Ranked among the best places in London by the Evening Standard, here are 10 reasons Greenwich should be at the top of your London list.

London is one of the best cities in the world, but Greenwich is one of its best corners. Here's the top ten reasons why.

1. Hello, sailor  

It's not often you can live, study and play near one of the world's most famous landmarks. But it's possible in Greenwich. Tourists flock to see the Cutty Sark – the record-breaking tea clipper that's travelled the globe. It's now an award-winning visitor attraction and, luckily for you, it's dotted right on your doorstep.

2. Star-gazing

The Royal Observatory is home to the historic Prime Meridian of the World. It's the only place where you can physically stand on the birthplace of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and be in two hemispheres at once. But it's also home to London's only working planetarium. The telescopes are so powerful that you can see through the light pollution of the city and into the solar system. And there are even certain nights where it's free to visit the observatory. If you're looking for phenomenal, look no further.

3. Stepping up  

Where better to stretch your legs than somewhere with sweeping views over London? Greenwich Park is oldest of the capital's eight royal parks. Perched on top of a hill, it looks over the city skyline as far as St Paul's Cathedral, and covers 183 acres – that'll get your step count up. 

4. Bits and bobs  

For foodies, crafters and fashionistas alike – Greenwich Market is the place to be. In fact, Greenwich prides itself on its crafty heritage. So it's no surprise that the market is home to unique antiques, art and jewellery shops. And on the last Thursday of every month, classic cars and bikes rev things up and take over Greenwich Market.       

5. Up, up and away

Greenwich can give you more than just great places to eat, drink and shop. It can offer unique experiences - like climbing to the top of the O2. You can see London from a totally unique point of view, and take some memorable selfies in the process (just imagine the amount of Instagram likes.)

6. Commuting in style  

London's famous for its bright red double deckers, jet-black taxis and underground system. But commuting around the city is all too often a hassle. Except in Greenwich, where you'll travel in style. You can take the DLR or catch a Thames Clipper – all with the touch of an oyster card. Pretty swish.

7. Jetting around  

Pop-up bars are all the rage, but Greenwich Peninsula have taken things one step further. The jetty transforms into a floating experience, currently known as 'Farmopolis'. An urban farming destination, it brings together farming, food, arts and culture. It's events like this that are exclusive to Greenwich.

8. Wind in your hair   

Once a year, Greenwich sets up the chance for you to climb aboard and cruise around London. 'Sail Greenwich' takes you from Greenwich Heritage Centre past the banks of the Thames. It's become a favourite event with the locals, so it's one to pop in your diary.

9. Lights, camera and action 

London's got many claims to fame, but it's often difficult to film large scenes or use whole sets. But it's a different story in Greenwich. Parts of The Duchess were filmed in the uni, and the barricade scenes from Les Miserables were filmed near the Old Royal Naval College, home of the Greenwich Campus. So make sure you're always looking camera-ready.

10. Talent spotting 

Greenwich is home to the world-famous Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. And every now and then, they put on a free concert – it's not often you get the chance to see rising stars perform totally free of charge.   

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