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Places Of Interest in South East London

Places of Interest in South East London Get out and about during your visit to South East London and see some of the areas best loved tourist attractions.

From the ultra modern art galleries and theatres of the South Bank to the more unusual museums of Southwark you’ll find a range of great places to explore.

Hall Place [map], Bourne Road, Bexley, is a grade I listed building built in 1540. Here you’ll be able to see the Great Hall in all its glory, which also plays host to a range of art and historical exhibitions. There’s also splendid gardens to wander in.

Be sure to visit the UK’s first public art museum. The Dulwich Picture Museum [map] at College Road was designed by Sir John Soane and part of the gallery bares witness to this remarkable architect. An extension was added in 2000 to include a café, lecture hall and art education centre.

See an original tea clipper at the Cutty Sark Gardens [map]. This beautiful boat is the last of its kind in the world and was first launched in 1869. Today it is a familiar sight in South East London and is always a popular place with family visitors. Guests also have the opportunity to hire it for private functions including weddings.

Crooms Hill, provides an entrance to another world as you step through the Japanese garden and into The Fan Museum [map]. With fans from across the globe and through the ages this museum is provides a fascinating glimpse into a world where fans were regarded by some as decoration and others as necessity. There’s also a program of constantly changing exhibitions.

Step back in time and see what made Greenwich such an important part of the shipping world with a visit to The National Maritime Museum [map], Romney Road. More than 20 galleries cover many aspects of shipping, seafaring and other marine affairs. There’s also a gift shop and café on site.

Greenwich has another important function in the world and if you want to see the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Meridian head to The Royal Observatory [map], Greenwich Park, where you’ll be able to see an extensive collection of timepieces, astronomy and navigation. You can also see Flamsteed House where the royal astronomer lived and worked.

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