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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
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
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
... 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
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
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
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
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
laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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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
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 there are combined tickets for the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. The Planetarium is located close to the R.O. but requires a separate ticket, hence the full price has to be paid.
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
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 consider it boring.