Greenwich is a district in the south of London. It is home to the O2 arena, London’s most beautiful royal park and the longitude zero. This whole area is a dream destination for everyone who is interested in early, English history. There are multiple places and sights worth visiting when you are in this pretty town. The National Maritime Museum would be a great first stop exploring over 2 million objects in its collections.We first went to the Cutty Sark, which is the world’s largest surviving tea clipper. She was one of the last clippers to be built and considered to be really fast. It is fascinating to know, that this ship has travelled around the globe multiple times. There are only three remaining original construction clipper ships built in the nineteenth century.
Another famous place in Greenwich certainly is the Prime Meridian of the world, Longitude Zero (0°0`0”). There is no place on this planet which isn’t measured in terms of its angle east or west from this line. It was established by Sir George Airy in 1851. By 1884 already two-thirds of all ships and tonnage used it as the reference on their maps. Due to its popularity, a conference selected the meridian passing trough Greenwich as the official prime meridian.
The royal “House of Delight”, known as: The Queen’s House Greenwich is a stunning building. Not only its architecture is one of a kind but there also are a few legends about a little ghost surrounding this unique landmark.
Our last stop was the main event of this trip: The graduation at Greenwich University. Simona, who volunteers for the Dementia Café, graduated on Friday 21.07.17. The school has been named as one of the “most international” universities on the planet and in terms of student satisfaction their hard work has paid of too. It is one of London’s largest universities, which has proud tradition in education dating back to 125 years ago. The amazingly arranged Campus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A popular newspaper called the “Independent” titled the University as “more breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV”.
Each and every single one of these astonishing places make Greenwich the lovely city it is. It is for sure a place I am going to visit again and learn more about.
From all of us at The Dementia Café we wish Simona many Congratulations on her graduation and receiving her Bachelors Degree. Well done Simona, You did it!