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Greenwich Guided Walks

Their are two programmes; the Daily Programme which starts from the Tourist Information Centre and a Special Programme. Each walk lasts approximately one and a half hours.
Tickets £4.00, concessions £3.00 accompanied children under 14 free


Daily Programme

Meridian Walk - 1215
Move between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres whilst tracing the history of England's oldest Royal Park. From the Wolfe Memorial Statue enjoy panoramic views of London whilst learning about the Royal Observatory, the Prime Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time.
Royal Greenwich Walk - 1415
Explore the main attractions of Historic Greenwich, and in the company of your Guide discover the Greenwich that other visitors pass by. The highlight is a visit to the Royal Naval College's magnificent Painted Hall and Chapel.
Occasionally the College may be closed at short notice, when the walk then extends into Greenwich Park.

Special Programme

SATURDAY 4th OCT 1997 at 1500
H01 - ARCHITECTURAL GEMS OF ROYAL ELTHAM
Meet Tony at the lychgate of St John's Church, Eltham High Street SE9.
A close look at buildings both proud and humble, and learn of those above and below stairs.
SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER 1997 at 1400
H02 - CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
Meet Jackie in the forecourt of Greenwich Railway Station, Greenwich High Road SE10.
Trace the history of some of the finest and oldest charities and almshouses in Greenwich.
THURSDAY 16th OCTOBER 1997 at 1400
H03 - WALK THE LINE
Meet John at the front of the Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath SE3.
With the Millennium in mind, follow the Meridian Line, 0° longitude, through historic Greenwich, with stories of people and places along the way, finishing at the river's edge.
SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER 1997 at 1400
H04 - GREAT SCOTS IN GREENWICH
Meet Jim at the front of the Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath SE3.
Hear about the Scots, some good and some not so good, who have left their mark on Greenwich over the ages. The walk will end at the Cutty Sark.
THURSDAY 30th OCTOBER 1997 at 1400
H05 - JUNIOR POETRY SAFARI - HALF-TERM SPECIAL
Meet John beneath the figurehead of the Cutty Sark clipper ship, Greenwich SE10.
Half-term safari for 7 to 70 year-olds to meet Greenwich animals of fact, fantasy and fiction. Accompanied children under 14 free, but no more than 2 children with each adult. Dogs on lead welcome too.
FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 1997 at 2000
H06 - A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Meet Margaret & Gill at St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street SE10 by the zebra crossing.
Take care as you delve into the darker side of historic Greenwich with stories of ghosts, murders, mysteries and sinister events that took place around the area.
SUNDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 1997 at 1400
H07 - CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
Details as for Walk H02.
SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 1997
H08 - WOOLWICH - THE GARRISON TOWN
Meet Tony at 1100 by the reception desk in the Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18.
We hope to visit the Town Hall Council Chamber, the Royal Arsenal and the Royal Artillery Barracks on Woolwich Commen.
H09 - GREENWICH TOWN WALK
Meet Tony at 1430 on the green at the west end of St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street SE10.
Take a close look at buildings, humble and handsome, with observations on materials and pointers to their dating.

SATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 1997 at 2000
H10 - A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE
Details as for Walk H06.
SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER 1997
H11 - BLACKHEATH VILLAGE WALK at 1430
Meet Tony outside Blackheath Railway Station, Blackheath Village SE3.
A close look at buildings humble and handsome with comments on their materials and dates.
FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER 1997 at 2000
H12 - A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE
Details as for Walk H06.
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER 1997
H13 - CHARLES DICKENS IN GREENWICH - TOWN & THEATRE SPECIAL
Meet Mary at 1245 at the entrance to the Foot Tunnel, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10.
Tour the sites in Greenwich connected with Dickens, arriving at Greenwich Theatre around 1400 for Christmas music familiar to Dickens, performed by local singers and musicians in the foyer, followed at 1430 by a matinee performance of David Copperfield. More music and song during the interval, with mulled wine and mince pies as an optional extra.
If a combined Walk & Theatre Ticket is booked and paid for by 1st November, then the theatre ticket is available at the special discount price of £6.00, plus the usual walk price of £4.00 (concessions £3.00). For this event only: all enquiries to 0181-856 6620.

Supported by the London Borough of Greenwich © 1997

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