Royal Observatory Greenwich

See the Time Ball drop at 1pm daily. Image courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line with one foot in the west and one foot in the east at the Royal Observatory. Enjoy one of the most loved views of London at the home of Greenwich Mean Time. Read More
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With your complimentary audio guide, explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars in Charles II’s magnificent Christopher Wren-designed Octagon Room – dating from 1675. Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope, the UK’s largest historic telescope which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago.

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Prices and Opening Times

Child ticket £7.20 to £8.00 per ticket
Adult ticket £14.40 to £16.00 per ticket

Admission to the Royal Observatory includes an audio guide. Student price is available.

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Opening Times

10.00 – 17.00. Last admission is at 16.30. During Easter, June, July, August and September, the Observatory extends its opening hours and close at 18.00. Always check before you plan your visit. We are closed 24–26 December.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Greenwich Park
SE10 9NF
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich* By boat – from most central London piers* Bus 53 from Oxford Circus stops at park gates. * 15-minute walk through park to Observatory.

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Steps within building
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Staff available to assist
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Venue allows outside catering
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
On site parking
On-site coach parking
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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