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A cheap fun day return to Greenwich!

A festive day out in London for you and the kids…for only £3!

Now the school Christmas holidays are upon us, what can we do to entertain the kids?  316 more words

Local News

Gone to Greenwich

Even though November is apparently the wettest month in London we were hopeful of some fine weather as we had a few outdoor activities on our ‘to do’ list for this trip.  352 more words

Travel

Tour of England: In praise of SatNav and the man who “cracked” Longitude

“Here lies the real, hard-core difference between latitude and longitude—beyond the superficial difference in line direction that any child can see: The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree meridian of longitude shifts like the sands of time.

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Greenwich - Where East meets West.

As one of the boroughs that make up the Docklands area, Greenwich means a lot of things to a lot of different people. However, what makes it truly special is that it’s known throughout the world without many even realising it, most likely as a Greenwich Mean Time, but how exactly did the borough become a by-word for time and space? 441 more words

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10 Aug : Calculating time would not have been that easy

The Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO foundation stone was laid today in london in 1675.
It has two major contributions to the navigation system.
1. The line that divides the earth into two hemisphere, the Prime Meridian is at the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO. 78 more words

History

"You are not stuck in traffic. You ARE traffic."*...

We’ve used 2016 information on population. There are now at least 3.8 billion people living inside the highlighted circle, and that’s not even including the tally from countries that are partially in the circle like Pakistan or Russia.

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