On this walk you will learn how Greenwich Mean Time (or GMT) became the standard from which all the world's times are worked out. You will hear of the murder of an Archbishop by the Vikings in the 9th Century and discover Queen Elizabeth's Oak Tree, where Henry VIII is said to have cavorted with Anne Boleyn, resulting in the birth of England's iconic queen. Visiting the Painted Hall you will hear the macabre story of Lord Nelson's corpse and the brandy which was supposed to preserve it.
Royal Naval Hospital, Cutty Sark, Queen's House, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory
Catch the Docklands Light Railway to Island Gardens Station and ascend to the road.
Places to stop along the way:
Cutty Sark, Discover Greenwich Museum, Painted Hall, Chapel, Queen's House, Royal Observatory
Best time of day:
Any time during the day.
Keep an eye on your possessions at all times.
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