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Little Known Facts about Greenwich

  • King Henry VIII was born in Greenwich on 28 June 1491 at the Palace of Placentia that once stood on the site of the Old Royal Naval College.

  • Greenwich Mean Time Astronomer Royal Sir George Airy lived in the White House, Crooms Hill.

  • The second wedding in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral was shot in the chapel in the Old Royal Naval College.

  • Shakespeare performed two comedies in front of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace, and it is believed that he rehearsed his plays in Greenwich.

  • Whatever next? London's Fan Museum contains more than 3,500 fans with the oldest dating back to the 11th century!

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