Visit Greenwich will be participating at the virtual UK Pavilion and hosting our partners Up at The O2, Old Royal Naval College, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, and Thames River Sightseeing. We are also hosting for the first time our hotel destination partners DoubleTree Hilton by London Greenwich, Novotel London Greenwich and ibis London Greenwich.
Visit Greenwich and their partners will be showcasing the best UK destination for heritage, culture and entertainment, positing Greenwich as an unmissable part of a London visit, and an ideal base for a UK break.
Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, Greenwich offers lots of open spaces, attractions, businesses and river transport that are safe and accessible for visitors.
Barrie Kelly, Chief Executive of Visit Greenwich said, “Once we emerge from the pandemic, the Greenwich & Docklands area of London will become increasingly important. We have the most riverfront and green spaces in London. As visitors begin to return, they will want to be based in a world class destination that is green and safe, but also one which has brilliant connections to central London. This is Greenwich.
“The Greenwich offer has an appeal to the traditional heritage market as well as growing appeal to the millennial market as our attractions reimagine themselves to adapt and flex for younger audiences’ needs and being able to thrive in a post Covid-19 environment.”
Visit Greenwich will continue to work towards positioning Greenwich as the new “zone 1” for next year to reassure visitors that a trip to London can be a safe experience with amazing things to do. Being just 8 minutes from London Bridge, visitors will have one the best of London staying at quality accommodation in scenic surroundings in Greenwich, close to all the sights and experiences of the Royal Borough with a quick and easy access to central London.
New for 2021 is the Painted Hall 360 virtual tour and a new series of free Smartify tours at Old Royal Naval College; Up at The O2 activations and special events will continue throughout the year; Uber Boat by Thames Clippers launched a brand new partnership and service while Thames River Sightseeing is continuing to build their new name and branding with a launch of a new website. 2021 is also an exciting year for Royal Museums Greenwich with major exhibitions and a number of events taking place throughout the year. A new cultural programme in Woolwich and the opening of Woolwich Works in spring 2021 will put this area of Greenwich firmly on the London cultural map.