A stone’s throw from the Cutty Sark, the Spanish Galleon enjoys a prime spot in the centre of historic Greenwich. We have two bars and here's the best bit. We have a fish and chip shop inside the pub. Yes that's right, a fish and chip shop that's open to customers and passers-by. We also offer pub favourites, light bites and a children's menu.
We regularly show televised football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf and cycling.
Considering its importance, it is surprising to learn that historically the borough of Greenwich was poorly served by cinemas.The Trafalgar Cinema opened on 26 December 1912. A small classical building, it served Greenwich until 30 September 1937 when it was joined by the far larger Granada, a typically lavish ‘30s super-cinema. These two flourished until the 1950s when all cinemas fell victim to the success of television and audiences fell dramatically. The Trafalgar, which had become an Odeon in 1945, was the first to close and it became a car showroom in 1960, finally being demolished in 1998.
The Granada closed in 1968 to become a bingo hall and was recently gutted for conversion into residential use. The neighbouring towns of Deptford, Lewisham and Woolwich all had far superior cinemas, some of which survive with listed status (Woolwich Granada – now a bingo hall, Woolwich Odeon – now a church) but most have sadly been demolished, including the spectacular art-deco Odeon at Deptford and the lavish Gaumont in Lewisham.
In something of a turn-around, Greenwich is now the best-served of these locations in terms of its cinemas.
In the multiplex building boom of the 1980s, when most developments were in out-of-town locations, Greenwich was unique in having a council-funded development in the town centre. The Greenwich Cinema was a modern purpose- built three-screen cinema designed by Howard and Unick. Opening in 1989, the cinema was an instant success and continued to do solid business until out-of-town multiplex competition opened nearby. The cinema closed in 2002.
City Screen, the UK’s leading independent cinema operator which runs some of London’s most cherished cinemas including the Ritzy, the Gate and the Clapham and Stratford Picturehouses, stepped in to rescue the building and transformed it into a five-screen venue, including a flexible basement screening area with its own lounge bar (which also hosts music and comedy events), a bar and two restaurants. The architects for the conversion were Panter Hudspith who have previously worked with City Screen to create award-winning cinemas.
The Peter Harrison Planetarium is a 120-seat digital laser planetarium, situated in Greenwich Park, London and is part of the National Maritime Museum. It opened on 25 May 2007.The planetarium uses Digistar 3 software with blue, red and green lasers and grating light valve (GLV) technology to create a 4,000 pixel strip. This strip is swept to produce a 5,000 by 4,000 pixel image, refreshed 60 times per second. The image is projected through a fisheye lens onto the dome of the planetarium.This planetarium is housed inside a 45-ton bronze-clad truncated cone, tilted at 51.5o to the horizontal (the latitude of Greenwich), and stands parallel to (but 50 metres east of) the prime meridian. It was conceived under the then Director, Roy Clare CBE, as the centrepiece of the "Time and Space" project, a £17.7m re-development of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and funded with a £3.25m grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation.
One World Music ClubDistance: 1.1 miTourist Information The Talbot, 2 Tyrwhitt Road London, Greater London SE4 1QG London, SE4 1QG
The One World Club meets every thursday night in The Talbot. It offers an eclectic mix of live music and is a popular venue for audience and performers alike.
Every Thursday @ 8.30pm
If you would like to perform please contact us at
THURSDAY | THE BLACKOUT 'London's Most Interactive Open Mic Night' £5
FRIDAY | THE FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW 'Big Names. New Faces. One outstanding show' £9/£5
SATURDAY | SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY SPECIAL 'The Very Best of the Circuit' £14
SUNDAY | THE SUNDAY SPECIAL £7
Superdrug Distance: 0.0 miTourist Information 3 CRESCENT ARCADE London, United Kingdom SE10 9EJ
Casbah Records comes to the High Street at last! After twenty-odd years of trading at Greenwich Market, London's finest record and CD stall (yes, we do say so ourselves) makes it into bricks and mortar. We are now trading in a shop called The Beehive, which also includes vintage clothing and 50's and 60's collectables.
We buy, sell and trade everything from Rock'n'Roll to Soul, Punk, Psych through to new Indie and Old Skool Hip Hop and Reggae. Our specialist areas would have to be 60's Garage and Psych and 60's Soul. We also aim to keep up with new music that fits in with our musical credo, especially if it's on vinyl.
We have a combination of youth and experience behind the counter who love to talk about music. If you're into quality music, and yearn for the days when buying music involved more than a shopping trolley or a computer screen, then maybe we're the place for you. Come and see what you think.