The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a London borough in south-east London, England. Taking its name from the historic town of Greenwich, the London Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich with part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to the east. The local council is Greenwich London Borough Council which meets in Woolwich Town Hall. The council's offices are also primarily based in Woolwich, the main urban centre in the borough. It covers an overall area of 18.28 square miles.
As outlined by population estimates during 2014, the borough features a permanent population of around 268678 people. Greenwich is most famously called the traditional place of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal Time is based.
In 2012, Greenwich was listed as a top 10 international location by Frommer's, rendering it the only UK location to become listed. It is also the home borough of professional football club Charlton Athletic. To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Greenwich became a Royal Borough on 3rd February 2012. This is partly a result of its historic links with the Royal Family, and to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status as home of the Prime Meridian.