Greenwich is an area of South East London, 5.5 miles east-southeast of Charing Cross, with an estimated population of around 30,000.
Notable for its maritime history, lending its name to the Greenwich Meridian, it’s also the location for the measure of Greenwich meantime—the mean solar time for the United Kingdom.
Greenwich houses the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and the Old Royal Naval College; this was Sir Christopher Wren’s famously domed work at the centre of the heritage site.
Greenwich hosts a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula known as The O2 that includes an indoor arena, a music club, cinema, exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It is built predominantly within the former Millennium Dome. The Millennium Dome was originally built to house the Millennium Experience, an exhibition celebrating the beginning of the 3rd millennium.