If you're tired of the crowds in Oxford Street or the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, why not head for Greenwich in South East London for a wonderful day out?
I visited this magical area with one of my friends today. We looked round the fascinating Royal Observatory, at the top of a picturesque hill, and had a wander through the goregeous Greenwich Park.
One can stroll along the Thames or even under it using the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, which took us to a rather nice tea rooms on the other bank, and Millwall Park just beyond Island Gardens Docklands Light Railway station, which is next to Mudchute farm.
According to Greenwich Council, the tunnels are used by 1.5 million people per year.
There are many nice resturants and pubs in Greenwich, but have a look around first as some are rather pricey. The takeaway stalls vary in quality.
Greenwich has two Docklands Light Railway stations, Cutty Sark and Greenwich (Cutty Sark is nearer the pier and the Royal Observatory. One can take the DLR from Stratford, Tower Hill or Bank, changing at Poplar if need be.