Royal Observatory Greenwich  

 
 
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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 9NF
 
 
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FREE () | Online: £13.50 (Adults), £5.85 (Children). On the door: £15 (Adults), £6.50 (Children). 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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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  31% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 16 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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  21% 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 £79  25% 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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Royal Observatory Greenwich

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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
 
 
 
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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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Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of over 5,000 fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. ... More
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd April to 31st August 2020
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
See the earliest known portrait of Henry VII and photographs of Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz at the National Maritime ...More
 
 
 
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Woburn Treasures
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th February 2020 to 17th January 2021
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
This year, Queen's House presents Woburn Treasures, a major new collaboration with Woburn Abbey that sees the venue showcase works from the private art collection of ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Greenwich Grind
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17-19 Nelson Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Grind brings its mix of music, design, coffee, food and cocktails outside of Zone 1 for the first time and it's the biggest Grind to date. ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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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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English National Ballet
London > Education > Adult Education
41 Hopewell Square City Island, South Kensington, London E14 | 2.2 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The English National Ballet, founded by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin in 1950, moved into its current purpose-built East London home on ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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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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
 
 
 
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Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 26 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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 | 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
 
 
 
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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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
 
 
 
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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
 
 
 
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, 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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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
 
 
 
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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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This year, Queen's House presents Woburn Treasures, a major new collaboration with Woburn Abbey that sees the venue showcase works ...More

 
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2020 

National Maritime Museum

See the earliest known portrait of Henry VII and photographs of Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton, Andy Warhol and ...More

 
 
 
 
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