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Tickets for Royal Observatory Greenwich

The historic home of GMT and the Prime Meridian

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Best time to visit
Early morning
Highlights
  • A must-see attraction at one of London's top attractions, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Greenwich
  • Stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west on the Greenwich Meridian Line!
  • Enjoy one of the most-loved views of London across Greenwich Royal Park and the River Thames
Description

Ready to be in two places at once? Stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west at London's Royal Observatory in Greenwich. At the home of space and time, you'll learn all about the Greenwich Meridian Line and GMT, and how it was chosen to be the Prime Meridian of the world back in 1884! You'll hear stories of astronomy, space and the stars, and you might even leave with fresh dreams of exploring the world.

Time your visit to coincide with the dropping of the bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House, one of the world’s earliest public time signals. It drops daily at 13:00.

Stand in Charles II’s magnificent Wren-designed Octagon Room – also known as 'The Great Star Room', and discover John Harrison's groundbreaking inventions that changed the world and solved the longitude problem.

Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, the UK’s largest historic telescope which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago.

This London landmark high on a hill not only offers awesome Greenwich views, but it brings the wonders of time and space to light as you walk in the footsteps of astronomers, past and present.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Entry to the Royal Observatory, the Meridian line, Flamsteed House, John Harrison’s timekeepers, Camera Obscura, the Great Equatorial Telescope, the Astronomy Centre, the Altazimuth Pavilion, and the galleries
  • Free audio guide – available in 7 languages
  • Entry to The Peter Harrison Planetarium
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the admission desk to enter the Observatory.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Blackheath Avenue, SE10 8XJ, London
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Most areas of the Observatory are fully accessible. However, the older buildings have restricted access
Audio guide
For the historical part of the Royal Observatory in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese
Additional info

Getting There

  • Greenwich DLR/rail (20-minute walk via King William Walk)
  • Cutty Sark DLR (15-minute walk via King William Walk)
  • Maze Hill rail station (15-minute walk via Park Vista)
  • Blackheath rail station (20-minute walk across the heath)
Reviews
May 20, 2018
Excelent
May 18, 2018
Great attraction, very interesting
Mar 13, 2018
I would recommend anyone visiting London should go to Greenwich and see the observatory.
Mar 2, 2018
Wonderful insight into the origin of longitude using time and its importance to shipping. Flamsteed House is beautiful and gives a real feel of the life of the Astronomer Royal and his family.
Feb 24, 2018
To boring!
Feb 19, 2018
Enjoyable day out.
Feb 19, 2018
Not bad at all. The place has a lot of history and you have a lot to learn, plus you will get a nice selfie on your facebook page 😎.
The view of London from the top of the hill is great, the park around is nice and the restaurant is good.
Staff is pretty much useless but they are willing to help and will try their best.
All in all you will have a full day.
Enjoy 😉
Feb 10, 2018
We absolutely loved the castle it was such an amazing place to visit really recommend visiting it ❤
May 6, 2018
Interessante visite et magnifique point de vue sur London East
Apr 21, 2018
Intéressant notamment l'audioguide.
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