Greenwich is a district of south-east London, England, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, approximately 8 miles (13 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross. The area is known for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The district includes several landmarks, such as the Royal Observatory, the Old Royal Naval College, and the historic Greenwich Market. It is also a popular tourist destination, with attractions such as the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum.