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Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Observatory

Observatory, Science Museum, and Historic Site
Greenwich West, London
  • Lauren K.
    "Don't miss the Prime Meridian and the view of Greenwich nearby!"(9 Tips)
    Bellerbys College
    "... visitor. Follow the meridian line, marked in gleaming brass in the pathway up..."(5 Tips)
    Sean I.
    "Avoid the observatory during half-term, it's mobbed with children"(5 Tips)
    Jagadish G.
    "Excellent views of London City."(4 Tips)
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  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeithOctober 5, 2014
    Small museum with a few cool interactive exhibits that will make you feel like a kid for the day. Don't miss the Prime Meridian and the view of Greenwich nearby!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WaddingtonDecember 29, 2013
    Stunning location with incredible views over London. If you want to stand on the Meridian line you can avoid the entry fee by heading to the marker under the courtyard to the right of the entrance.
  • Rick H.
    Rick HowardDecember 3, 2013
    You can straddle the Prime Meridian for free - The demarcation is also available OUTSIDE the main gate along the wall that runs underneath the Prime Meridian Sculpture on the museum grounds.
  • Karin H.
    Karin HillMay 16, 2013
    It's a hike to get up to the Observatory from the National Maritime Museum, so make sure you leave some time for the walk. Also, look into wheelchairs for anyone with mobility issues.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BradyJuly 22, 2011
    Shame that's it's now pay, after many years of being free. The view from the hill, once you've managed the steep climb to the top via the paved walkway, is stunning. I look out now and wonder that w
    BrokeinLondon.comDecember 22, 2013
    The home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian. This marks the official starting point for each day, year and millennium and divides the East and West Hemispheres of the earth. Read more
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PalmerMarch 21, 2014
    If you just want to stand across the meridian, outside of the fenced area that costs to enter it's marked on the ground. On the N side of the Observatory (towards the river) through the black gates.
  • Javier M.
    Javier MirandaOctober 7, 2012
    One of my favourite places in London. The gardens are lovely and the visits to the main buildings are a must-do from time to time.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonJune 17, 2010
    Set in a stunning park, and sitting precisely on the Prime Meridian of the world, the Royal Observatory is a great way to spend an afternoon in South London.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DOctober 23, 2016
    Great museum about the relationship between navigation and time instruments with great artifacts and the prime meridian!
  • Bellerbys College
    Bellerbys CollegeJune 25, 2011
    A must see for any visitor. Follow the meridian line, marked in gleaming brass in the pathway up to the observatory and contemplate the Earth's rotation and the meaning of time Read more
  • Greenwich T.
    Greenwich TheatreMay 20, 2010
    The starting point for global time. Free museum. Stand on the prime meridian, one foot in the western hemisphere one foot in the east. Also unquestionably the best view across London
  • Joe W.
    Joe WaltonSeptember 11, 2011
    Absolutely fabulous 'surprise trip' for the missus if you're in the part of town. Book a show in advance. Cheap and mind blowing.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GalFebruary 5
    A must be visited and saved location in Maps and not for the latitude!
  • Adrià A.
    Adrià ArrufatApril 24, 2015
    Really interesting museum about how we struggled to measure time and distances accurately throughout history
  • Eddie S.
    Eddie SharkeyAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing views of London. Not quite as good as 'One Tree Hill' which is elsewhere in Greenwich Park
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthNovember 8, 2015
    Lovely buildings, peaceful surroundings and an informative museum. Well worth the entry.
  • Adrian R.
    Adrian RowbothamMarch 24, 2011
    Well worth a visit. Fascinating story of the importance of timekeeping for navigation. The phrase “On the ball” has its routes here.
    HISTORY UKJanuary 17, 2011
    The home of Greenwich Mean Time, and therefore where each day and year commences. The Observatory’s original function was to improve sea navigation through knowledge of astronomy.
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UFebruary 5, 2016
    Best view of London. Highly recommended. Don't miss the prime meridian.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJuly 31, 2016
    Very interesting exhibits about the early days of astronomy. Check out Yuri Gagarin's statue.
