Greenwich Hotels

There are places known for great historical achievements, others for incredible architecture and some which rely on world class venues and leisure activities. One place has all of those things in abundance and that is the town and borough of Greenwich. Occupying a prime space on the south bank of the Thames in London, the town will be forever recognised as the place where time was invented and by which all other time zones are measured. In addition to some of the most incredible architecture and history associated with the town's maritime endeavours, there are beautiful parks, and vibrant city life and activities, all of which can be accessed easily from the many fine Greenwich hotels.

A popular attraction is of course the Royal Observatory, as the place which set the world's clocks, but it is just a taster of the architectural splendour which defines this unique London town, most of which has been given World Heritage Site status. There is the National Maritime Museum, in which the town's achievements are displayed in a stunning building which used to be the Royal Hospital School, but even this pales by comparison to the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Christopher Wren and widely recognised as one of the world's greatest examples of architecture. The many further buildings in the town which date from the Georgian era and earlier and they are in good company.

For many visitors to the town a stay in a historic building is part of the experience and there are many Greenwich hotels which fit the bill. The wonderfully elegant Georgian facades are matched by period interiors which form terrific environments for dining, for drinks or simply relaxing in beautiful rooms and suites. There can be few better choices for a romantic break or special occasion than a stay in Greenwich hotels but the appeal of such historic properties is only the start and they will complement style and luxury with all modern amenities for entertainment or business.

Top of any to-do list is certainly the museum, observatory and naval college but there is so much more besides. Walking tours following in the footsteps of Lord Nelson are a good way to immerse oneself in the culture and history of the place and on a dry dock is situated the famous clipper ship, the Cutty Sark. Then there is the magnificent Royal Park or the lively marketplace in the centre of town. in addition to all this, for a great many visitors in the area there is only one attraction and that is the O2 Centre, a massive venue, formerly called the millennium dome, which hosts a variety of international performances and Greenwich hotels for these visitors provide a welcome stop-over for a night of entertainment.

Those who come with business in mind have a wealth of Greenwich hotel options too. Often the modern hotels in the town will be best equipped to accommodate the corporate traveller and will have a range of business-oriented features for the purpose. These may include meeting and conference venues, business centres with computer access and equipment for print, copy and fax services and guest rooms and suites with work desks, direct dial phones and wired and wireless internet connections. The town is well connected with the rest of the city via the tube and Docklands Light Railway.

Right in the centre of town amidst all the great historic architecture is the marketplace which bursts into life Wednesday through to Sunday and even on non-market days there is a great choice of shops, bars and restaurants. There are also Greenwich hotels on a smaller and more intimate scale which offer cost effective accommodation in the heart of the town and close to all the attractions.