Royal Greenwich Up the Creek?
Greenwich? Isn’t that where the Millennium Exhibition will (touch wood) open at the end of 1999? Well, yes and no. The exhibition site is actually on the North Greenwich Peninsula, on a redundant gasworks site near the Blackwall tunnel and about three miles from the Greenwich the tourists presently visit.
That Greenwich has the Cutty Sark, the Royal Naval College, and a stylish Georgian town centre designed by Joseph Kay around 1830, with Hawksmoor’s St Alfege terminating its main vista. It has the National Maritime Museum, the royal park, and Wren’s Old Royal Observatory up on the hill. But that Greenwich is feeling a bit neglected.