Royal Observatory Greenwich

 
 
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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
 
 
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10am-5pm
 
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Adult FREE, Child FREE | There may be a separate charge for some special exhibitions.
 

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Royal Observatory GreenwichThis museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the base point for World Time and the site of Longitude 0. If you time it right, you can watch the timeball drop at 13:00 each day. Between them, the

 

Royal Observatory Greenwich events

 
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young3rd March 2015Sunday 19th July 2015 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th September 2014 to 19th July 2015
The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all the categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and the Young... More about this event
 
Stories In The Stars: Author EventStories In The Stars: Author EventAuthor Susanna Hislop presents astronomical stories, illustrated using art by artist Hannah Waldron and followed by a book signing.19th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Stories In The Stars: Author Event
Introduction To Astronomy: CourseIntroduction To Astronomy: CourseGreg Smye-Rumsby leads a course for people with little prior knowledge of astronomy.14th April 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Introduction To Astronomy: Course
Travelling The Universe: CourseTravelling The Universe: CourseDiscover the history of space travel.14th April 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Travelling The Universe: Course
 

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LondonTown.com - Royal Observatory Greenwich Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
North Greenwich Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hot Dates

An Evening with the Stars Royal Observatory Greenwich, SE10 9NF 14th February 2012 If you believe your relationship with your loved one was written in the stars (forgive...

 
 
Free London Museums

National Maritime Museum | Queen's House | Royal Observatory Romney Road Greenwich, SE10 9NF National Maritime Museum Located in the heart of historic Greenwich, the National...

 
 
Halloween in London

Halloween: The Darker Side of Greenwich Royal Observatory Greenwich, SE10 9NF 23rd October 2011 - 31st October 2011 Whether you're after ghost walks, chilling theatre productions or freakish...

 
 
Free London Museums

National Maritime Museum | Queen's House | Royal Observatory Romney Road Greenwich, SE10 9NF National Maritime Museum Located in the heart of historic Greenwich, the National...

 
 
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  31% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  37% off
South Quay, E14 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £48  35% off
5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 | 33 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Only fifteen minutes from London City Airport by taxi and close to Canary Wharf, the ExCeL exhibition centre and The O2 arena, the Radisson Blu Edwardian ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Royal Observatory Greenwich

Nearest to Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
 
 
 
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
The 15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 3 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Now On
Labyrinth
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 27th Feb to 5th Mar 2015
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
...More
 
 
 
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Love Is Strange
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 1st to 4th Mar 2015 - Various Times
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Ben and his partner George have spent almost four decades together and they finally decide to legalise their union with a marriage in front of family ...More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - 12noon
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located in Trafalgar Square in London, The National Gallery is one of the jewels of the UK's cultural heritage, housing one of the greatest collections of ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best shops and markets near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 12 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Royal Observatory Greenwich

What are the best dining options near Royal Observatory Greenwich London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spread Eagle
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1-2 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
In spite of its name, its Victorian pub exterior and an interesting collection of Greenwich memorabilia, the Spread Eagle is not a pub, or even a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4.4 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4.5 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 31 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best pubs near London Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 

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Waterloo: Life & Times
Waterloo: Life & Times
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

Fan Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Visit Waterloo: Life And Times, a temporary exhibition at one of London's quirkiest museums, and see how fans were designed ...More

 
Contemporary: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 7 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Adult dance class....More

Egyptian Belly Dance: Beginners: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 7 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Dance class....More

Egyptian Belly Dance: Intermediate: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th March 2015 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 7 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Dance class....More

Adult Dance Classes
Sporting Events | Until 11th July 2015 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 15 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Take part in our popular Adult Classes and performance projects, whatever your background and experience! We offer accessible dance and ...More

The Honey Man
Theatre | Until 4th March 2015 

The Albany 20 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

A Judy Owen Ltd & Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company production about an ageing beekeeper and a local girl and how ...More

The Collector
Theatre | Until 14th November 2015 

The Space 23 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Trinity Laban Beats In The Bar
Concerts | Until 3rd March 2015 

Blackheath Halls 24 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

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The Black Keys
The Black Keys
Concerts | On 3rd March 2015 

The O2 Arena 1.45 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys have cancelled their forthcoming European concerts including their ...More

 
Open Mic Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th April 2015 

New Cross Inn 1.54 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich

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