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About Royal Greenwich

The borough was formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich with part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to the east. To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Greenwich became a Royal Borough on 3 February 2012 due to its historic links with the Royal Family and to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status as home of the Prime Meridian. The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s main office is The Woolwich Centre on Wellington Street. The building faces the Town Hall (opened in 1906) in which the Council Chamber is based.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich - on the banks of the River Thames in South East London - is a stunning location steeped in history, with magnificent attractions and open spaces and it offers an unrivalled cultural experience.

The borough has a rich history and architecture, from the splendour of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in Greenwich Town Centre, to the stunning riverfront and remarkable architecture of the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich; and from the magnificent Eltham Palace to Greenwich Peninsula, home to the world's most successful entertainment venue, The O2 Arena.