Royal Observatory Greenwich

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  • Address: Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2088584422
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Royal Observatory Greenwich - Review

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! Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in London itinerary 5 days.

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

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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 Address: Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich Contact Number: +44-2088584422
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Royal Observatory Greenwich(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Royal Observatory Greenwich: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • 3.94% of people who visit London include Royal Observatory Greenwich in their plan

  • 80.77% of people start their Royal Observatory Greenwich visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Royal Observatory Greenwich

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

54.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach Royal Observatory Greenwich

People normally club together National Maritime Museum and London Transport Museum while planning their visit to Royal Observatory Greenwich.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Royal Observatory Greenwich, London Reviews

  • A fun activity during the summer months is to head out to Greenwich to spend a half day at Greenwich park including a visit to the Royal Observatory. The Royal Observatory is one of London's better family friendly places to visit. Interesting things to see here include the impressive Equatorial Telescope, the Time Ball and the time galleries. If you are visiting just before 1pm, you can watch the Time Ball fall, this is sort of neat. However, probably the most interesting thing to see at the Royal Observatory is seeing the Prime Meridian Line (Longitude 0º) which is found here. The Prime Meridian line famously divides the eastern and western Hemispheres. Here you can take memorable photos, straddling both hemispheres with one foot in the east and the other in the west. This is a fun activity and something you will easily remember of your trip to London. To visit the Royal Observatory just follow the signs, exiting the Greenwich Tube Station. The walk is around 20-25 minutes. You can comfortably visit the observatory in 60-90 minutes including time spent at the Prime Meridian line. If you want to spend a 1/2 day visit to Greenwich, it is worth considering a visit to the National Maritime Museum and to spend of bit of time in the park as well before making your way back to central London.

  • This is the go to place for a day out. Prices are really great and a bargain for what you get. The museum is free and full of fantastic artefacts and exhibits. The shows that are on at the planetarium are simply amazing. I have seen them all ten times over and still can't get enough. It's magical and I highly recommend visiting if you have never been. The view just outside over look all of Greenwich and on to the Thames where it is steeped in history. You will be hooked.

  • Nice but you need to pay to go inside and it’s also very very small! But I liked it! Great to see at least once and the view in that park upon the hill is magnificent. You have also a small lake where you can go with the boat and toilets nearby and a parking space if you don’t want to walk until there. Great

  • One of my favourite places to hang. It can be a romantic date if you're brave enough or a fun day out with the family. The staff are lovely and if you get a chance, you should see a show at the planetarium. The last time we were late for a showing, the staff were kind enough and exchanged our tickets for another day. I can not say enough good things about this place. Love love love!

  • I’d like to give it 5 stars but I can’t given the length of the museum. It’s way too short given how much content is there. You could easily rush and be done in 30 minutes if you tried. The content though is good and everyone should do it at least once to stand on the 0 degree line.

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