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 location 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 based in Woolwich, the principle urban centre within the borough. It covers a total area of 18.28 square miles.
According to population estimates from the middle of 2014, the borough includes a permanent population of about 268678 individuals. Greenwich is most famously known as the traditional location of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal Time is based.
In 2012, Greenwich was listed as a top 10 global destination by Frommer's, rendering it the only UK destination to be listed. It's 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 consequence of its historic links with the Royal Family, and to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status as home of the Prime Meridian.