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 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

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

Samuel Pepys, 1660

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

Greenwich Charles Jennings

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

A Twenties Boyhood Jim Hertford

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