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Book Review – Royal Greenwich: A History in Kings and Queens
Book Review – Royal Greenwich: A History in Kings and Queens

A new book takes an unusual look at how the history of the various palaces and buildings in Greenwich Park have been affected over the centuries by the attentions and inattentions of monarchs.

London’s Pocket Parks: St Alfege Park, SE10
London’s Pocket Parks: St Alfege Park, SE10

Greenwich is famous for its Royal Park, but right in the town centre is another park, hidden behind the church and surrounded by high walls.

Greenwich’s advent windows returns this year
Greenwich’s advent windows returns this year

With so many indoor events cancelled, here’s one that’s entirely outdoors – a wander around Greenwich looking at advent windows.

Tickets Alert: Fires, bells and spinning wheels
Tickets Alert: Fires, bells and spinning wheels

Tickets for three art installations for the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival are released at lunchtime today.

See the three Armada Portraits together for the first time
See the three Armada Portraits together for the first time

There is a painting of Queen Elizabeth that’s so well known, so famous, so literally iconic — that it can be a surprise to learn that it exists in real life.

Greenwich to get a full house of Queens
Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

For the first time ever, three famous paintings of Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portraits, are going on display together in the same place, at Queen’s House in Greenwich.

Admire the “Wedgwood chapel” in Greenwich
Admire the “Wedgwood chapel” in Greenwich

Behind a gray stone facade and up some plain steps can be found a riot of blue and gold — the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College.

Visit Greenwich’s Painted Hall
Visit Greenwich’s Painted Hall

Apart from the park, the observatory and the “replica” sailing ship, Greenwich is home to one of the grandest painted halls in the world.

See a green man parade through Deptford and Greenwich
See a green man parade through Deptford and Greenwich

On May Day — aka, Wed 1st May — a tall green man will walk around parts of South London.

The UK’s “Sistine Chapel” – Greenwich’s Painted Hall to reopen in March
The UK’s “Sistine Chapel” – Greenwich’s Painted Hall to reopen in March

After two years of being hidden from view under mountains of scaffolding, Greenwich’s magnificent Painted Hall is to reopen to the public in March.

The Fan Museum, Greenwich
The Fan Museum, Greenwich

Some of the best museums can be the smallest, the one’s devoted to a single topic that few would otherwise think to collect.

London’s Alleys: St Alfege Passage, SE10
London’s Alleys: St Alfege Passage, SE10

Next to St Alfege’s church in Greenwich is a passage, not surprisingly named after the church, but that’s a relatively recent name for a much older path.

Tickets Alert: Crypt tours of St Alfege Church
Tickets Alert: Crypt tours of St Alfege Church

As part of the Being Human festival of humanities, there will be a tour on the topic of death, and a chance to go inside the crypt of St Alfege church in Greenwich.

Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at the Old Royal Naval College
Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at the Old Royal Naval College

Spend an evening exploring some of the rarely seen parts of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Queen Caroline’s Bath in Greenwich
Queen Caroline’s Bath in Greenwich

Rather too well hidden behind a dense hedge can be found the remains of a Georgian bath that was used by the estranged wife of King George IV, Queen Caroline.

Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen
Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK’s finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.

Three months left for “once in a lifetime” chance to see the Painted Hall
Three months left for “once in a lifetime” chance to see the Painted Hall

One of those quite literally Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunities comes to an end in just three months time.

Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich
Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich

The team working on restoring the ceiling of Greenwich’s painted hall, have found something in the basement — remains of Greenwich’s Tudor palace.

Tickets Alert: Ascend 60 feet to London’s largest painted ceiling
Tickets Alert: Ascend 60 feet to London’s largest painted ceiling

One of the great wonders of British art, normally high above your head, but now there is a chance to get within touching distance.

Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road
Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.

See inside the restored Queen’s House
See inside the restored Queen’s House

An ill-fated house built for Queens but rarely used by them, used by governments and as an art gallery, and now newly restored.

Chance to test Greenwich’s driverless cars
Chance to test Greenwich’s driverless cars

A flurry of publicity earlier this year announced plans to test driverless cars in Greenwich this summer, and now you can register to be a tester.

Chance to Test Greenwich’s New Driverless Cars
Chance to Test Greenwich’s New Driverless Cars

A flurry of publicity last week announced plans to test driverless cars in Greenwich this summer, but few details on how to be a tester?

Book tickets for free tours of a Royal Navy destroyer
Book tickets for free tours of a Royal Navy destroyer

One of the UK’s newest Destroyers is coming to Greenwich later this month, and they are letting people on for tours.