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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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London's Best Events 2014

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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    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  25% 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 £71  37% 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
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £48  39% off
    5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 | 34 minutes from The Observatory
    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 Arts and Crafts nearest The Observatory

    Nearest to The Observatory
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    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
    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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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 15 minutes from The Observatory
    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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    Events near The Observatory

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    Exhibition On Screen: The Impressionists
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th May to 4th Jun 2015
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
    A behind-the-scenes documentary on the Inventing Impressionism exhibition from the Musee du Luxembourg in Paris, National Gallery in London and Philadelphia Museum of Art, which explores ...More
     
     
     
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    Piccadilly
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th May to 4th Jun 2015
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
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    Shaun The Sheep Movie (Autism Friendly Screening)
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th May to 4th Jun 2015
    Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
    Shaun and the flock grow tired of the daily routine on Mossy Bottom Farm under the watchful eye of Bitzer the sheepdog. So the herd hoodwinks ...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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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?
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4.2 miles from The Observatory
    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
     
     
     
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    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.
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
    Bar Du Musee Café
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
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    The Greenwich Union
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
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    The Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Park Row, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Observatory
    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 BEST

    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
    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
     
     
     
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    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
    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 The Observatory

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Observatory.
    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
     
     
     
    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 | 37 minutes from The Observatory
    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
     
     
     
     

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    Hidden Details Of The Ornc
    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Old Royal Naval College 2 minutes walk from The Observatory

    See winning photographs and some of the runners up in the Flickr photography competition....More

    The Lost Room
    Exhibitions | Until 8th June 2015 

    Greenwich Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

    An interactive installation for two people in hands-free headphones, who are immersed in an audio soundscape and sent on a ...More

    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015 

    Fan Museum 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

    The Fan Museum unveils the very best of its late 19th and early 20th century fans for Fans Of The ...More

     
    Contemporary: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Adult dance class....More

    Egyptian Belly Dance: Beginners: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

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    Egyptian Belly Dance: Intermediate: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Dance class....More

    Professional Class With Alexander Whitley: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 5th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Workshop focusing on developing strength, co-ordination and complex sequencing....More

    Salsa Classes: Beginners: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Salsa class....More

    Lindy Hop Improvers: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Develop skills in social partnered dance....More

    Professional Class With Alexander Whitley
    Sporting Events | Until 5th June 2015 

    Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 4 minutes walk from The Observatory

    Learn movement skills with the renowned dancer....More

     
     
     
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