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A 10 minutes stroll commencing from the Cutty Sark, along King William Walk takes the visitor to St Mary’s Gate, the entrance to Greenwich Park.
It is quite a climb up the hill to General James Wolfe’s statue, the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory and the Peter Harrison Planetarium, but is well worth it.
There are two ways to walk up – either by taking the well signed walking path through the park and then climbing the very steep stairs to the top (the quickest route).
Then there is the motor vehicle free road (The Avenue) from St Mary’s Gate which climbs the hill in an anti clockwise direction and reaches the Observatory after passing the ‘Tea House’ – a welcome break for those with a slower pace!
After reaching the hilltop, the views of Wren’s buildings, the river and London beyond are magnificent. To the right can be seen the spaceship like structure of the Millennium Dome, now called The O2 Arena.
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