Greenwich: Where Time Begins

    16 May 2016
    Clock 45min      Length1mi
    17 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Cutty Sark, Queen's House, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Catch the Docklands Light Railway to Island Gardens Station and ascend to the road.

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment

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    The tour chooses a beautiful route starting on the northern side of the river and takes you across to Greenwich. It happened to be a beautiful summer evening when the shallow was long and light soft. Brian’s voice and knowledge were perfect to roam around Greenwich. I took Brian’s advice and took the ferry back to the city - best decision!

    Posted by Yao , about 1 year ago

    Thanks for your kind comments, Yao, and i am glad you enjoyed the walk. I was there this morning taking a group around the beautifully restored Painted Hall. Always a pleasure to visit Greenwich especialy when the sun is shining

    Brian Route Creator , about 1 year ago
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    Hi Rob. Thanks for letting us know! We've replaced the broken file.


    Posted by Lauren , over 4 years ago

    Great tour, but the colonade audio is broken. Can you fix it please?

    Posted by Rob Stevens , over 4 years ago

    to clarify, colonnade won't download.

    Rob Stevens , over 4 years ago

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