  • Louise
    LouiseMarch 19, 2012
    Awesome place to take panoramic photos from, the height and sites around make an amazing view! See for yourself ;)
  • JK
    JKFebruary 14, 2015
    Don't miss out the true +0GTM at the Prime Meridian!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsJanuary 11, 2015
    Great views from the top and interesting exhibitions. Some free to enter.
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 6, 2015
    It's a reaLy small museum, bad to me was the fact that many galleries were on maintenance... The best for me was the "0 meridian line"
  • Jagadish G.
    Jagadish GandhiMay 13, 2012
    Excellent views of London City. Wonderful place to catch Sunrise & Sunset
  • Emm
    EmmSeptember 1, 2013
    Well worth the visit. John Harrison's prototypes & the winning H4 chronometers are awesome to see!! Inspiring story!! :)
  • George A.
    George AndreasMay 26, 2011
    Great place to go in fab surroundings and one of the best views anywhere in London.
  • Jane R.
    Jane RichardsJanuary 21, 2012
    Just £7 entrance for fascinating exhibitions on time, longitude and chance to stand on meridian line :-)
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJuly 4, 2015
    Don't miss units stencil just by the exit.
  • Adrian R.
    Adrian RowbothamMarch 24, 2011
    On a nice day, watch the sun set over London from the top of the hill — stunning.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 25, 2015
    Take a picture of you standing on both Western and Eastern Hemispheres ;)
  • Steve K.
    Steve KFebruary 9, 2013
    Worth a visit. Owner Paul is very helpful.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KirwinJune 2, 2013
    £4.80 for parking via blackheath entrance for 4hours maximum stay
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DoddJanuary 4, 2012
    very good evening with the stars tour, even in the rain!!
  • andrew w.
    andrew wongMarch 5, 2011
    There is a fab comedy photo opportunity at reception near the meteorite...
  • Yarn L.
    Yarn LamApril 5, 2015
    Be prepared to hike up a steep hill, but the view is rewarding.
  • Aybige C.
    Aybige CantürkJuly 28, 2015
    Stand on the Worlds Famous Meridian Line
  • Manic M.
    Manic MynaSeptember 16, 2016
    they blocked off one of the footpaths for no reason
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonNovember 6, 2016
    Expensive for what It has inside but necessary to see the meridian!
  • Nerijus M.
    Nerijus MalinauskasMarch 14, 2015
    Beautiful views of Canary Wharf
  • ginsu
    ginsuDecember 31, 2012
    GMT zero!Prime meridian of the world!
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DumbillSeptember 13, 2014
    Best views of London
  • maps4pets - P.
    maps4pets - PetsAugust 12, 2010
    Couple of nice pubs once you walk down the hill into town.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodAugust 17, 2012
    you may enjoy it!
  • uaezozo
    uaezozoNovember 16, 2015
    Astronomy Photographer of the Year 10 am - 5pm
  • Andrey
    AndreyAugust 30, 2014
    the place where time begins
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezAugust 14, 2015
    A must see.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCulleyJune 12, 2015
    London's only planetarium
  • Leonardo G.
    Leonardo G. de SouzaDecember 20, 2012
    Simply amazing.
  • bockje
    bockjeJanuary 2, 2012
    I was looking for @astro_andre but couldn't find him, where in God's name is he?
  • Julio Guido M.
    Julio Guido M.April 22, 2012
    Take a Photo in meridian!!!
  • SIY A.
    SIY AUYApril 19, 2014
    Entrance fee £7
  • Sean I.
    Sean IncantalupoJune 3, 2010
    Avoid the observatory during half-term, it's mobbed with children
  • Gabriela I.
    Gabriela IuliaApril 20, 2012
    Hard road...till there!!!
  • Sandra B.
    Sandra BairraoFebruary 18, 2012
    Love it !!!
  • adhitya y.
    adhitya yudharaharjaAugust 11, 2010
    so shiny dude, don't forget to bring your glasses..
  • Cj A.
    Cj AquinoDecember 14, 2015
    Very informative
  • Mònica
    MònicaOctober 12, 2015
  • Danny
    DannyNovember 11, 2010
    Awesome view from the top!
