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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £45  27% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 12 minutes from The Observatory
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  23% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 22 minutes from The Observatory
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 £74  22% off
South Quay, E14 | 27 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts and Crafts nearest The Observatory

Nearest to The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 3.9 miles from The Observatory
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4.6 miles from The Observatory
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 King Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5.8 miles from The Observatory
Established in 1776, Christie’s holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van Gogh’s Portrait ... More
 
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Observatory

The best shops and markets near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
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The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
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Events near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
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Ongoing
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th September 2017 to 22nd July 2018
The Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Observatory
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 ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th September 2017 to 22nd July 2018 - 10am-5pm
The Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Observatory
Every year astrophotographers from around the world contribute their best images as part of the Royal Observatory's annual competition. See the 31 prize-winners and explore an ...More
 
 
 
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Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st June to 7th July 2018
The Observatory, London, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
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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Sights and Attractions near The Observatory

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Observatory
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Observatory

What are the best dining options near The Observatory London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mogul Indian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
10 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Observatory
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peyton and Byrne Greenwich
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
20-22 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | Same location as The Observatory
Oven fresh, home-made artisan bread, cakes, and pastries are baked daily at Peyton and Byrne, the cafe chain set up by restaurateur and Great ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
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 The Observatory

Near The Observatory
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.7 miles from The Observatory
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
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.1 miles from The Observatory
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Observatory
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Observatory

The Observatory gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 9 minutes from The Observatory
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
Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Observatory
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Observatory

The best pubs near London The Observatory.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Observatory

The Observatory 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 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
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 | 23 minutes from The Observatory
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Observatory

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Observatory.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 9 minutes from The Observatory
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 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
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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Greenwich: A Painter's Perspective
Exhibitions | Until 5th August 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 2 minutes walk from The Observatory

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 2 minutes walk from The Observatory

Literary & Education, Talk....More

The Great British Seaside: Photography From The 1960s To The Present
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

National Maritime Museum 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s
The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

National Maritime Museum 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

From donkey rides to deck chairs, the National Maritime Museum documents six decades of seaside life with its new exhibition, ...More

 
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2018 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2018 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

Every year astrophotographers from around the world contribute their best images as part of the Royal Observatory's annual competition. See ...More

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Theatre | Until 7th July 2018 

Greenwich 6 minutes walk from The Observatory

The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week free festival of street performances, ...More

 

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On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

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The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

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Royal Opera House

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The O2 Arena

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Royal Artillery Square

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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