River Thames


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Thames Path
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Old Father Thames - The River Thames

Welcome to the Royal River Thames

The River Thames (Old Father Thames)

200 miles of River, 2,000+ years of History; 4 World Heritage sites
Royal Palaces: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Tower of London

Greenwich: The Prime Meridian of the World and Greenwich Mean Time;

Runnymede - birthplace of democracy; Oxford & the Golden Spires;

London: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe
Rotherhithe where the Pilgrim Fathers boarded the Mayflower
9 of the Top 10 UK visitor attractions and the Millennium Wheel

Greenwich England is where East meets West at the Greenwich Meridian (0 Longitude); World Time is set Greenwich Mean Time. Remember the new millennium started in 2001.

Greenwich lies on the River Thames, a few minutes by rail or tube, or a short river cruise from central London.  If you want to visit Greenwich and information on visiting London, England.  There is the famous Cutty Sark to visit and the Royal Naval College.  Just down river is the Thames Barrier which is close to London City Airport

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).  For information on astronomy visit Greenwich Star

The London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park every Spring.

Greenwich has a long heritage; it was the birth place of King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) and Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen).  All the English monarchs can be found at Royal History.

It has seen many famous visitors from Peter the Great through Charles Dickens to Bob Hope.  This and a lot more in Greenwich Past.

For information on all the other places in the world called Greenwich including Greenwich Village, New York City, USA then visit Greenwich Town.

Visit the Greenwich Book Shelf where you can buy titles old and new.

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