n our series of spotlighting some of the most popular neighbourhoods in London, within easy reach of Dolphin Square and Pimlico, we’re taking a look at one of London’s most famous boroughs drenched in maritime history: Greenwich. Overlooking the River Thames and occupying one of South London’s most attractive areas, Greenwich has remained quite the presence in Central London.
We wrote this guide with the aim to highlight why staying in serviced apartments near Greenwich guarantees you access to world-class attractions and Royal heritage in the heart of London. Join us in getting to know Greenwich on a more personal level and find out why choosing a Dolphin Square Serviced Apartment will conveniently place you amongst all of the action
At a glance: Greenwich
Greenwich is in the southeast of London and is famous for being the site of the Meridian Line, or longitude 0º. When measuring longitude, the Meridian is the benchmark against which all measurements are made. Alongside its strong ties and naval roots, Greenwich is the destination for visitors sharting interests in world heritage and architecture dating back to the 1600s.
Greenwich is also home to a handful of great markets where you’ll find stalls and shops selling all sorts of arts, crafts, artefacts, clothes, and more. There’s a food market too where you can grab a plate of almost any cuisine you can think of: all at competitive prices.
Things to do around Greenwich: What to see and do
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Greenwich Park is one of London’s most visited green spaces offering iconic views across the city. Boasting 17th-century landscapes, well-kept gardens, and tranquil flower beds, Greenwich Park is a favourite spot for locals and visitors to relax. There’s plenty to explore in the park including the General Wolfe Statue, The Queen’s Orchard, Greenwich Park Playground, and the Wilderness Deer Park.
Known for its rich maritime history, the National Maritime Museum houses a collection of more than two million items including paintings, navigational instruments, public records, as well as ship models and plans. The museum was officially established in 1934 and continues to educate visitors about all things sea and navigation.
Without a doubt, The O2 arena is one of London’s most recognised buildings. The multi-purpose indoor area has the second-highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom (beaten by the Manchester Arena up north). As one can expect, there’s always something going on at The O2 and if you’re in the area, a visit to a show, exhibition, or just a snoop around is a must. Want to take your visit to the next level? Climb The O2 and soak in the views of London’s skyline.
Restaurants in Greenwich
Jones & Sons
A modern British restaurant serving up classic dishes with stylish surroundings, enjoy a bite to eat with a friendly atmosphere any day of the week. A visit to Jones & Sons is not to be missed if you’re looking for something to satisfy the palate. The food here not only tastes and looks good, but each dish is also complemented by the restaurant’s selection of wine and cocktails. Popular choices include the Sunday roast and the famous weekend brunch - be sure to book ahead of your trip as bookings tend to fill up weeks in advance.
Buffalo American Grill & TexMex
If your tastebuds are looking for exciting new flavours, the menu at Buffalo American Grill & TexMex will fulfil your search. Alongside Mexican favourites including fajitas and enchiladas, feast on deliciously grilled meats and tackle your choice of burger with a side of fries and a selection of dips. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a dessert for a well-rounded meal.
With availability for private dining, Gaucho at the O2 Arena serves as the ultimate location to chow down on Argentine food and wine. Lavish backdrops include a sunken cocktail bar and a mind-blowing balcony dining lounge that take this establishment to the next level. No matter what the occasion, whether a leisurely pre-show lunch, business event or celebration, Gaucho will ensure a show-stopping dining experience.
Greenwich pubs and bars
TOCA Social Greenwich
Settle rivalries at TOCA Social Greenwich as you take on friends and family in the beautiful game of football. Alongside world-class food and drink which features twists from around the world, enjoy this interactive football and dining experience in the heart of London. Play games like Atom Splitter and Striker as you hit targets, earn points and trump your opposition to see who reigns supreme.
All Bar One
Located at the O2 in London, All Bar One is all about getting people to meet and celebrate life over tasty food and drinks. With a menu that includes grazing favourites, tapas and “scroll-stopping cocktails”, there’s something for everyone. Kick start your evening in Greenwich with some pre-party bubbles.
