Greenwich FAQs:


Q: Is Greenwich notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time?

A: Yes.

Q: Was Greenwich only a fishing town?

A: Yes, and with a safe anchorage in the river.

Q: Is Greenwich also served by the Docklands Light Railway?

A: Yes, and with services from Greenwich and Cutty Sark to Lewisham, Canary Wharf, Stratford and Bank.

Q: Is Greenwich served by two National Rail stations?

A: Yes, and Greenwich and Maze Hill.

Q: Is Greenwich bordered by Deptford Creek and Deptford to the west?

A: Yes, the former industrial centre of the Greenwich Peninsula and the residential area of Westcombe Park to the east; the River Thames to the north; and the A2 and Blackheath to the south.

Q: Is Greenwich served by several Transport for London bus services which links it with areas including Catford?

A: Yes, and Central London, Elephant and Castle, Eltham, Lewisham, Peckham, New Cross, Sidcup, Thamesmead, Waterloo and Woolwich.

Q: Is Greenwich also served by North Greenwich tube station which is on the northern tip of the district as well as the whole surrounding borough?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Greenwich a hybrid: the spirit of Nelson?

A: Yes, and the Cutty Sark, the Maritime Museum, an industrial waterfront and a number of elegant houses, ripe for development.

Q: Is Greenwich celebrated in the 20th century?

A: Yes, and with the siting of the Cutty Sark and Gipsy Moth IV next to the river front, and the National Maritime Museum in the former buildings of the Royal Hospital School in 1934.

Q: Is Greenwich built on a broad platform to the south of the outside of a broad meander in the River Thames?

A: Yes, and with a safe deep water anchorage lying in the river.

Q: Is Greenwich covered by the Greenwich West and Peninsula wards of the London Borough of Greenwich?

A: Yes, and which was formed in 1965 by merging the former Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich with that part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich which lay south of The Thames.

Q: Was Greenwich divided into the registration subdistricts of Greenwich East and Greenwich West from the beginning of civil registration in 1837?

A: Yes, and the boundary running down what is now Greenwich Church Street and Crooms Hill, although more modern references to "East" and "West" Greenwich probably refer to the areas east and west of the Royal Naval College and National Maritime Museum corresponding with the West Greenwich council ward.

Q: Was Greenwich added to the list of World Heritage Sites?

A: Yes, for the concentration and quality of buildings of historic and architectural interest.