Although I'm not complaining, Greenwich strangely appear to be having this 'local tourist' thing in Eltham alone in the borough this year (unless I'm mistaken?). Some geographical confusion was noted last year with the event - wonder why Eltham alone, when there are loads of other places of interest around the borough? Anyways...
List of available tours and walks in Eltham on 20 March 2011:
Free town centre guided walk2pm, meet outside main gate of Eltham Palace, Court Yard
Duration: 1hr 30mins
Free guided tours of The Lodge, Royal Blackheath Golf Club, Court Road10am, 11am, 12 noon, meet outside The Lodge
Free 'Views of Eltham' circular walk (via The Tarn/King John's Walk)1pm, meet outside Mottingham Station
Duration: 1hr 30mins.
Half price entry to Eltham Palace (Greenwich borough residents only, subject to proof of residence)10am to 5pm.
Farmers' Market, Passey Place10am to 3pm, with musical accompaniment from singing duo "Brothers in Swing".
Bob Hope Theatre, Wythfield Road11.30am to 3.30pm
Open House with memorabilia on display and free refreshments.
St John's Church open house11.30am to 3.30pm, Eltham High Street.
Eltham Fire Station open day10.30am to 4pm, Eltham High Street.
Shopping and dining discounts:
Shops and restaurants will also be offering discounts to visitors who present the Be a Local Tourist flyer, which you can collect at the Eltham Centre in Archery Road or any of the open-house venues:
Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce10% off evening a la carte menu from 6pm on presentation of Be A Local Tourist Day flyer.
Park Tavern, Passey PlaceComplimentary selection of hot and cold nibbles and buffet items on the bar at lunchtime and early evening for customers' enjoyment.
Café Dee, Pound Place10% discount when spending £5 or over, on presentation of Be A Local Tourist Day flyer.
In the week leading up to Be a Local Tourist Day, there will also be a range of other events:
Tuesday, 15 MarchEltham Nature Club open meeting at St Mary's Community Centre, Eltham High Street at 7.30pm: 'The Private Lives of SE9's Birds', an illustrated talk by Greenwich Park Ranger John Beckham Entrance: £1.
Wednesday, 16 MarchFriends of Well Hall Pleasaunce Annual General Meeting: Free Talk at the Tudor Barn (7.30pm) 'Me and the Crown Jewels' by John Newson, former senior guardian at the Tower of London.
Thursday 17 MarchSt Patrick's Day Celebration, Tudor Barn, Well Hall Road: Live entertainment in the restaurant from 8pm until 11pm - fancy dress welcome. Guinness and whiskey by the bucket load! Free entry.
Friday, 18 MarchFriends of The Tarn, St Andrew's Church, Court Road at 8pm, free talk - 'The defences of south east London in World War Two' by Chris Mumbray.
Sunday, 20 MarchTudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasaunce Spring Wedding Fayre, 11am to 4pm: over 30 exhibitors offering various services
(Last year's event here)
[note: some additions made later to this post...]