The London Borough of Greenwich covers the areas of Greenwich, Woolwich, Eltham, Charlton and Plumstead. Greenwich itself is a small and fairly fashionable area beside the river. Greenwich village has a crafts market, a junk market, lots of second-hand bookshops, and lots of touristy shops selling expensive useless items. The tourists come to see the Royal Observatory, from where Greenwich Mean Time is calculated; the Cutty Sark, a famous 'tea clipper' sailing ship; the Gipsy Moth, (in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed round the world); the Queen's House (designed by Inigo Jones) and the National Maritime Museum. They also come to take boat trips up the Thames, and to walk through the Greenwich foot tunnel under the river. Also here is the Millennium Dome a notorious piece of bad planning originally designed as a major tourist attraction, now closed.

Greenwich Park, behind the Maritime Museum, is a particularly nice park to spend your time in, and I should know because I lived beside it for years. The Royal Observatory is inside the park, on top of a high hill from which you can see right across the city on a clear day. The London Marathon starts here every year.