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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
44 20 8858 4422
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Ranked #280 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The prime meridian, zero degrees longitude, runs through the courtyard of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, which was founded in 1675 by... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Braintree, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum involves a short but steep climb to the top of the hill set in Greenwich Park. it boasts some breath taking views of London as well as housing the infamous Meridan line which had a shocking queue for photographers! The older part is better suited to die hard astronomists. There are some interactive exhibits as well as a... More

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Langley City, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went to the Royal Observatory with 15 high school students own a trip in London from Canada. While I loved the history here, the kids were bored very quickly. Standing on either side of the Prime Meridian was cool, and many of the ancient astronomical devices were interesting. I'd love to come back in the evening for a program run... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We purchased a 'Big Ticket' which combined the Cutty Sark with the ROG. I felt we received our money's worth combining them. It was quite a steep climb, but the views are lovely and if you pace yourself, it isn't too much. Once you are up there, you can tour the observatory itself, along with the the Flamsteed House. There... More

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Kochi
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Geography classes from early school days taught me the importance of the Greenwich and the GMT. However having lived in India for the most of my life, I could only imagine about it as a child. Recently, on business I happened to travel to Blackheath and during the two days I stayed there, I had a chance to visit the... More

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took a nice scenic cruise down the Thames to Greenwich. It is a lovely village and we visited the Cutty Sark which was well worth the money. We made our way up the hill to the Observatory and were disappointed that it is now not free and they have fenced it. A lot of people chose not to pay... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I felt that this attraction was overpriced for what was on offer. If you have been to the Science Museum then there is not enough extra here to warrant the hefty price tag. There was a Steampunk exhibition on at the time of our visit, which in itself was not particularly interesting. what was interesting was listening to all of... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I think the thing that brings most people to the observatory is the chance to stand on the prime meridian. The entrance fee isnt as steep as other attractions but to get your monies worth take a guided tour. Lines form fast for pictures on the meridian so go early especially on a weekend. It is also a great place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Firstly ignore some of the other people who have reviewed this attraction. It is on a hill, you have to climb up it unfortunately. Another comment suggested that signs should be put up... You can see the royal observatory everywhere in Greenwich... You walk through the lovely Greenwich park, see a fantastic view, stand on the Prime Meridian, see some... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

If youre going to planetarium shows and cutty sark erc look at annual membership. Steampunk exhibit was great fun and worth a visit. Meridian line is a must do and get their early as poss to avoid queues. Planeterium is excellent and good fun, kids love it. Its top of quite a hill (great views) but youncan drive to back/side... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wonderful surroundings, huge park and the Royal Naval College. Well organised and easy to get around even when busy. Straddling the Meridian Line a must!

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