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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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The prime meridian, zero degrees longitude, runs through the courtyard of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, which was founded in 1675 by King Charles II.
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Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Prime Meridian line is here — put a foot on each side of the line! This is where zero longitude begins — and where it was ‘discovered.’ The views of the city are incredible also — even on a cloudy day. The park is...More

1  Thank kwagmeister
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Royal Observatory is a great museum to visit, particularly if you are interested in astronomy, geography and star gazing. Staff are very helpful and friendly and aside from all the informative displays in the museum, the views of London are well worth the trip.

Thank Reads23
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Zero longitude stars at this location. Stand on the prime meridian and learn the history of navigation that turns out to heavily depend on keeping time. Nice visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed my visit a lot, the whole place is gorgeous, but the show at the Planetarium was a huge disappointment for me. It was barely more than reading some articles then seeing up to the stars. The first 10 minutes lasted with being informed...More

1  Thank Tamas F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I would only recommend to visit this museum if you are interested in Astronomy and Geography, as one of the main focus of the museum are the Harrison chronometers, and the life of the Royal Astronomers. It might be a bit dull for kids. Even...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The story of the chronometer and the lack of payment for the inventions is fascinating. The Observatory is a must visit. We headed out the morning of the London Marathon. Big mistake. No public transport and the marathon starts in Greenwich. Anyway, we got there....More

1  Thank AngusR56
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everything here is fine. Its a bit of a walk to get here from the river, uphill, but the views are great. The staff were all friendly and the place is full of history. But I was still left disappointed. It just never seemed to...More

Thank Jordan1964
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t actually get in to this attraction because we were a bit late but I wanted to put a review on because of something I saw. An Italian couple were confused about which door to go into and one of the staff at the...More

2  Thank Paul k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A regular visitor to Greenwich Park but I’ve always managed o miss an opportunity to go into the Royal Observatory, well not this time. I wish I had done this sooner. Magnificent architecture couple with the ideal location makes for a fantastic visit encompass some...More

1  Thank PhillipRKabul
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the observatory by bus. From the bus stop, there is a long way to walk, and on a warm summerday, water and a good health is highly recommended. At arrival, it is easy to find the way through the building. The exhibition...More

1  Thank SIFTO_GO
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Nearby
Greenwich
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
...More
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9 April 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
There is an awful lot to do around Greenwich and plenty of places of interest. Sea life aquarium is interesting but there are lots of cities with aquariums but there is only one Royal Observatory.
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Ranjeet L
14 March 2018|
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Response from MarcusLC61 | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the Greenwich website you can buy combined tickets for both attractions.
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rachey6464
23 July 2017|
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Response from harmonotronic | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the planetarium is about £7.50 per show and the times vary. Not sure about a combined ticket for shows but if you go to the Royal Museums Greenwich website, (just google it) you'll find all of the ticketing, time and... More
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