Royal Observatory Greenwich, London

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Royal Observatory Greenwich, London - Address, Phone Number

Address: Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-2088584422

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids

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Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line. It is said to be the most important historic site for tourists. Visitors can stand on both eastern and western hemisphere placing their feet on both the sides of the Prime Meridian. Royal observatory is the source of Prime Meridian of the world.

The meridian line itself divides the world from east to west and north to south. Greenwich is chosen to be the Prime Meridian of the world choosing it to be the basis of national time zone system. Many shows are conducted for the entertainment of children and elders on topics of astronomy, space, meteorite, etc.

The Planetarium and Astronomy Centre is a part of the observatory and you should definitely explore it a little more. Apart from this, as mentioned earlier the meridian line is not to be missed!

Royal Observatory Greenwich Information

  • Prices vary according to events and shows.
  • Please confirm timings before your visit.
  • Access to wheel chair.
  • Parking facility available.
  • Last admission is at 4:30 pm
  • Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, Meridian line- same timings as the royal observatory.

Royal Observatory Greenwich Ticket Prices

  • Please check the official website for other combinations and offers.

How To reach Royal Observatory Greenwich by Public Transport

  • Greenwich park

Restaurants Near Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • Pavilion Tea house
  • Greenwich Tavern
  • The Spread eagle

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Royal Observatory Greenwich, London Reviews - Write a Review

  • Informational place, a great couple of hours. The views around are brilliant. It is quite a distance from the pier, if you are getting here by boat- so either use a taxi, use the visitor buggy or walk (it quite a long path to walk up and it is quite steep). I think the audio tour is a good thing to use if you really want to make the most of your time at the observatory.

  • Beautiful view form the top of London city and Canary Wharf. Not worth paying for to enter the observatory itself as only some old clocks and a gimmick line in LED on the floor within. I repeat there is nothing worth paying for at this site. Just enjoy the scenes from outside and take a picture with the Royal Observatory in the background.

  • Interesting place with old school instruments that were used by scientists. Reading about the prime meridian (and other meridians) and the huge telescope used in the past to see the stars gave good insight into this area of science. There was an entry fee of 9.5 pounds.

  • This was an amazing place to explore for adults and children a like. We went as part of a yr 1 end of year field trip. The staff were really helpful and the children absolutely loved exploring and learning about space.

  • Stunning views of the city. Entire skyline of canary wharf visible. Has a very well maintained museum. Very informative and interesting..

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