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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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer Walking 2006

Greenwich Walk 3 Mile Walk in East London Greenwich, at the end of east London, is one of the most beautiful spots in the...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  35% off
30 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
De Vere Venues Devonport House London
De Vere Venues Devonport House
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £49  21% off
King William Walk, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
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
 
 
 
Novotel London Greenwich London
Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £58  21% off
173-185 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Observatory
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 Arts and Crafts nearest The Observatory

Nearest to The Observatory
Ella Doran London
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
 
 
 
Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
The Cheeseboard London
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
 
 
 
The Creaky Shed London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Meantime Brewing Company London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Meantime Brewing Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Lane, SE10 | 19 minutes from The Observatory
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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Events near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
The Muddy Choir London
Now On
The Muddy Choir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd and 24th September 2014 at 7.30pm & 23rd September 2014 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
In Jessie Briton's moving play, it's November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion as young soldiers Will, Robbie and ...More
 
 
 
Weird Science London
Now On
Weird Science
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Sunday 21st September 2014 - 11am
Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
...More
 
 
 
Introduction To The Caird Library London
Today Only
Introduction To The Caird Library
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 11am-12noon
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Observatory
Explore fascinating items in the library collections including letters, diaries, crew lists and Marine Society registers, as well as resources for maritime history now available electronically....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
Up the Creek London
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
 
 
 
Michael Edwards Studio Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Old Royal Naval College London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Cutty Sark London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, 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
 
 
 
Fan Museum London
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?
Mogul Indian Restaurant 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
 
 
 
Peyton and Byrne Greenwich London
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
 
 
 
Gourmet Burger Kitchen London
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
Four Corners London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Making Space London
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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 4.3 miles from The Observatory
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 The Observatory

The Observatory gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Greenwich Park London
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
 
 
 
Brooklyn Bowl London
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
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
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 The Observatory

The best pubs near London The Observatory.
Bar Du Musee Café London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, , SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
...More
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
...More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Observatory

The Observatory 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 | 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
 
 
 
Proud2 at The O2 London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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 | 35 minutes from The Observatory
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 The Observatory

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Observatory.
Laban London
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
 
 
 
The O2 London
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
 
 
 
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 | 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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The Muddy Choir
Theatre | Until 24th September 2014 

Greenwich Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

In Jessie Briton's moving play, it's November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion ...More

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

Fan Museum 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

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

 
Professional Class With Ben Wright: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 26th September 2014 

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

Contemporary dance class for professional dancers....More

Yin Yoga: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 8th December 2014 

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

Adult fitness session....More

WEAVE: A Five Day Choreographic Intensive With Ben Wright/BGroup: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 26th September 2014 

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

A five-day intense choreography workshop....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 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

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

 
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Maritime Museum 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores ...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 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

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 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

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

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

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

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

 
 
 
 
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