The center of the world
You may have heard of Greenwich middle time (GMT)? The time was set at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and from 1884 to 1972 GMT was used as the reference time throughout the world. Then UTC (Universal time code) took over, which is, among other things, the time airlines use when planning departures, landings, etc. Incidentally, the English do not have summer time like we do in Norway. They call it British summer time, and that time is GMT+1.
The observatory itself is thus located in the small village of Greenwich, just outside the city of London. Greenwich is a beautiful place, with small, British stone houses, souvenir shops and cozy cafes. Perfect for a little trip out of central London if you want to experience something new.
Get to know London
Haven't been to London before or has it been a long time since you went? Here are some must-see sites:
Flights to London
We use London Gatwick Airport (LGW), South Terminal. The Gatwick Express goes directly from the airport to London Victoria Station and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
You can also use "regular" trains with e.g. Southern Railway which in many cases is almost as fast, and somewhat less expensive. Here you can also simply swipe your bank card at the station's entrance and exit to pay. A good tip for avoiding queues and unnecessary time consumption.