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

 

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Longitude Punk'dLongitude Punk'dLongitude Punk'dLongitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has commissioned eight British steampunk artists to create works inspired by the technical inventions that were presented to the Board of Longitude between 1714 and 1828. The exhibition features13th July 2014Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Ongoing
Longitude Punk'd
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  1st April 2014 to 1st February 2015
Longitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has commissioned eight British steampunk artists to create works inspired by the technical inventions that were presented to the Board of Longitude between 1714 and 1828. The exhibition features... More about this event
 
The Adventures Of Baron MunchausenThe Adventures Of Baron Munchausen31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
event > Film Events
DATES  Thursday 31st July 2014 - 6.30pm
City Of Lost ChildrenCity Of Lost Children28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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City Of Lost Children
event > Film Events
DATES  Thursday 28th August 2014 - 6.30pm
 

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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
London's Best Events 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
De Vere Venues Devonport House London
De Vere Venues Devonport House
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £49  33% off
King William Walk, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Situated on the World Heritage Site in Greenwich and steeped in naval history, Devonport House offers you the perfect way to enjoy London buzz, without the ...More
 
 
 
ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  39% off
30 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
For two centuries, maritime Greenwich was the heart of a naval empire that ruled every sea in the world. Home of the international dateline, this area ...More
 
 
 
Novotel London Greenwich London
Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £58  31% off
173-185 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 9 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
One of the best in this popular chain, the Novotel Greenwich's lovely position at the heart of Maritime Greenwich is only half its appeal. The restaurant ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Royal Observatory Greenwich

Nearest to Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Queen's House London
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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
 
 
 
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium London
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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
 
 
 
National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium London
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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
Greenwich London
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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
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Old, enclosed Royal Park. A World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) ...More
 
 
 
Old Royal Naval College London
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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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Events near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Finding Longitude Book Launch London
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Finding Longitude Book Launch
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 13th July 2014 - 3pm
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
A panel discussion of the exhibition....More
 
 
 
Love And A Bottle: LAMDA London
Now On
Love And A Bottle: LAMDA
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 12th July 2014 at 2pm & Monday 14th July 2014 at 7.30pm
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Stella Feehily's adaptation of the Restoration comedy written by George Farquhar....More
 
 
 
Greenwich Music Time London
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Greenwich Music Time
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Aug 2014
Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Set within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Greenwich Music Time presents four nights of live music featuring ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Michael Edwards Studio Theatre London
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
 
 
 
Up the Creek London
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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
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
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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
The Cheeseboard London
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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
 
 
 
The Creaky Shed London
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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
 
 
 
Meantime Brewing Company London
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Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 15 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
London's Meantime Brewing Company, led by brewmaster and founder Alastair Hook, is one of Britain's leading craft brewers. When the brewery moved from Penhall Road to ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Royal Observatory Greenwich

What are the best dining options near Royal Observatory Greenwich London?
Spread Eagle London
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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
 
 
 
Trafalgar Tavern London
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
British Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Gourmet Burger Kitchen London
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
Four Corners London
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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
 
 
 
The Making Space London
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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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
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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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Royal Observatory Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Greenwich Park London
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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
 
 
 
Brooklyn Bowl London
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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
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
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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.
Bar Du Musee Café London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, , SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
...More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Tavern London
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
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
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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.
The Old Brewery London
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
 
 
 
Proud2 at The O2 London
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
 
 
 
Davy's Wine Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 36 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Royal Observatory Greenwich

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Museum of London Docklands London
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
 
 
 
Laban London
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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
 
 
 
The O2 London
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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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Finding Longitude Book Launch
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

National Maritime Museum

A panel discussion of the exhibition....More

Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum

From July, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich marks the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with Ships, Clocks and ...More

 
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

National Maritime Museum

Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation ...More

 
War Artists At Sea
War Artists At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

The Queen's House

Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's ...More

 
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Exhibitions | Until 14th November 2014 

The Queen's House

Rozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the ...More

 
Longitude Punk'd
Longitude Punk'd
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Longitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich ...More

 
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

National Maritime Museum

Opening on Trafalgar Day (21st October 2013), Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum ...More

 
Discover Sundays
Kids Events | Until 27th July 2014 

National Maritime Museum

Discover your interest or love in the sea....More

Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Fan Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising presents a fascinating overview of the history of advertising fans, showing how commercial ...More

 
Monarchs, Marriages and Madness: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2014 

Old Royal Naval College 5 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Find out about the royal connections in Greenwich....More

 
 
 
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