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There are some places in the world whose name becomes synonymous with their achievements and the town of Greenwich is one of them. Situated on the south bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the same name, the town is most noted for its incredible contributions to maritime history, namely setting the global standard for time and the time zones throughout the world. These start from the Greenwich Meridian (0 degrees longitude), and Greenwich Mean Time, by which all other time is measured. A town with incredible architecture, parks and attractions too, Greenwich hotels cater for large numbers of visitors and do so in style and comfort.

The Royal Observatory in the town remains a very popular attraction for its role in setting time standard but is just one of the historic buildings to visit in the town. Other notable structures include the National Maritime Museum, housed in the former Royal Hospital School which together with the Observatory form a World Heritage Site. The best building of them all is the Old Royal Naval College; a Christopher Wren designed building which is regarded as the finest single piece of architecture in the country. With such a wealth of architectural riches it is often easy to overlook the host of other 17th and 18th century buildings in the town.

Needless to say, there are Greenwich hotels which occupy stunning historic buildings which in any other location would be the main attraction. All the finest Georgian interiors retain the charm and romance of the period and offer the kind of accommodation which is rare in the modern world. While the history and elegance of such hotel accommodation provides a terrific backdrop to any London visit they will also be equipped with modern technologies as expected from any first class hotel. Expect superb service for sure but also expect the latest in digital entertainment systems and work spaces with high speed internet connectivity.

If world class historical attractions were not enough, the town sits on a peninsula of the river, which itself contains one of the most popular and instantly recognisable arenas in the O2 centre, formerly the millennium dome. There is also the famous historic tea clipper, the 'Cutty Sark' which is moored at the docks. The whole Docklands area has seen significant regeneration to provide a full complement of leisure and business facilities. The town and surrounds are well connected too, via the underground and Docklands Light Railway and so staying in Greenwich hotels means easy access to all the capital attractions.

Business in the town is as important as anywhere else in London and there are many Greenwich hotels which specifically cater for the business traveller. Often these will be the more modern establishments and they may have extensive meeting and conference spaces which can be hired for any style and scope of meeting. The hotels may also have business centres, with computers and a range of office equipment and secretarial services. Guest rooms will be well equipped for business too and especially executive suites which may afford the guest additional privileges.

In spite of all its rich history, the town is a lively place to be, especially on market days which are from Wednesdays to Sundays. Surrounding the market are shops, bars and restaurants which are open every day. There are many Greenwich hotels, conveniently placed for the market and for the historic maritime attractions and many of them are smaller, independently owned and run establishments which offer comfortable accommodation which won't break the bank but will include everything required for a memorable and enjoyable stay in the town and borough.