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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
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Description: The prime meridian, zero degrees longitude, runs through the courtyard of...
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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Day trip to London

Very nice day great park to let the kids run around. Bit of a steep climb to get to the top but fantastic views. Great museum and of course the time line GMT

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent afternoon at the Observatory, the guide who was available to show visitors around Flamsteed House was very informative as was the guy giving the talk at the Planetarium who engaged adults and children alike. The downside is that it isn't made clear at the Observatory entrance what the ticket arrangements are as there are two different... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Found this a bit pricey she not enough exhibits for younger children. The views from the park (which is free) are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a great day out! The Royal observatory has a great deal of history and beautiful architecture. The staff were excellent and everything was beautifully kept and maintained. The are several galleries, housing telescopes, astronomy and timekeeping history with Harrison's timekeepers all on display! There was a free audio guide that brought every gallery to life. Joined to the observatory... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the views from the top are outstanding, really nice, but the observatorium was nothing special, the audio guide was not very helpful, sometimes working sometimes not... a lot of people waiting to take a picture exactly at the meridian (I don't really see the point, this meridian also cross many other countries, places). I would rather stay in the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very nice day great park to let the kids run around. Bit of a steep climb to get to the top but fantastic views. Great museum and of course the time line GMT

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I checked online before we went as aware wheelchair access is not a given anywhere. Was reassureed that was access to reasonable amount .Well not sure what there idea of access is but is poor . Think cobble stones .Doors that are to narrow that is way meant to go exit but cant get a standard wheelchair through.Displays boards to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having always wanted to see the Greenwich meridian this museum was a must. I found the audio guide quite hard to follow as it didn't seem to follow the route. There were so many school children that it was very noisy. Exhibits were scientifically interesting, however I did think that the visit was over priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Discovered many new things i didn't know, the park is abs outstanding with a beautiful view over London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived at Greenwich via the Thames Clipper boat. That set the scene for the day. I wasn't really looking forward to visiting the Navel museum etc. but was persuaded to give it a go. We walked up to the Royal Observatory through the grounds of the museum as it was a lovely sunny day. The park is vast and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We took the City Cruises boat to Greenwich so we got to see London and the way there and back which was perfect. My husband is a science buff so this outing was planned for him. The highlights were the incredible view from the hill on the way up to the observatory and of course being able to stand on... More 

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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 laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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