Greenwich’s tourist information centre has won a Gold Award in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013.
This is the highest accolade which Visit England can bestow.
Staff at the centre speak over ten different languages.
The Greenwich TIC is the first one which walkers come upon on their walk upstream.
It allows local history publications to have a place on its shelves and also carries vital information on places beyond Greenwich which are reached later on the walk.
This award is good news since some councils, including Southwark, have closed their TICs.
The presentation was made by Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland, who enjoys a view of the Thames path from her central London home.