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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

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

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

Free Tours of the Royal Navy flagship at Greenwich

Next weekend, the flagship of the Royal Navy –the huge HMS Bulwark will be in London for a few days — and there will be a chance for the public to go on board.

More tours of HMS Ocean announced

If you missed out on the chance to visit the Royal Navy’s largest warship, currently doing Olympian security duties in Greenwich, then it has been announced that it will be open to the public again during the August Bank Holiday.

Free tours of a Royal Navy Warship on Sunday

HMS Ocean will be arriving in London this evening — an event I expect to photograph, of course — and will be based at Greenwich for the Olympics as part of the ongoing militarisation of sporting events. However, the general

Tall Towers Appear in Docklands and Greenwich

Regular users of Millwall Park at the bottom end of the Isle of Dogs may have been surprised to see a tall lattice tower suddenly arrive over the past few days and spring upwards. A flapping notice on one of

A second cable car at Greenwich?

A warning message to ships on the Thames, that three cables are be carried across the river to link Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs in a manner very similar to that used for the Dangleway by the Millenium Dome

The reopening of the Cutty Sark by the Baron Greenwich (and his wife)

Today, the Baron Greenwich and his wife will visit his namesake town and let her announce the opening of the restored Cutty Sark sailing ship after its lengthy, expensive, and very controversial refurbishment. Yesterday, practically every journalist and blogger in

A history of Royal Pageantry along the Thames

With the Royal Pageant taking place in a couple of months, it is opportune to learn a bit about the history of such grand events which were often the closest the great unwashed would get to see their Regal masters

New lifts at Greenwich foot tunnel – impress and depress at once

For the past year or so, the foot tunnel that runs under the Thames between the Isle of Dog and Greenwich has had the lifts out of action, and the staircase covered up in so much cladding that it is

Photos of the Greenwich Fireworks

Despite Greenwich council’s notorious antipathy to fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night, they laid on a decent enough spectacle last night with a river based display next to the Old Royal Naval College. I am still indifferent to the seemingly recent

Big firework display in Greenwich

If you like taking photos of fireworks, and have a camera that is at all larger than a mobile phone, then the evening of Sun 5th Feb will be right up your street. Well, right up a hill more accurately.

Big Royal Navy Warship visiting Greenwich this week

A note from the Royal Navy press office that the Royal Navy amphibious warship HMS Bulwark is taking a break from a busy training schedule to visit London and show off her helicopter and boats in action. The warship arrives

£10 to stand on the Greenwich Meridian Line?

As noticed by the Greenwich Phantom, whose spectral representative stands next to the Greenwich Observatory, the Observatory will start charging a fee to go inside the museum complex from the beginning of March. A full £10 no less. While many

A Destructive Fire at East Greenwich

Another snippet from my collection of the Illustrated London News – this time from 8th March 1845, detailing a conflagration that nearly destroyed a major factory in what we would probably today more commonly refer to as the Greenwich Peninsula.

A Walk Along Industrial North Greenwich

The dominant concrete grain silos in North Greenwich are shortly to be demolished to make way for human silos in the form of modern blocks of flats. While the associated factory stank rather badly, it provided jobs and added character

Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common

No long rambling thoughts, just a long ramble through South London to stop me sitting at the computer and doing the work I should be doing. Herewith – some photos: Greenwich foot tunnel – photos of which are officially not