Greenwich

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The other day I went to Greenwich (pronounced as ɡrɛnɪdʒ)! It is a borough in south east London, it feels like a tiny village and it is a bit far from the central but definitely worth a visit. There is a huge park with a hill, and from the top of the hill you can see London’s skyline with Hoxton and Shoreditch to the left and Canary Wharf to the right.

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In the middle of the park it is a house called Queen’s House, it is the very first house in England with an Italian design and architecture! Inside there a lot of paintings of royalties, it is also free entry!

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There is also a market where you can find clothes, food and craft work! They have nice and fresh juice as well!

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Greenwich is by the Thames so a lot of tourists go here by boat from Westminster Pier, by that route you get to see a lot of London.

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If you do not want to take boat to Greenwich you can take the DLR to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich or bus 188 towards North Greenwich! Greenwich is such a nice place just to chill or have picnic at and it is perfect now when spring and summer finally is approaching!

xoxo Frida

 

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Barbican Centre Conservatory

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The very first tip of mine is Barbican Centre Conservatory! Barbican Centre is like a cultural centre with art exhibitions, theatre, library and a conservatory! The conservatory is on floor 4 and it is like a mini botanical garden where you can have afternoon tea (needs to be booked in advance) or just look at different kind of plants like banan trees or coffee plants.

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In the windows you can see a lot of newly planted plants, baby plants!

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The conservatory is only open to the public on Sundays and it is free entry. It is quite big with three rooms, one for the afternoon tea, one with a pond and the third room is a room full of cactuses!

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The easiest way to get here is to take underground to Barbican, Moorgate or St Paul’s. You can also take the bus to Central Street, Beech Street, Silk Street or Finchley Square. Their opening hours are 12 – 5 pm with last entry at 4:30 pm.

It can be quite busy so I recommend to be there when they open. A lot of people are walking around with cameras, having mini photoshoots, so do bring your camera as well!

xoxo Frida