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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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“meridian line” (249 reviews)
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“cutty sark” (174 reviews)
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Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greenwich, on the edge of London is a lovely place with many nice bars, and restaurants. The Royal Observatory and college are well worth the visit and if you start from a river cruise be prepared for a tiring, although attractive, climb to the top

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bit of a hike up a hill and we were a little disappointed with the visit, I think we were expecting a little more. It was OK but we would not return. Long queue to cross the time zones.

Thank kohkoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My goal for the visit was to take pictures of the Prime Meridian and be "at two places at once". Like the other reviewers, it was a bit of a climb to reach the observatory but what a view of London it was! I got...More

1  Thank Yarril
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great tour, seeing the Prime Meridian line was interesting! Be sure to participate in the presentations in the observatory! Very informative and magical!

Thank Talar M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a sunny morning and enjoyed both the displays within the Observatory and the stunning views across the Thames to central London. The displays are informative, interesting and well-presented covering the history of the Observatory and lots of interesting family details about earlier...More

1  Thank Silver70s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out for us on a nice sunny day with the kids. It is very educational to learn about the observatory and time keeping. The parklands around the area are beautiful.

Thank rojerlowe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The climbing is worth it. You get great views of London from the Observatory. The Observatory is very interesting and worth a visit, but if you do not wish to pay, you can simply walk around and enjoy the day out.

Thank Juliana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standing on the meridian wow and what great view of London from the O2 to the City! You receive a free audio guide to help you around the attraction which includes the Camera Obscura, numerous clocks, quadrants, paintings and telescopes. You must go!

1  Thank Penny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I debated whether to come here, but despite the walk, I enjoyed it. I took the boat from near Tower of London & got some nice pictures of the city, the Tower & Tower Bridge. It lets you off at the Cutty Sark & Old...More

3  Thank Liza D
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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
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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.
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gypsysoul08
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!
19 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.
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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
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