Monday, October 27, 2008

Greenwich Town

Greenwich is best known for its maritime history and giving its name to Greenwich Mean Time and Greenwich Meridian ( O Longitude). Greenwich is located in South East London on the South Bank of the River Thames.

Greenwich Town was the site of the Royal Palace from the 15th century and was the birthplace of several members of the House of Tudor including King Henry the VIII and Elizabeth I. This palace was destroyed during the English Civil War and was rebuilt as the Royal Naval Hospital which subsequently became the Royal Naval College in 1873. However in 1998 , these buildings became a part of the Greenwich Foundation.

Old Royal Naval College from the Banks of the River Thames

View of the Chapel Entrance

1 comment:

  1. Interesting facts about Grenwich. The pictures too are nice