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Greenwich is a southeast London district situated 8.9 km (5.5 miles) east-southeast of Charing Cross. It lies within the Royal Borough of Greenwich (where it also got its name). Nearby areas include Deptford, Woolwich, Pechham, Westcombe Park, Charlton, and New Cross.
Maze Hill and Greenwich are the two national railway stations that serve the area with southeastern services to Dartford, London Cannon Street, and Crayford. Docklands Light Railway also services Greenwich and travels from Cutty Sark and Greenwich to Bank, Canary Wharf, Lewisham, and Stratford.
North Greenwich is the only tube station that serves Greenwich and is located on the district’s northern edge on the Jubilee line. The station’s eastward route goes to Stratford, while its westward route travels to Stanmore via central London. There are also many Transport of London bus services that serve Greenwich and links it with towns such as Elephant & Castle, Eltham, Waterloo, Thamesmead, and Catford.
Greenwich SE10 name means “green settlement”. In the year 918, the area was called Gronewic. The name changed to Grenewic, Grenawic, Grenviz, and Grenewych. Greenwich Meridian takes its name after the area.
Bella Court Palace was built in 1433 by Humphrey, regent of Henry VI. After Humphrey was arrested for treason, the palace was renamed Palace of Placentia by Queen Margaret of Anjou. In 1660, the palace was demolished by Charles II.
Boy George the lead singer of Culture Club, actor Colin Wells, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, actor Dominic Cooper, musician Jools Holland, and guitarist Albert Lee are among the most famous Greenwich SE10 residents.
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is referred to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory that is located in the area.