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Royal Observatory Greenwich, London

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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. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Royal Observatory Greenwich can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can reach Greenwich via water taxi or take the tube to DLR and on to Greenwich, board at Monument or Bank. Both ways are fun, especially if you have children. There are many fine examples of clock...  more »
  • Very beautiful place. We do a quick tour. We observe the landscape park and buildings around. Not entered the Museum, did you found interesting (time to visit other places x cost). Entry was £ 9.50 p/p.
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  • The audio guide which is part of your entrance fee is essential to get the most of this place. However, it is not always clear which number you are on. The content is explained well and the exhibits f...  more »
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  • I visited this place for the 2015 astronomy photographer of the year exhibition and absolutely loved it! educational, inspirational and enjoyable. I find the layout a little confusing but managed not to get lost which is something I seem to be adept at in museums.
  • The observatory is mainly a museum about time keeping, clock making and everything around how precise clocks and astronomers helped developing worldwide navigation before modern technology. Lots of entertainment for kids. Avoid if you're not interested in this kind of museum, you don't have kids, you're not a kid yourself and you're not thrilled about standing and taking a selfie on the Greenwich meridian. But, without paying for the ticket, you might enjoy the view of Canary Wharf from the observatory hill and a stroll in the huge park.
  • Good place to see if visiting Greenwich, London. All things Space. There a place to eat , it's free you can pay to watch a live show. After you can walk around the park and walk to the main town.
  • Always a great place to come back to. Seen it so many times, yet it's such a stunning set and scenery. You can also spend hours on ends in the park, chilling or watching other people. Or if the weather allows, the city skyline, which is breathtaking.
  • If you are fan of outer space, stars and asteroids, you will absolutely love the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. The excibition inside along with the audio guide, will give a good taste of what is going up there, above our heads. In the outside area, you will queue to have a photo in the meridian line - the spot where time starts and ends. You can easily spend a whole day here - The Royal Observatory is just on top of the hill in front of the Greenwich Park; don't forget to take your picnic equipment!