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Royal Observatory Greenwich

See the Time Ball drop at 1pm daily. Image courtesy of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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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.
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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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Important information

COVID-19: This attraction may have entry requirements and safety measures in place. For more information, check direct with the venue ahead of your visit.

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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’s historic Flamsteed House, Time Galleries, Meridian Line Courtyard and Meridian Building is £10 for adults (£7.50 concessions). Entry for children under 16 is free. The £10 entry is an annual pass (visitors are able to return as many times as they like within 12 months for no additional charge). Admission to the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Centre which houses three state-of-the-art modern astronomy galleries is free.

Planetarium tickets prices: £6.50 adults, £4.50 children and concessions, £17.50 family ticket.

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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, Greenwich
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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Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Catering Facilities
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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