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Greenwich Peninsula Essential Guide: Where to go when you need a culture fix

If the restrictions of the past few months have left you starved of culture and missing your regular gallery visits then head to the Peninsula to get your art fix in the great outdoors, no tickets or time slots required.

Our 3km Art Trail circles the Peninsula and combines incredible public installations by some of the art world’s biggest names with a walk along the Thames taking in some of the best views in the city that you could hope for.

Murals

Look out for a trio of arresting murals: the technicolour Siblings by Morag Myesrcough, the joyfully illustrated Assembly by Jack Taylor and Matt Blease’s Big Dreamer.

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33 by Studio Weave

Head to Central Park to admire 33 by Studio Weave, a decorative timber trellis that offers up a 360 view of the Peninsula. Check re-opening dates and times to make sure you pre-book your climb but in the meantime, you can still admire the folly from the ground.

The Tide

Wander along The Tide, the elevated linear walkway that, once completed, will be longer than New York’s High Line.

The first 1km is now open and stars works by former Greenwich Peninsula resident, Damien Hirst, cult British artist, Allen Jones and colourful creator, Morag Myerscough.

Over-sized mermaids, a face-off between a Hindu goddess and a Greek serpent and a giant red head are just a few of the pieces of art you can expect to find on The Tide.

It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee or a bite to eat and maybe head down to Seafood Disco, London's longest picnic bench, too.

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The Line

The Tide intersects with The Line, an outdoor gallery that follows the meridian line from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Greenwich Penisula and includes sculptures by household names like Anthony Gormley, Alex Chinneck and Richard Wilson, both along the walkway and emerging from the Thames.

Budding artists can also download a new activity pack inspired by the artists involved and get creative at home.

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Don't miss a thing! Download this handy map to find your way around.

Greenwich Peninsula / The Tide Map

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