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

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

Samuel Pepys, 1660

Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of the world but that doesn't mean the line of longitude is the only notable thing about the area.

Time Out, 2014

The fact that so much is there, in so small a place, makes the whole area extraordinary.

Greenwich Charles Jennings

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

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