Royal Observatory


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Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.

Top reasons to visit

Stand on the Prime Meridian at Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the Meridian Line

Stand astride the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west, and take your place at the centre of the world!

Meridian Line experience 

Shepherd Gate Clock

Discover the home of GMT

Using our complimentary audio guide uncover the history of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). See clocks and timepieces that have literally changed the world.

Tell me more


Explore space

Take an awe inspiring journey into space with our astronomers and unravel the mysteries of the cosmos at London's planetarium.

Planetarium shows

Tickets and opening times

Tickets & prices
Adult from £14.40 | Child from £7.20
Open daily from 10am-5pm
Last entry 4.30pm
Getting here
Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ

This month's highlights

Explore the fascinating mysteries of time and space

Make the most of your trip

Download our essential guide to the very best things to do and see at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Royal Observatory guide


What our visitors say

'From the beginning of time to the movement of the stars.... from the navigation of the globe to the lives of the men and women that made it all possible.... it's here..... AND YOU CAN STRADDLE THE MERIDIAN.'
TeaWithQ, Trip Advisor