Greenwich is a district of South East London, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian en Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor. 
Danish settlers gave Greenwich its name. The Anglo-Saxon equivalent is Grenewic and it means 'the green place on the bay'.
In 2011 the Royal Borough of Greenwich had a population of 255,500.