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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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The prime meridian, zero degrees longitude, runs through the courtyard of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, which was founded in 1675 by King Charles II.
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Blackheath Avenue | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to visit the Royal Observatory and it was interesting. We were given the audio sets and no explanation how they worked but once we returned our sets, we were then told....

Thank notdoneroaming2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This fantastic museum is fascinating for anyone interested in astronomy and navigation. This is the site that invented time the home of GMT great views of the magnificent city and canary wharf. Great transport links by train bus and river.

Thank Timothy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My gf and I were in the Docklands area for the first time together and wanted to explore the Cutty Sark area of Greenwich. With plenty of local amenities, spaces and historic buildings, it is fairly tranquil area to visit in London. We went up...More

Thank hiphopsoul123
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a pleasant journey from central London to Greenwich using the DLR from Canary Wharf to Cutty Sark. From Cutty Sark it was a pleasant stroll through Greenwich park to the observatory. There were great views of London from the top. Our son loved...More

Thank ABagOfJourneys L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If in central London, I recommend taking a river cruise down to Greenwich. The observatory is approached through a beautiful park, and is quite doable in an hour or two. The views of London are excellent, and the museum contains a significant collection of astronomical...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit pricey for what it is, but cheaper if you get a ticket for this and the Cutty Sark off the internet. Lots to see and photograph. A bit crowded, and limited space to pass by people. Very interesting place to go.

Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic views of Greenwich from here, In particular of the queens house and the maritime museum and London in general Drinks and snacks available from outlets at top of observatory Worth a visit just for the views which can be seen well even without paying...More

Thank Kevsja
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Observatory feels rather dated as a museum - almost "fusty" and really doesn't make that much of the heritage and history that it has to offer. Shame

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who is interested in science, history, horology, astronomy, celestial navigation or just looking for a day out should almost certainly visit the Royal Observatory. After a steep climb you arrive at the Observatory. You are greeted by the Shepard 24 hour gate clock and...More

Thank mtbsamjames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's well worth the long walk up the hill to visit the observatory and see a superb view of the city. Interesting but small museum but it was worth it to stand on both sides of the Meridian line. We made a day trip out...More

Thank Patrick G
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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23 July 2017|
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Response from harmonotronic | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the planetarium is about £7.50 per show and the times vary. Not sure about a combined ticket for shows but if you go to the Royal Museums Greenwich website, (just google it) you'll find all of the ticketing, time and... More
7 July 2017|
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Response from JohnBoyXXX | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Really sorry for the late reply. I don't get any notifications that there are questions. I hope you got to see the timepieces, they are very special. When we went, we got there just in time for the free tour, we didn't... More
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30 May 2017|
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Response from northants90 | Reviewed this property |
No you will be fine. The ticket will give you access. Note. There is a lot so see and do there so be prepared to spend some time there. It is a very good attraction.