London Borough of Greenwich

Clock's ticking on GMT's supremacy

Before the Industrial Revolution, time was kept by local authorities, each town using its own official clock, if it had one.

Friday, 30 December, 2011, 12:00am

Enjoy village life down by the river

Whether investors are looking mainly for a home in London or a rental property promising good long-term returns, the new Greenwich Wharf development beside the River Thames is an interesting property.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Reminders of the past with a chic city lifestyle

It's not hard to see why Greenwich has long been one of London's most sought after residential districts.

It has something for everyone, combining fascinating reminders of centuries past with all that is needed to create a chic city lifestyle with an elegant, relaxed feel.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Landscaping key feature of village regeneration

Apartments and family homes alongside England's most historic sporting village, good access to the heart of London and one of Europe's largest regeneration projects are being offered to Hong Kong buyers.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Community reborn through renewal

A major regeneration project is promising to transform a former semi-derelict estate in southeast London's Kidbrooke district into a flagship of urban regeneration.

Kidbrooke Village caters to most buyers, offering everything from starter apartments to large family homes.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Quirky mix of old and new

Kidbrooke Village rubs shoulders with some of London's most diverse communities. Blackheath Village and its surrounding area is characterised by Georgian streets and quirky shops and restaurants, and it is home to Britain's oldest rugby and hockey clubs.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Cultural quarter adds to neighbourhood's appeal

Greenwich, best known for the Meridian line, the place where 125 years ago this month it was decided every place on Earth would be measured in terms of its distance east or west, has become popular for its boutiques, music and nautical antiques.

The Greenwich Meridian is now marked at night by a laser beam emitted northwards from the observatory.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

HK buyers get chance to trump rivals

Thanks to the global downturn and a weaker pound, foreign investors have an edge over British buyers in terms of purchasing power.

The pound has depreciated markedly against the Hong Kong dollar since October 2007. Accordingly, local buyers investing in British property will now see their money go further - affording them an advantage over home-based purchasers.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


TOP TIP I'd highly recommend a visit to Greenwich, where the Royal Observatory (which sets worldwide Greenwich Mean Time); the beautiful Royal Park; the Cutty Sark (the last surviving tea clipper); Gypsy Moth IV (in which Sir Francis Chichester was the first person to sail solo round the world); and the excellent National Maritime Museum are all within strolling distance [

20 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

What will happen if a bird's sperm goes into a human egg and develops into an embryo? LESANDA Maryknoll Convent School Scientists would be amazed if such a thing did happen. H G Well's story The Island of Doctor Moreau tells the tale of a demented scientist carrying out horrific experiments to produce human-animal hybrids. However, in reality such hybrids are impossible.

31 Jul 1999 - 12:00am