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London - Greenwich


Enjoy the great sights along the River Thames with City Cruises, as you make your way to the outdoor skating rinks, for some winter fun.

Passengers can alight at Westminster Pier for Somerset House Ice Rink, which is located in the romantic 18th century courtyard. London Eye Pier will drop you right on the doorstep of the capital’s newest addition to its ice skating facilities*. Finally Tower Pier is the stop of choice for the Tower of London Ice Rink, which is situated in the moat beneath the grand outer wall of Her Majesty’s Fortress, overlooking the Thames.

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Maritime Greenwich,

Come and explore the famous market and quirky shops, packed full with Christmas treasures; meet Santa and his helpers in their grotto; enjoy a Christmas concert or superb musical pantomime and see a new ‘window' opening each day as the living Advent Calendar is revealed. Or simply relax and unwind in the many pubs and restaurants around the town, many now serving special Christmas menus.

10.00 - 18.00
Greenwich Market Shoppers can soak up the special atmosphere while browsing the stunning array of stalls all offering unique and interesting gift ideas; the market is also home to a quirky collection of interesting and unusual shops open seven days a week with 8pm closing for many on Thursdays. Choose from jewellery, handbags, fashions, beauty treats, collectors' items, speciality food gifts and arts and crafts made by local designer makers (

Santa will also be in his magical grotto at Greenwich Market over the weekends leading up to Christmas - apart from occasional breaks to feed Rudolph and his other reindeers.

Maritime Greenwich's many attractions will be open to visitors over the festive period including the Chapel and Painted Hall within the Old Royal Naval College; the National Maritime Museum, which also takes in the Queen's House, Royal Observatory and the Peter Harrison Planetarium; the Fan Museum, St Alfege Church and Wernher Collection at the Ranger's House.

Maritime Greenwich is easily reached via the Docklands Light Railway alighting at Cutty Sark, or the Southeastern rail service from London Bridge; alternatively visitors can travel by boat to Greenwich Pier. The Christmas programme will vary from day to day; for full details visit Information about travel to Greenwich, local attractions and accommodation suggestions can be found at or telephone the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre on 0870 608 2000.

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