Greenwich Village Walking Tour: The Friends House And More

 

Times Square

If Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus had a baby, it would look like Times Square. Times Square is basically capitalism on crack. There are huge moving adverts everywhere you look, and the place is teeming with shops, ‘Celtic’ bars, and ways for you to spend your money.

It was insanely busy, but luckily I’m from London so I know how to weave through the crowds.

New York Yellow Taxi
New York Yellow Taxi
Living Statue in Times Square
Living Statue in Times Square
Adverts in Times Square
Adverts in Times Square
Adverts in Times Square
Adverts in Times Square

The Rockefeller Centre

Before my walking tour, I had a wander through Broadway (they have SO MANY shows!) and ended up at the Rockefeller Centre.

Broadway New York
Broadway New York
Rockefeller Centre
Rockefeller Centre
Rockefeller Centre
Rockefeller Centre

Greenwich Village Walking Tour

I’ve booked about five walking tours for my New York visit because I want to see more than Googles ‘things to do in NYC’ list. The first tour I booked was for Greenwich VIllage.

I actually missed the first half hour of this tour because my signal wasn’t working and I couldn’t use Google maps, but I caught up with them near the ‘Friends’ apartment.

The Greenwich Village walking tour isn’t the most exciting walking tour in the world. You mostly just look at different buildings and learn about architecture which was good for me because I love that stuff, but I can imagine some people would find it a little boring.

It was nice to learn about the area. Greenwich village was once one of Hemingway’s favourite haunts, it had a vibrant bohemian culture and it was home to loads of famous people before and after they were famous. I also learned about New Yorks insane rent prices and saw where the NYU students hang out.

Greenwich Village, New York
Greenwich Village, New York
Greenwich Village, New York
Greenwich Village, New York

This used to be a Speak Easy during prohibition!

Friends House, Greenwich Village, New York
Friends House, Greenwich Village, New York

The Friends house is having some work done.

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