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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: 44 20 8858 4422
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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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We walked here after getting off our Thames ferry ride. Greenwich is a quaint area of London and worthy of a visit. We walked through the park and up the steep walkway which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A visit makes one feel proud to be British.I was amazed to find myself standing next to Nelson's tunic which he was shot in.Really friendly knowledgeable staff.Visit asap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We walked here after getting off our Thames ferry ride. Greenwich is a quaint area of London and worthy of a visit. We walked through the park and up the steep walkway which included great photo opportunities across the park and river. We decided to just check out the areas that we did not have to pay to enter: great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent exhibition on the development of time measurement. I recommend also see the camera obscura, if the weather is favorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited many times, finally making the effort to review. Located high in Greenwich Park, even before you enter you'll have stunning views overlooking Greenwich, particularly Queen's House, against a backdrop that includes the mass of developments on the Isle of Dogs. The Obervatory itself is for the most part a lovey old building with plenty to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Despite the pouring rain, a fascinating step back in time. To be where Flamstead, Maskyline and others worked and see Harrison's amazing timepieces made this a historic gem. Informative without getting too technical, plenty for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took a river cruise on the Thames to Greenwich and back on the day of the Tube strike, so that solved our transportation problem for the day. The Royal Observatory was fascinating. I highly recommend the paid admission to the Flamsteed House and the Prime Meridian Courtyard ... that is where all the historical things are. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

V reasonable entrance price for family of five. Audio guides included in this price. Perfect amount of information provided. Extremely interesting. Great photo opportunity with a foot in each time zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the Royal Observatory with my cousin, who lives in Greenwich with his family. We had tried to visit many years ago but couldn't make it and had always wanted to come back. It was wonderful and everything we had hoped to see. I always tell my husband and kids that unlike the three of them (who were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very cool! If you want to see more other than the Prime Meridian sign and sculpture, expect to get there at least an hour before closing. They won't sell tickets after thirty minutes before closing, so plan accordingly. We showed up a little bit before 16:30 and luckily got tickets, it was a bit expensive to go in to just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Interesting tour about the evolution of timekeeping and the astronomers who lived there. It was great fun to stand across the Prime Meridian. Beautiful views from the top. The walk is beautiful, but closer to the top, the walk is fairly steep. There is an accessible route or you may consider driving.

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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: 44 20 8858 4422
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Greenwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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