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Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
Ranked #259 of 1,851 things to do in London
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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.
Reviewed November 4, 2016

For years, standing on the Greenwich Meridian Line has been on my bucket-list and I was no disappointed.

From arriving in the magnificent grounds - with stunning views of London - to wandering through and exploring the various exhibits - and of course, standing on 'the line' - it was a delightful afternoon!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
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Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this attraction. The audio tour is well arranged and makes learning much easier. Some fanatastic views across London too.

Thank Fester C
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

We had a lovely walk around Greenwich and the grounds, upon entry to the observatory we saw the the entry price was £9.50. This is in no way justifiable. We left disappointed.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Astronomy photography exhibit was on when we visited and the accompanying show in the planetarium. One of the best shows I've seen - made by the Observatory themselves (instead of being bought in).

Thank TheMrsNatG
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We arrived at 11:00 after having breakfast outside from the van in the car park. We bought the Astro tickets which gave access the observatory and the planetarium.
We got the audio guides which have a simple menu system indicating the language required and then numbered thumbnails picture for the various locations.
The information from the guides was very useful and added a lot of meaning to the visit. I went in not knowing the history of the place and why it was an important place. I came out with a good understanding of how longitude and latitude were calculated, why previous attempts had failed and a newfound respect to those pioneers and visionaries that made it possible.
For me, this was a much better experience than my visit to the Natural History Museum earlier in the week. Although we visited in October half term, we didn't have to queue and it wasn't overrun with unruly children like the NHM.

Thank Ian G
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