Greenwich in South East London lies on the south bank of the River Thames around five miles from the city centre. It is connected by regular train services from central London stations, the Docklands Light Railway and the Jubilee Line and is around 20 minutes' travel from the city centre. Bus and river boat services also serve Greenwich. Greenwich forms the hub of a borough that is home to around 254,557 people.
The Emirates Air Line provides a cable car service across the Thames at Greenwich, or you could try the pedestrian tunnel which runs under the river, to connect the north and south banks.
Local landmarks include the fine old ship the Cutty Sark, recently restored after being gutted by fire, the elegant buildings of the Naval College and the green open space of Greenwich Park. On the hill overlooking the park stands the Royal Greenwich Observatory, home of the meridian from which Greenwich Meantime is measured. On Greenwich's northern peninsula, stands the huge dome of the O2 Arena, a concert venue which can accommodate up to 20,000 people. Other local amenities include the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich University and Greenwich Theatre.