The Royal Borough of Greenwich is located some 9 km east-south-east of Charing Cross, London, and is a popular tourist destination, as it boasts a number of attractions. If you’re looking for the best legal advice in Greenwich, read on.
It is home to the Greenwich Meridian or 0° longitude, which bears its name and everybody knows Greenwich Mean Time because of it. In the 15th century Greenwich was the location for a magnificent royal palace, the Palace of Placentia, where many royal members of the House of Tudor were born, most notably King Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I.
Greenwich also boasts the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum, which is housed in the erstwhile buildings of the Royal Hospital School. It is in fact the largest museum of its kind in the world. The lovely buildings of the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Christopher Wren, Greenwich indoor market, Gypsy Moth and the clipper Cutty Sark, the two latter are sited right by Thames embankment, are even more popular tourist attractions.
The National Maritime Museum is a major London tourist attraction and is visited by millions of people every year. It is popular with children of all ages, as many of the exhibits are interactive, allowing visitors to fire cannons at a pirate ship or steer a ship into port thanks to modern technology.
Greenwich Park is the oldest of all the enclosed Royal Parks and dates back to 1427. It affords visitors wonderful views over the River Thames and the City of London, even Christopher Wren’s other great masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, can clearly be seen from the park. Londoners and tourists alike come here to escape the crowds, to unwind and play football or throw a Frisbee and enjoy the beauty of the park. Joggers and cyclists make full use of the paths and designated cycling trails and on occasion there’s somebody whizzing by on rollerblades, too.
Although cycling is only permitted on the designated routes and on the roads that run through the park, there are always people who disobey these simple rules and decide to make a dash for it across the lawns. Cyclists can build up enormous speeds when going downhill and often be unable to stop in time, when an elderly person walking their dog on a leash or a mother with a toddler at her hand cross the cyclist’s path.
If you were injured in an accident with a reckless cyclist or somebody on rollerblades knocked you down in a public park, you can make an injury claim in Greenwich for compensation. If somebody allowed their dangerous dog to chase other dogs or squirrels and the animal bit you, you can also make an injury claim in Greenwich against the negligent dog owner.
Where can you get the best legal advice in Greenwich?
London is brimming over with law firms, but you need a real specialist focussing only on personal injury claims rather than handling all manner of legal matters such as divorce or conveyancing.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline for honest expert advice. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners provide no win, no fee services. We can give you the best legal advice in Greenwich.
Date Published: 25th September 2013