Greenwich, Where Time Begins Tour
26th June 2015 from 10.30 until 1.30pm
This walking tour features some of the most iconic monuments of Greenwich, such as the Cutty Sark, the Painted Hall, the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul as well as the Queen’s House and the Royal Park. The fabulous views from the statue of General Wolf by the Royal Observatory are a fitting finale.
The short walk back in to Greenwich provides an opportunity to reflect on the marvellous landscape. The traditional pub lunch is served at the Yacht overlooking the River Thames.
£22 including fish and chip lunch
Meeting point: the entrance of the Cutty Sark
Glamorous Greenwich Tour
23rd June 2015 from 1pm until 5pm
This tour features some of the most iconic monuments of Greenwich, such as the Cutty Sark, as well as some hidden treasures including Queen Caroline’s bath and the Royal Park’s rose garden.
Finishing at the world’s first museum dedicated to fans, the tour includes a traditional English afternoon tea in the gorgeous orangery overlooking the walled garden.
£13.75 entry fees to the Cutty Sark and the Fan Museum (to be paid during the tour)
Meeting point: Entrance to the Cutty Sark
Dating back to the early part of the 17th century it is one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich. Situated on the river front between The Trafalgar Tavern and Greenwich Power Station it is a wonderful stucco fronted structure with castellated parapet and central clock tower. Ordinarily closed to the public we were lucky this weekend to get a rare glimpse of the interior of Trinity Hospital.
The inaugural World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research Conference was held in Greenwich. With delegates from over 37 countries the conference was truly an international event. We were delighted that so many of the participants joined the tour yesterday morning.
Visitors enjoying Richard’s finale at the Royal Observatory
What a great day with the members of the Edmonton Retirement Group . From the moment they got off the coach there was laughter and fun . They were full of praise for the tour of the Painted Hall and Queens House and all enjoyed their fish and chip lunch . In the afternoon a number went onto the Cutty Sark , whilst other brave members coped with the heat and walked with me up the hill for a talk about the Observatory and the Park . Everyone went home happy .
On the 10th July we had the pleasure of giving a number of art students from Kingston University a tour of the Queens House looking at both the architecture and some of the significant art works . The students who came from all over the world had some great questions and we received excellent feedback .
A wonderful view from Cutty Sark with the city in the background. She is up for a prestigious National Lottery Award so you have until the 24th July at Midnight to vote for her on either 0844 836 9695 or log on to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.
Taken from Cutty Sark's deck
Blessed with superb weather for the SHADARA group coming in from Kent. Particularly impressed with the Cutty Sark and newly restored Painted Hall. The lunch went down well and over 40 people enjoyed the tour.
The Old Royal Naval College
Cutty Sark in the final stages of completion
Great to see the Henry Moore piece back in the Park. It’s been sorely missed.