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4) - Georgian seaside town, famous for its meandering 'Lanes' - a royal playground.
A lively gay community means there's always something going on and the food is above average.
Over 60s also get reduced travel throughout Britain (not just the Southeast region) with a Senior railcard which may be a better buy for this age group.
Bus services are also cheap and reliable - but are at the mercy of traffic.
Again better by car, but train to Saxmundham (two hours from Liverpool St) and taxi (6 miles) possible.
Eat at the Lighthouse (serves til late) with its friendly eccentric foodie owner, often amusingly sozzled by the end of the evening.
It's also an ideal way to experience tradition and history - as well as rubbing shoulders with the brainiest people in the world. Worth a whole day though you could fit it into a half day, especially if the weather's not good. More details Also features on our Norfolk overnighter.
The park, and Queen's House (where Queen Elizabeth spent her childhood) are delightful, with formal & wild gardens and a deer park, and the markets (Saturdays, and, better, Sundays) are worth pottering around.
However, in a major act of cultural vandalism, the interior decorations of the Queen's Apartments have been ripped out and replaced with a display of third-rate naval paintings.
the arches that take trains out to Greenwich were originally built in the 1840s, and the section between Deptford and Bermondsey Spa (no longer a station) is the world's oldest.
Landmarks here include the Cutty Sark (not worth going inside), the Maritime Museum (see Museums) the old Naval Academy - recently restored, the splendid Painted Hall of the Naval Academy, recently sold to a polytechnic which became 'Greenwich University' - the beautiful buildings belie a bad academic reputation.