At Royal Observatory Greenwich, see where the world established 0 degrees longitude. More than just the home of the prime meridian, the observatory serves as a museum containing artifacts from its time as a center for the study of navigation. Keep an eye out for the world's first marine chronometers and the UK's largest refracting telescope, which was made in 1893. The observatory also puts on art exhibits with maritime and astronomy themes, and hosts a 120-seat planetarium. Make sure you bring your camera, as you'll have views of London's Canary Wharf from here. Add Royal Observatory Greenwich and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London online trip planner.
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Royal Observatory Greenwich reviews
Me and my partner had a walk around and needed a drink so stopped at off the pop ups. I got a small water and was charged £5.40!!!! Absolute disgrace!!!
Me and my partner had a walk around and needed a drink so stopped at off the pop ups. I got a small water and was charged £5.40!!!! Absolute disgrace!!! more »
I’ve been around the Observatory many times as I am always walking around there at the Park. I think it is a MUST go see place in London. From there you have a beautiful view of a vast area of London.... more
I’ve been around the Observatory many times as I am always walking around there at the Park. I think it is a MUST go see place in London. From there you have a beautiful view of a vast area of London.... more »
SO COOL!!!! Location on the hill in the park is amazing. Beautiful views. The maritime clock stuff is super interesting. The astronomy and telescopes. I loved it so much. They have a planetarium we didn’t get to see but I can only imagine it rules.
Nice experience! Spectacular view at sunset. It is a special place to visit, lot of walking to the observatory so dress accordingly and wear walking shoes. Most of the people read astronomy when going to school, this is an educational experience. The meridian line, large telescopes and planetarium are highlights. It is good for all ages and specially for kids. You need minimum 2 hours to visit. I would recommend this place if you are a fan of astronomy or science.
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