Only a short distance from London is one of the most historic sites in the UK – Greenwich. With links to a fascinating maritime history, the most famous Tudor monarchs and time itself, this is an area well worth visiting especially while you are on your vacation staying in Aparthotels London.
Only at Greenwich, you actually say you have stood on time. This is the location of the spot from where time is recorded each day, and the lines of latitude and longitude are drawn. It is the home of the Prime Meridian. Climb the Greenwich Hill to the Observatory and see the line in the earth which marks the Prime Meridian. You can even take a photo of yourself standing across it!
From Greenwich Hill you can also enjoy some spectacular views around the area, and the great snaking line of the Thames river close by. Greenwich was one of the historic homes of the Royal Navy, and visiting the Old Royal Naval College is an incredible experience. One of the most famous rooms in the College is the Painted Chapel which has been compared to the Michaelanglo’s Sistine Chapel. Like the Sistine Chapel, the ceiling in the Painted Chapel is completely adorned with superb paintings which took the artist many years to complete. If the Old Royal Naval College buildings look a little familiar, don’t be surprised. These are some of the most photographed buildings in the country and have appeared in numerous films such as Les Miserables and Sherlock Holmes The Game of Thrones. Stroll around the grounds and enjoy the beautiful scenery which is a World Heritage site.
Head out of your Presidential Apartments Kensington and stop off in the Maritime Museum to investigate Britain’s maritime past with ships and artifacts dating back many hundreds of years. Discover what life was like sailing in the only tea clipper left in the world. The Cutty Sark was once the fastest ship on the seas. Alternatively investigate the mysteries of the universe within the Planetarium Dome and travel into the heart of the sun.
If aviation is your interest, then try the Emirates Aviation Experience where you can book a 30-minute session in an Airbus flight simulator to try your hand at landing and taking off a plane, at any airport in the world. You can even choose your weather conditions and time of day!
Fancy some shopping? Greenwich has many pretty little shops selling everything from gifts to antiques. There are also some good pubs such as the Cutty Sark which are ideal for relaxing with a drink for an hour or so. There are many Holiday Apartments London as well that give visitors a lavish tour with comfortable stay.