Queen's House, Greenwich

Built between 1616 and 1635 by Inigo Jones, this former royal residence is one of the most important buildings in British architecture, being the first consciously classical building to be constructed in the country.

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West India Dock
The West India Docks were once the largest dock in the world as the majority of the trade undertaken by the British Empire was handled through here.
Greenwich
It's a borough in London, on the banks of the River Thames, home to the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory and well known for its maritime history.
Mudchute Park and Farm
Located in East London on the Ise of Dogs, the 30+ acre park includes farm animals and horses and is used for educational and communal purposes.
The Royal Observatory
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the historic home of British astronomy, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the world-famous Meridian Line.
Ranger's House
This Georgian Villa was the Greenwich Park's Ranger residence for most of the 19th century and a Grade I listed building.
Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark is one of the world's most famous and historic ships, permanently docked in Greenwich, and a key attraction in the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

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Greenwich UNESCO Heritage: Private Full Day Tour in a London Taxi

Discover the timeless charm of Greenwich, a gem from history that carries contemporary charm. This full day tour invites you to discover the stories of maritime adventures, royal intrigues and artistic excellence, while enjoying your surroundings and the comfort of an iconic London Taxi!

On your private full-day tour, you will:

  • Begin your adventure with fascinating tales and sights as you travel to Greenwich;
  • Pass by Rotherhithe where the Mayflower first set sail on its famous pilgrim's mission; 
  • Your first stop is the legendary Cutty Sark, with tickets included for an escorted visit inside this marvel of engineering, where you can walk beneath the ship and hear all about its past;
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along Greenwich’s scenic riverside, taking in the sights and sounds of this historic area;
  • Experience the grandeur of Greenwich as you pass by the historic Greenwich Palace, also known as the Palace of Placentia and home to the artistic masterpiece of the Painted Hall, 
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Greenwich Market and wander through the eclectic mix of stalls, filled with unique crafts, delicious food, and curiosities; 
  • Continue your journey with a drive to Greenwich Park for spectacular views of London’s skyline and get a glimpse of the National Maritime Museum;
  • Visit the Royal Observatory and witness the iconic time ball drop, a tradition that has marked Greenwich Mean Time for centuries;
  • Step inside the elegant Queen’s House to admire the stunning architecture and art collection that make this former royal residence a true masterpiece. 

Our full-day driving tour starts with a comfort pickup in an iconic London Taxi for a journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Greenwich. En route, swing by the Mayflower Pub, a hidden gem, surrounded by cobbled streets, and spot the original 1620 mooring point of the vessel which transported the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. 

Step aboard the legendary Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and embark on a 45-minute escorted visit. Immerse yourself in history as you marvel at the ship’s unique design, and hear the stories of her voyages.

Enjoy a short walk along the charming riverside as you make your way to the historic Royal Greenwich Park, where 17th-century landscapes frame spectacular views across the River Thames to London’s modern skyline, alongside the statue of General James Woolf.

Your accredited cabbie-guide will tell you the spine-chilling stories of Greenwich, including two bombings in the park - one even featured in an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. 

Stroll through historic Greenwich Market, first opened in 1737, a chance to pick up some gift shopping or even stock up on some sweet treats. Your Guide will tell the stories of St. Alfege Church, where an Archbishop of Canterbury was martyred at the altar. 

After a delectable lunch (cost of lunch not included), visit the Royal Observatory, home to the world-famous Meridian Line where you can have a souvenir picture with a foot in the west and one foot in the east. This must-see attraction also houses the Great Equatorial Telescope, the world’s earliest public time signal the Time Ball, and be mesmerised by the panoramic views of London through the Camera Obscura.

At Queen's House, Britain’s first-ever classical building and masterpiece of 17th-century architecture, take a step back in time to the birthplace of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Enjoy views fit for royalty across the lawns to the riverbank, and fans of the Netflix blockbuster Bridgerton will recognise the elegant colonnades as a filming location.

End your memorable day with a comfortable trip to your hotel in London, reflecting on the unique experiences.

This full-day tour of Greenwich promises a perfect blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, providing an immersive and engaging experience for all. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of art, or simply seeking an escape, this tour has something special for everyone.  

Please note: Guides are not allowed to guide inside venues but they will escort you during the visit. 

Bridgerton Filming Locations in Greenwich: Private Half-Day Tour
Whether you’re a die-hard Bridgerton enthusiast or simply an Anglophile looking for a day exploring another historic pocket of London, Greenwich Village awaits you with historic buildings, cobblestone roads, and one of London’s most spectacular parks
Greenwich played host to several Bridgerton filming locations to recreate Regency England and it's the perfect place to spend a day discovering an area steeped in history and rich in culture, home to the  Prime Meridian of the World.

On this Bridgerton Filming Locations tour, you will:

  • Enjoy a guided 30 min river boat ride from central London to Greenwich where you will enjoy great London views from the water
  • Tour historic Greenwich with an expert local guide and Bridgerton enthusiast
  • Discover the show’s most recognisable exterior set: Ranger House, which served as the façade for the Bridgerton home
  • Explore the Queen’s House, used to film the interiors of Spencer House in the show
  • Walk the picturesque colonnades on either side of the Queen's house that you may recognise as the place where Lord Berbrooke fights the Duke of Hastings in episode two
  • Visit the Royal Observatory, and stand in one of the most famous places on earth: the Prime Meridian Line, where time begins!
  • Enjoy unrivalled views of London from the top of the hill in Greenwich Park.

Your tour begins with a river boat ride, a favourite way for Londoners to commute, and enjoy some of the city’s most iconic sites from the famous River Thames – including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and the Globe Theatre

Upon arriving in Greenwich, you will visit the Queen’s House which has been at the centre of Royal life for hundreds of years. Most famous for its architecture and beautiful spiral staircase, the house is also known for its magnificent art collection, including works by Gainsborough, Turner, and Hogarth.  

From there, wander through beautiful Greenwich Park, for fantastic views of the city. Your guide will then show you the iconic Bridgerton homeRanger House, where you can imagine yourself as one of the numerous Bridgerton siblings, living in Regency England, while also learning about the real purpose of Ranger House. 

Finally, step into the Royal Greenwich Observatory, an astronomical observatory and, until its closure in 1998, the oldest scientific research institution in Great Britain. In the mid-18th century, the Nautical Almanac established the longitude of Greenwich as the baseline for time calculations, and a hundred years later, it became the Earth’s prime meridian (0° longitude).

Your tour finishes in Greenwich, where you can choose to return to Central London with your guide or spend more time exploring Greenwich at your own pace. 

Should you wish to stay in Greenwich after your tour finishes, your guide will give you tips on where to eat and what to visit and give you your return boat ticket, which is valid all day. 
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