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Greenwich, London, England

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Greenwich is a town, now part of the southeastern suburbs of London in the postcode district SE10, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Sites of interest The Royal Greenwich Observatory is located in Greenwich and the Prime Meridian passes through the building. Greenwich Mean Time was at one time based on the time observations made at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, before being superseded by Coordinated Universal Time. While Greenwich no longer hosts a working astronomical observatory, a ball still drops daily to mark the exact moment of noon, and there is a good museum of astronomical and navigational tools.

The observatory is situated in Greenwich Park[?], which used to be the grounds of Placentia[?], the Royal Palace in Greenwich. At the bottom of the park is the National Maritime Museum[?] which also includes the Queen's House[?]. It is free to visit all these buildings.

The Cutty Sark (a clipper ship) is moored in a dry dock by the river.

The Millennium Dome was built on a disused British Gas site here. It is next to North Greenwich tube station[?], about three miles from Greenwich town centre, north of Charlton[?].

The University of Greenwich[?] and the Trinity College of Music[?] are now based in the former Naval College buildings[?] between Greenwich Park and the river. These buildings were designed by Sir Christopher Wren and include the Painted Hall[?], painted by James Thornhill and St Paul's Chapel[?]. These are also open to the public for free.

By the Cutty Sark, there is a pedestrian tunnel to the Isle of Dogs. This comes out in Island Gardens[?], from where the famous view of Greenwich Hospital[?] painted by Canaletto can be seen.

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