Nosso encontrinho começou em Waterloo, com direito a um almocinho em Carnaby Street e depois seguimos para uma tarde super gostosa vendo o que Greenwich oferece de melhor:
– Cutty Sack
The fastest sailing ship of her day, the Cutty Sark was launched in Scotland in 1869 and sailed initially on the tea route to China. Later she brought back wool from Australia. She has been in dry dock in Greenwich since 1954 and has recently undergone a complete conservation process. The ship was re-opened to the public by the Queen on 25 April 2012.
– Old Royal Naval College
Built on the site of the Tudor palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, this is one of the country’s finest examples of Baroque landscape. It was designed by some of the greatest architects of the day including Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh. The beautiful Chapel and the magnificent Painted Hall, where Nelson’s body lay in state after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar, are open daily.
This perfectly proportioned Palladian house designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones is the splendid setting for an art gallery displaying part of the National Maritime Museum’s extensive collection of naval portraits and seascapes, as well as paintings of Greenwich. These include Canaletto’s view of the Old Royal Naval College, a scene virtually unchanged since the 18th century.
– Greenwich Park
London’s oldest enclosed Royal Park, Greenwich Park is situated on a hilltop with impressive views of Greenwich and across the River Thames to Canary Wharf, The O2, the City of London and beyond. A small herd of Fallow deer live in the wilderness near Blackheath gate and there are beautiful rose, flower and herb gardens and a large children’s playground. The Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and the Meridian line. Parts of the Park will be closed during 2012 when it becomes one of the venues for the London
– Royal Observatory Greenwich
Founded as a scientific institution for navigational research by Charles II in 1675, the Observatory is the home of the world’s Prime Meridian – longitude 0° – and of Greenwich Mean Time. The clocks developed by John Harrison to determine longitude at sea are among the Observatory’s most treasured possessions. Next door is the Peter Harrison Planetarium, a state-of-the-art facility housed in a contemporary new building.
– Greenwich Market
Londoners love Greenwich Market and you will too! A unique mix of stalls, including lots of designer-makers, specialise in jewellery, clothing, art, hats, vintage clothes, cards, fashion, antiques, bric-a-brac and plenty of delicious street food. Come and spend an afternoon, or a morning, or even a day!
Open 10.00-5.30. Tuesdays-Sundays
Informações sobre os textos acima: http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/
E finalizamos no The O2 Arena
The O2, visually typeset in branding as The O2, is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium; as such, The Domeremains a name in common usage for the venue.
It is often referred by various names: the O2 Dome; the O2 Centre, which properly refers to an unrelated shopping centre on Finchley Road; or The O2 Arena, which properly refers to a smaller indoor arena within The O2. Naming rights to the district were purchased by O2 plc (now Telefónica Europe plc) from its developers, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), during the development of the district. AEG owns the long-term lease on the O2 Arena and surrounding leisure space.
From the closure of the original “Millennium Experience” exhibition occupying the site, several possible ways of reusing the Millennium Dome’s shell were proposed and then rejected. The official renaming of the Dome in 2005 gave publicity to its transition into an entertainment district. The Dome’s shell itself remained in site, but its interior and the area around North Greenwich Station, the QE2 pier and the main entrance area were completely redeveloped.
The area is served by North Greenwich tube station, which was opened just before the millennium exhibition, on the Jubilee Line, and by busroutes. Thames Clippers operate a river boat service for London River Services; the present tenants, AEG, purchased Thames Clippers in order to provide river links between central London and The O2. As well as a commuter service, Thames Clippers also operates the O2 Express service.
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Mi nosso diazinho foi dez!!!!!