Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site

Key to the map ↓
  1. 1 St Alfege
  2. 2 Greenwich Market
  3. 3 Cutty Sark
  4. 4 Old Royal Naval College
  5. 5 National Maritime Museum
  6. 6 The Queen’s House
  7. 7 Royal Observatory
  8. 8 Protected panoramic view
  9. 9 Ranger’s House
  • World Heritage Site boundary
  • World Heritage Site buffer zone

Welcome to Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, where internationally significant architecture and landscape, artistic achievement, scientific endeavour and royal association come together to tell the story of Britain at sea, and of world time-keeping, navigation and exploration.

Outstanding Universal Value

Key features or ‘attributes’ of Outstanding Universal Value

Quoted in history

Greenwich began as a Saxon village. It was called green wic (the word wic meant a port). So from the beginning it was a place where ships and boats were tied up.

A brief history of Greenwich Tim Lambert

It was just 'Greenwich' and everyone in the world knew it.

A Twenties Boyhood Jim Hertford

Certainly there is nothing lovelier at Versailles.


And thence by coach to Greenwich church, where a good sermon, a fine church, and a great company of handsome women....

Samuel Pepys, 1660