The London-Greenwich steam railway opens.
Brunel’s Great Eastern, built on the Isle of Dogs, successfully completes the laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable, manufactured and loaded in East Greenwich. At her launch she was by far the largest ship in the world.
Greenwich as the global prime meridian is confirmed at a conference in 1884 Washington DC, USA. 1905 Start of the Penny Steamer commuter services on the Thames. 1954 The tea-clipper Cutty Sark arrives at her present dry-dock berth. LORICA, the London River Commuters Association, is founded in Greenwich. 1972 First hydrofoil and hovercraft services run between 1972 and 1976.
Greenwich Station Map Photo Gallery
Greenwich Millennium Dome opened. The Docklands Light Railway and Jubilee 1999 lines are extended to Greenwich. The Royal Naval College is handed over to the University of Greenwich. New river commuter service promised.
Extensive fast passenger services introduced between Westminster, Greenwich and Woolwich.
2012 Greenwich granted Royal Borough status. The London Olympic Games held.
The 18th century Coade stone lion was made by Benjamin West as a trial piece for the pediment in the King William Courtyard to commemorate Admiral Nelson. It is now in the Discover Greenwich exhibition.
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