Craft beer, pizza and wings, where do we sign up? The Crown is one of Greenwich’s hotspot pubs for big-screen sports and the chance to catch your favourite games in HD on the weekend. With an expert team on hand to look after their customers, the atmosphere is cosy, welcoming, and never disappoints. Dogs are welcome at The Crown where staff may offer a treat or two for the furry friends.
Greenwich parks and green spaces
Greenwich Park is one of the country’s finest green spaces. Paths line hills and wind through thickets of trees, leading visitors around boating ponds, past swing parks, through beautiful gardens, and past the Royal Observatory: another great place to visit if you’re interested in the cosmos. As briefly mentioned earlier, be sure to check out the Wilderness Deer Park and The Queen’s Orchard.
Transport in Greenwich
Travel by Mainline Stations
You can travel around Greenwich via mainline stations with connections to neighbourhoods which include Woolwich, Lewisham, Canary Wharf, Poplar and Deptford. There are three mainline stations located in Greenwich:
- Woolwich Arsenal Railway Station
- Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station
- Plumstead Railway Station
Travel by London Underground
If you want to travel by the London Underground, there are two stations located in Greenwich, serviced by the Jubilee line. Both stations are in Zone 1.
- North Greenwich Tube Station
- New Cross Tube Station
Travel by Bus
A number of buses operate through Greenwich. London bus routes include:
- 129: Service between Greenwich, Cutty Sark and North Greenwich Station
- 177: Service between Peckham Bus Station and Thamesmead Town Centre
- 180: Service between Belvedere and Lewisham Shopping Centre
- 188: Service between North Greenwich Bus Station and Russell Square
- 199: Service between Bellingham and Canada Water Bus Station
- 286: Service between Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Sidcup, Queen Mary’s Hospital
- 386: Service between Blackheath Village and Woolwich
- N1: Service between Thamesmead and Tottenham Court Road
- N199: Service between St Mary Cray and Trafalgar Square
Visit Transport for London to get full travel times and schedules.
How to get from Greenwich to Pimlico
It takes about 40 minutes to get from Greenwich to Pimlico. As well as the tube you’ve also got the option to take the riverboat from Greenwich Pier. The riverboat is a fantastic way to see the city, with the Thames offering unparalleled views of many famous sites. If you’ve got a little longer to spare we recommend taking the ride.
Dolphin Square Serviced Apartments near Greenwich
Conveniently located in Central London, on the River Thames, and just a short journey from Greenwich, Dolphin Square apartments are the go-to choice for professionals who want to relish in the perks of this great city. By choosing a serviced apartment at Dolphin Square, this incredible location gives you easy access to some of the most popular neighbourhoods in London.
Moreover, your time will be well spent with the flexibility to explore the capital in more detail, and less time spent stressing over the hassle of getting around London and completely scuppering your day’s plans.
A serviced apartment at Dolphin Square comes with spectacular guest amenities including a fitness centre, swimming pool, Moroccan Spa, shopping arcade and beautifully manicured gardens. There are also excellent Events and Meeting Rooms available to hire for functions of all shapes and sizes. Our serviced apartments also have flexible terms - so if you need to extend your stay for unforeseen circumstances this process is simple, and you won’t have to uproot and relocate once your original booking comes to an end.
Book your stay with us on your next trip to Greenwich
If you’re planning a visit to London, we’d love to host you at Dolphin Square. After exploiting what this wonderful city has to offer, feel assured you can come home to one of our prestigious serviced apartments in the heart of the capital. We’re conveniently located on the River Thames, with fantastic access to other parts of Central London.
Take a look at our range of modern Serviced Apartments and if you want to find out more about Dolphin Square, you can get in touch with our expert team on 020 7798 8591. We look forward to welcoming you to Dolphin Square, London’s most distinguished address.