Greenwich town centre is set to see another light show this coming week funded by the Mayor of London as part of the High Streets for All project.
Events will be centred around the Old Royal Naval College with illuminations and light shows at the Queen’s House and Maritime Museum, and based upon the Lunar New Year.
A food market will be in place offering a variety of cuisine from across the world.
That includes: “Authentic Chinese food at UStick, noodles at One Pan Noodle, Venezuelan arepas at Peter’s Panas, Indian from Chai Junction, African from Maame T’s Kitchen and vegan delights from Delice and Joy’s Caribbean Fusion, who was highly commended at the 2022 Royal Greenwich Business Awards.”
Events include “live performances, family workshops, talks and tours at the National Maritime Museum and planetarium shows at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, to a special late-night opening of the Museum of the Moon at the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College.”
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event which runs from 10am until 8:30pm.
However the new Southeastern timetable has cut rail services to Greenwich. Service gaps now reach 23 minutes at busy times on a Saturday. Compare that to the tube, London Overground and DLR.
That does little to stop people in, say, Plumstead or Erith driving down adding to congestion around Charlton retail parks.