2011
09.23

EC Trip to Greenwich

Around thirty of us set-off from Stukeley Street in bright sunshine and strolled towards Embankment via Covent Garden and The Strand with plenty of brief stops to browse the array of shops on our way. Having bought tickets for the Clipper at Embankment we didn’t have to wait for long before boarding and heading towards Greenwich. Due to our luck with the weather, nearly all of us managed to stand outside at the back of the boat as we merrily sped up the Thames against a backdrop of iconic landmarks including Westminster, the London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. We arrived half an hour later and spent a couple of hours taking-in the Discover Greenwich exhibit as well as the picturesque Chapel and Painted Hall of the University of Greenwich which included an encasement of the clothes worn by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribbean, the film. With everyone ready to refuel for the afternoon, we headed for the market and met an hour later to head to the Royal Observatory. Despite the odd murmuring of discontent at nothing more than a steady incline towards the vantage point, it was unanimously agreed to be worthwhile once we reached the top as plenty of photos were taken of the spot marking the Meridian as well as the stunning views across the capital. We finished with a wander around the Maritime Museum to end a thoroughly satisfying day.

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