When you first jump off the tube at Cutty Sark, you're pretty much greeted with... well, the Cutty Sark, which is a big ship that fascinated me for a good while. It's also right on Greenwich Pier, which provides a great view across the river to Central London, and then, near enough right next door, is The Old Royal Naval College which is even bigger and more beaut than it looks on any photo I've seen so far.
Having a love for beautiful buildings and architecture, I was in love and felt right at home. It never ceases to amaze me just how grand and intricate and rich with history these places are. I always like to try and picture what it would've been like all of those hundreds of years ago.
The buildings that are there today, date back to the 17th Century, and were originally used as The Royal Hospital for Seamen. The project was taken on by two of England's best architects, including Sir Christopher Wren, who is known for so many works that are still here in London; the Monument, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, and probably most famously, St Paul's Cathedral.
A pretty incredible architect, huh?
Nicholas Hawksmoor was the other architect who worked on what is now known as The Old Royal Naval college, and some of his other projects are just as famous too, including; Kensington Palace Orangery, The Long Library in Blenheim Palace, and Queens College, Oxford.