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.

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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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  • 4.78% of people who visit London include Royal Observatory Greenwich in their plan

  • 62.39% of people start their Royal Observatory Greenwich visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Royal Observatory Greenwich

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  • The observatory played essential role in the history of time keeping and the related issues like navigation and sailing. It has big planetarium that has 3 different shows. I watched the dark matter show and I think it is amazing. The view from is also amazing, basically it is overlooking most of London. I truly enjoyed it as well as my kids.

  • An absolute must see for visitors to Greenwich and London. This is a brilliant landmark and visitor attraction and with views outside over the rest of London it’s also a very good opportunity to get some great photographs of the O2 and The City, Canary Wharf and other areas. The observatory itself is great and free to visit and the exhibitions are fun to get into and check out although they are not free and vary on price. We have seen 2 exhibitions so far, the sky at night and the solar system, both have been very very good to see.

  • Amazing experience for me and my family. My son was very young then but he liked the skyline a lot. The green laser light goes far to the city from the center line, amazing view in the evening. The stairs could be difficult for the older people, however the park and surrounding areas are wonderful. The Riverside walk and eateries are very enjoyable too.

  • It's really a shame that this observatory is no longer used for its primary purpose. However, its history is nonetheless very fascinating. It's definitely a must see and there's so much to explore inside it that it makes worth the money you spend for the ticket, especially if you like horology, astronomy and this kind of scientific history. Unfortunately, the stainless steel sculpture marking the prime Meridian (I saw it and photographed it in in 2012) is no longer there. Now there's only a line in the ground and it might be enough to remind us of the incredible history of all the pioneers that contributed to inventing this wonderful feature still used nowdays.

  • Obviously this is the place to go if you want to stand on the prime meridian, but you might be surprised by how much else you learn while you're there. They have a museum that will take you on a journey through the history of the people who dedicated their lives to making navigation in the ocean possible, and those who perfected the art of timekeeping. I was pleasantly surprised to learn as much as I did during my visit. Just be prepared to climb a big hill on your way there.

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