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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, 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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Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
+44 20 8312 6608
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Reviewed yesterday

As a birthday present, i was taken to London to visit a few attractions my hosts knew I'd be interested in. I wanted to see the red ball on the pole, but unfortunately just missed the 1pm (BST) operation. A helper explained its meaning and...More

Thank JohnBoyXXX
Reviewed 3 days ago

This visit to the Royal Observatory Greenwich was in the top list of our journey. It's amazing to feel you are standing on the historic Prime Meridian of the World where east meets west !!!!! Check your time with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and go...More

Thank Nana_har
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked in advance to go in and also see some of the shows they were offering. If you can book it in advice and try and book the shows at the end of the day as they will generally follow on from each other....More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here on a Sunday with the kids. Bought the Planetarium and observatory tickets together as it works out better and you might aswell see both while your there. Very interesting and fascinating things to do and see. There was a work shop on the...More

1  Thank mipinions
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have always been interested in maps and geography, so the Royal Observatory was a natural choice. I enjoyed being photographed standing exactly on the Prime Meridian. The explanations of the progress of keeping time and charting location were somewhat technical, but still interesting. Some...More

Thank glboh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place so interesting about the time line and the history lovely park and gardens got the best ice cream ever .however signposting was poor and you have to be fit to get up the steep bank to it

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here for a few hours before leaving London and were very glad we did. It was a very interesting place to visit with a lot more to see and read than we had time to. We will be back again in the future....More

Thank JerseyGirl1981
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have traveled with "City Cruises" over the Thames River from London. To get to observatory you need to walk but it really worth it. This is the place where earth coordinating and East-West was declared. Everybody know that this is the place where zero...More

Thank xTimewind
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here with my wife and parents. Greenwich itself is worth the visit on its own, but the observatory and the adjacent park are well worth the visit.

Thank Joash-Herbrink
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off a caveat that I was offered and accepted a full refund for my day and the manager was fantastic who I dealt with. We were even refunded the price of our visit to both the Cutty Sark and observatory. We left without finishing...More

Thank Carl S
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
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Jacky W
We have booked tickets for a planetarium show does it cost extra to get into the observatory?
29 May 2017|
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Response from northants90 | Reviewed this property |
No you will be fine. The ticket will give you access. Note. There is a lot so see and do there so be prepared to spend some time there. It is a very good attraction.
Hi! I got three questions that I hope will be answered: 1) Can tickets to the Royal Observatory be purchased on site or do I have to reserve it online? Is there a price difference? 2) Since this is obviousy a renowned tourist site, how bad are the waiting lines and what's the average waiting time to get inside? 3) I read somewhere you have to pay an extra fee to stand on the Meridian line - is this true and if so, how much is it? Thanks so much in advance!
18 May 2017|
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Response from Morrison Z | Reviewed this property |
If you go in the morning, there will probably be fewer people at the observatory. There is no charge to stand on the prime meridian line.
Yasmin B
Does a ticket into the ROG include a planetarium show?
10 April 2017|
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Response from SamRMG | Property representative |
The standard ticket does not include a show but you can save money with an 'Astro ticket'. These can be purchased when booking a planetarium show and include entry to the historic Observatory at a discounted price... More