  • James R.
    James ReidFebruary 21, 2012
    It's actually FREE!
  • Lucas G.
    Lucas GDecember 20, 2014
  • Werner S.
    Werner SchrooyenNovember 25, 2010
    We where on the Meridian!
  • Marcos M.
    Marcos MoretMarch 6, 2010
    The observatory is stellar!
  • Tony L.
    Tony LiongAugust 12, 2010
    good area to work
  • Gisma D.
    Gisma DiningratJuly 16, 2010
    did this... Cool Place dude!!!
  • Gillian K.
    Gillian KerrJanuary 17, 2010
    Go see "We are astronomers" narrated by David Tennant. Inspiring!
  • laksmi j.
    laksmi juwindaAugust 12, 2010
    it's a cool place! great..
  • krisdiama s.
    krisdiama siddiqJuly 12, 2010
    huhuhuh...nice n easy Read more
  • Punky R.
    Punky RJuly 8, 2010
    Very nice park..
  • Niken E.
    Niken ErlanggaJuly 3, 2010
    did this...Cool Place dude!!!
  • Dio'ch D.
    Dio'ch David_KJune 28, 2010
    nice plACE
  • Andito Eko N.
    Andito Eko NugrohoAugust 12, 2010
    See the stars here
  • Angela F.
    Angela FransiscaAugust 7, 2010
    planetarium? not bad..
  • Erwinda S W.
    Erwinda S WardanaJune 28, 2010
    been there...
  • Paul [.
    Paul [sabret00the]January 6, 2010
    See the stars
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SJune 4, 2015
    Чтобы постоять по разные стороны нулевого мередиана-нужно покупать билет, но оно того стоит. Довольно интересный музей. И захватывающий вид на Лондон
  • V D.
    V DFebruary 19, 2015
    Υπέροχη βόλτα και εκπαιδευτική. Αφήστε τις Oxford street κι ελάτε εδώ να μάθετε για αστρονομία. Είναι ακριβό το εισιτήριο, αλλά ακόμη κι αυτά που προσφέρονται δωρεάν είναι υπέρ-αρκετά και συναρπαστικά
  • The End of The World
    The End of The WorldDecember 20, 2011
    สถานที่นี้เป็น จุดที่เริ่มแบ่งเส้นเวลาโลก นับเป็น 0.00 นับลบไปทางซ้าย (ทางทวีปอเมริกา) นับบวกไปทางขวา (ทางทวีปเอเชีย) จุดนี้เป็นจุดกลางโลกพอดี
  • CZcampuseros
    CZcampuserosAugust 12, 2013
    #TipLND pro #CZcampuseros: postavena 1675 na příkaz Karla II. Nultý poledník ustanovený 1851 a přijatý na mezinárodní konferenci 1884. Na dvoře observatoře vyznačen páskem z nerezové oceli. #4sqTipLND Read more
  • Ricardo P.
    Ricardo PinheiroJune 22, 2014
    O chato é morrer em 7 libras p/ o pátio (onde está o Meridiano), mas existem outros atrativos, como a Casa de Flamsteed e telescópios.
  • Socyr epdm Joaquin edo E.
    Hemos visitado el observatorio y es muy interesante
  • Felipe Z.
    Felipe ZavanJuly 11, 2015
    Bem legal, o parque, o observatório, o museu e a cidade!
  • Sergii I.
    Sergii IatsenkoJune 18, 2015
    Берите аудиогид не пожалеете. Шоу в планетарии фантастическое
  • 🎀 Tati K.
    A vista é ótima mas custa £7 somente para pisar na linha do meridiano!!
  • Amilcar M.
    Amilcar MachadoDecember 6, 2015
    Excelente monumento
  • AEH (.
    AEH (=´∀`)January 13, 2014
    ไม่ต้องจ่าย7ปอนด์เข้าไปถ่ายรูปหรอก ไม่มีอะไร
  • Aylin G.
    Aylin GAugust 2, 2016
    Abartılmış.. Para verip girmeye değmez ama siz bilirsiniz..
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