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Greenwich: Where Time Begins Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

On this self-guided GPS audio walk you will learn how Greenwich Mean Time (or GMT) became the standard from which all the world's times are worked out. You will hear of the murder of an Archbishop by the Vikings in the 9th Century and discover Queen Elizabeth's Oak Tree, where Henry VIII is said to have cavorted with Anne Boleyn, resulting in the birth of England's iconic queen. Visiting the Painted Hall you will hear the macabre story of Lord Nelson's corpse and the brandy which was supposed to preserve it.

Major landmarks: Royal Naval Hospital, Cutty Sark, Queen's House, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory.

Places to stop along the way: Cutty Sark, Discover Greenwich Museum, Painted Hall, Chapel, Queen's House, Royal Observatory.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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50 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Greenwich: Where Time Begins tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Cutty Sark, King William Walk Greenwich, London SE10 9HT England

    The Cutty Sark was built in Scotland in 1869, made from a mixture of wood and iron. It is a wonderful sight in dry dock, but it must have been even more inspiring in full sail on its way to and from China.

    Pass By: Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, Old Royal Naval College, London England

    At the Discover Greenwich Museum you will find historical artefacts, scale models, film footage and hands-on displays, telling the story of the people who shaped the buildings and landscape of Greenwich through the centuries.

    Pass By: Trafalgar Tavern, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NW, UK

    The Trafalgar Tavern building was built in 1837 and is based on the shape of Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory. With its bow windows and balconies overlooking the Thames, it has always been a popular venue.

    Pass By: Queen's House, Romney Road Greenwich, London SE10 9NF England

    Queen’s House was the first classical-style building in England, commissioned by James I in 1619 for his wife, Anne of Denmark. The architect was Inigo Jones, who was influenced by Palladio, the Italian Renaissance architect.

    Pass By: Greenwich Park, London SE10 8QY England

    Greenwich Park was previously a hunting park in Greenwich and one of the biggest green spaces in south-east London. It covers 180 acres and is a part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.

    Pass By: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ England

    The Royal Observatory was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the Dutch style. The red ball ascends to the top of the pole at 12:55 each day, and descends at exactly 1pm.

    Pass By: Greenwich, London SE10 England

    On this walk you will learn how Greenwich Mean Time (or GMT) became the standard from which all the world's times are worked out.

  • Departure Point :
    Island Gardens, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3FA, UK
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/9/2019 - 12/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/1/2021 - 10/22/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Statue of General James Wolfe, Unnamed Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P125

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