Home of Greenwich Mean Time, the Meridian line and rich with maritime history, Greenwich remains a tourist hot-spot, particularly for those with young children, with Greenwich Park and the Cutty Sark remaining two major drawing points. Its small-town feel and proximity to Canary Wharf and central London makes it appealing to young families and city-workers as one often forgets they are in the middle of a major metropolis when wandering the streets of the area.
The waterfront has been revamped and in the summer months is crowded with tourists and Londoners alike, sitting on restaurant terraces and rooftops, soaking in the atmosphere. The weekend market is chock full of small crafts, toys, clothing and food stalls offering a different take on the typical London souvenirs and the Coach & Horses pub, within the market itself, offers a resting point for a quick pint before tackling the hills of Greenwich Park.
The Millennium Dome, now known as the O2 Centre, has helped to revitalize the area northeast of Greenwich proper, offering not just a venue for major concerts and entertainment, but housing a nightclub, cinema, and a variety of restaurants.