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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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, London SE10 8EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited in January arriving by Thames Clipper which was a great way of approaching this iconic site. We booked on a tour led by Sandi who was great, so knowledgeable and she went to so much trouble to tell us all about the wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lesley19572018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice green park and nice view from top of observatory outside which is free and splendid view of garden and after that Queens house and after that Old navsl royal college and thames river and city skyline , all in one snap, great view. Prime...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amit N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great time watching the latest shows on the planetarium. So informative and amazing images of the night sky and dark matter. Become a member as it is great value for money.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J2421HQlyndah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty nifty being able to see the exquisite clocks and standing over the Prime Meridian line in person. Remember to compare against your phone to see how close to longitude 0° you are! The view of the London Skyline at the top is worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tinyideas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The observatory is great to learn a little bit of history, also surrounded by great parks you can take a great walk around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmatesic
Reviewed 1 week ago

... you know what it’s about in terms of tourism. It’s about the Prime Meridian, the definite ultimate specific original location that defines GMT 0. It is as if definition matters more than any of the astronomical discoveries being made. And they have indeed been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought a Truly Concierge experience for my husband for Christmas 2017 and finally got round to using in Nov 2018! It was well worth the wait - the planetarium show was great and well narrated by one of the staff. Really interesting and easy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank airbase84
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, use the clippers to reach Greenwich. Cheap, comfortable, and interesting trip. The park you have to cross to get to the observatory (be prepared to a steep climb) is very beautiful, even in winter, with a lot of squirrels. The observatory is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Virginiapinto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to sit back in the very comfortable chairs and try not to fall asleep. I loved watching and learning from the very knowledgeable staff who talked us though the planets. The only down sized was the very young children right behind my chair...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very neat museum that has some interactive aspects. Also fun to stand on the prime meridian. Also lots of great views and photo opportunities.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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7 September 2018|
Response from 384deano | Reviewed this property |
Views are great BUT you are outdoors very cold and damp even when it is dry...
29 July 2018|
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Response from YvoVandenbempt | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I bought a combined ticket at the entrance of the Cutty Sark museum. This included axess to the Cutty Sark sailship and the Royal Observatory and it was more cost effective than buying two separate tickets. I don't think... More
Kate H
16 July 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
I think I would start with a one off visit first. There is plenty to see there but it might not all be of interest to an 11 year old, kids being the fickle creatures they are you could pay a lot of money and then they... More