy, the largest navy the world has ever seen. Next to the National Maritime Museum is the Queen’s House, another completely free museum. This massive house was the residence of the Queen following its opening from 1635. The Queen’s House is home to a very large art collection that you should check out.
The Royal Observatory is a must see if you are in the Greenwich area. The Royal Observatory is the home of time itself, the Prime Meridian is located here. The Royal Observatory walks visitors through the history of timekeeping, including its ancient techniques to more modern timekeeping methods.
As a tour guide and a lover of London, I will be writing a series of interesting stories about London; tales I have heard, places I have visited, tasty food I have eaten and delicious drinks I have enjoyed. Watch out for this every week or so.