King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JWShow on map
Beautiful De Vere Venue Davenport House Hotel is located in Greenwich, South-East London. The hotel located on King William Walk, in a protected World Heritage Site area. Greenwich has mainline train and DLR... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
30 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9JNShow on map
Hotel Ibis Greenwich is a stylish, value for money, South-East London hotel. The hotel is located just off Greenwich High Road and is within walking distance of the royal park, the Maritime Museum and the... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
291 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NAShow on map
The Mitre Hotel is located in Greenwich, South London. This popular 3 star hotel is situated in the heart of Greenwich, which is serviced by excellent local, national and international transport links. With... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
Woodland Crescent, Greenwich, SE10 9UFShow on map
Cygnet House apartments are located in the Maze Hill area of Greenwich, South-East London. The area is ideal for anyone wishing to explore London with frequent transport links into the city centre and many... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
173 - 185 Greenwich High Rd, Greenwich, SE10 8JAShow on map
The 4-star Novotel Greenwich is ideally located to explore London, with excellent transport links and tourist attractions nearby. Central London is reachable within 20 minutes and there are train, bus, DLR and... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
Pelton Road, Greenwich, SE10 9ANShow on map
Chic London Apartment is a stylish apartment located in Maze Hill, South-East London. The area is surrounded by Greenwich and Blackheath, both of which have high speed transport links into London’s city... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
43-81 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8JLShow on map
Hotel Information This 3-Star modern hotel is 0.2 miles from Deptford Bridge station, which is on the Docklands Light Railway between Greenwich and Elverson Road stations. It is on the borders of Travelcard... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Bugsbys Way, Greenwich, SE10 0GDShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Greenwich Hotel is a contemporary hotel in South-East London. It is located close to Greenwich and the Docklands area. The hotel is near several transport links to the city centre and... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
9 Charlton Road, Greenwich, SE3 7EUShow on map
The 4-star Greenland Villa Bed and Breakfast is located in South-East London. Situated in green and leafy Blackheath, the hotel is ideally placed to explore nearby Greenwich and the Docklands. Greenland Villa... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near National Maritime Museum
Situated in the heart of the historic World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum is an informative day out in a beautiful setting. Between Greenwich Royal Park and the river Thames, the museum is easily reached from Central London, and can easily be combined with a trip to the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, or the many culinary or shopping delights of Greenwich.
Open since 1937, the National Maritime Museum is devoted to recording all aspects of Britains proud naval history. As an island nation, its ships have always been important to Brtiains self-identity, and to its position in the world, up until they maintained the largest empire that the world has ever seen.
Greenwich itself has a long and storied naval history. The docks in Greenwich have been used by the navy for hundreds of years, and, ever since the Royal Observatory was established there in 1675, it has been the location from which Greenwich Mean Time is calculated. Navigators across the globe set their timepieces according to the time in Greenwich.
The museum itself is free to enter, like all of Britains public museums, and holds more than 2 million items, including art, cartography, ship models and plans, and scientific instruments. Some exhibitions may have a separate entrance fee, however. The Queens House, the heart of the collection was designed by Inigo Jones, and the other buildings, including Flamsteed House, are great examples of baroque architecture. The whole site was refurbished in 1999, and, in combination with the nearby Royal Naval College and Royal Observatory they are worth walking around just to take in the buildings (which you may recognise from their appearances in many films).
The National Maritime Museum contains the Royal Observatory, and you can actually go and stand on the prime meridian, the line from which all of the worlds time is calculated. The observatory also contains Londons only planetarium, as well as the UKs largest refracting telescope. There is a charge to enter the observatory, but it is free to members of the NMM. To get to the observatory you will have to walk through Greenwich Royal Park, one of Londons most beautiful.
Getting to Greenwich could not be easier. The Cutty Sark station on the Docklands Light Railway takes you into the heart of Maritime Greenwich. You can get onto the DLR from many tube station, including Bank, Tower Gateway, and Stratford. There are mainline stations in Greenwich and Maze Hill, with overground services running from Charing Cross, Waterloo, Cannon Street, and London Bridge.
You could always, of course, come to Greenwich by boat, as many have throughout its history. Many sightseeing boats stop in Greenwich, and will allow you to disembark before returning later on.
However you choose to visit, the National Maritime Museum is glorious, informative, and key to understanding Britains complex, powerful past. It is a must-see for anyone looking to understand the countrys heritage, have a relaxing day in some of Londons most picturesque surroundings, or to see some of its best attractions.