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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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Long walk, but neat

As others have said, it is probably a 15 minute walk from the rail station to the National Maritime Museum, then another 15 minute somewhat strenuous walk up a hill to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It does cost to get into this museum which is somewhat unusual in London, however, it's worth it. It talks about the Royal astronomers, Greenwich time, and much more. It's a fairly steep climb for the last bit but one gets nice views from up there. No need to pay to go up any of the buildings as the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, even if it's just for the amazing views of the city from the top. If you visit take the time to listen to the story telling characters in the square who are very entertaining.

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Reston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

As others have said, it is probably a 15 minute walk from the rail station to the National Maritime Museum, then another 15 minute somewhat strenuous walk up a hill to the observatory. The walk through the park is very pretty though and the view is worth it when you get to the observatory. The exhibits and such were neat... More 

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of science here. A must see if you are in London. The place of the Prime Meridian where east meets west

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by local friends and we were pleased to take their recommendation. Nice walk up the hill to see prime meridian. One can spend half the day strolling in the adjacent garden and the National Maritime Museum.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A great afternoon here, lots of interesting stuff, plenty of interaction and we loved the show, " our neighbours in space" too. The hill can be tough, we found it better to get off at Greenwich and wander though the quiet streets. The views are brilliant once you get there, and of course you have to have your photo taken... More 

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Langar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We caught a Thames Clipper (like a bus on the river with regular routes up and down the Thames and probably cheaper than a river tour) from the centre of London out to Greenwich. Saw lots of the sights of London from a different perspective along the river and landed next to the Cutty Sark, which is a great sight... More 

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quezon city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took the train to get here. And the walk was quite far from the train station. You also have to walk through a park and hike up a hill to get to the observatory. I think i was huffing by then. The observatory itself was teeming with lots and lots of people. You have to get in line to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fascinated about the Greenwich meridian line read in geography book. But once arrived, realized it was a mistake to visit. Other than taking photo with the meridian line, there is nothing else that interest me. There is a time measurement history museum in the Flam-house, and a few large equipment on display, that's it. Didn't visit the planetarium, as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Greenwich I recommend coming here first it is quite a haul up the hill so do the other attractions afterwards. This is a fantastic attraction if you like science or not. This is where Britain invented time! I am joking of course but it is fascinating how the notion and importance of time developed and the... More 

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Address: Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
Phone Number: 44 20 8858 4422
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Greenwich
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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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