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Royal Observatory
Price Free

For the very best natural view of the city, come to Greenwich.

Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its grand views and architecture are the result of centuries of construction and changing uses. Climb to the top of the hill in Greenwich Park and outside the Royal Observatory you will find a fantastic viewpoint in front of the statue of General Wolfe.

It's stunning during the daytime but we also recommend also taking in this view at dusk if you are able. When the shimmering lights of the city start to illuminate the vista it takes on a whole new level of beauty. Don't forget your camera and share your photos with us on Instagram or Facebook and use #ExploreGreenwich.

Once you've taken in the views from the top of the hill, you can visit the Royal Observatory and visit the Meridian Courtyard and Camera Obscura for even more views. 

Can you spot all the sights from the top of the hill?

  • Royal Museums Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College - immortalised in one of JMW Turner's paintings
  • Canary Wharf and the City of London
  • The famous curve of the 215 mile long River Thames
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • The London Eye 
  • the O2 Arena 
  • The Shard 
  • The Cheese Grater 
  • The Gherkin 

Choose your tickets

A father and son play on the Prime Meridian Line outside the historic Flamsteed House building of the Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory

  • Royal Observatory
  • Meridian Line
  • Free Museums
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Cutty Sark
Adult £16
Child £8

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • More space to explore
  • Access to all free galleries
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
Advance booking essential

Queen's House

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • See amazing art
  • Explore the historic building
  • Woburn Treasures exhibition
Free entry
Book in advance

Cutty Sark

  • Cutty Sark
  • Free Museums
  • Royal Observatory
Adult £15.00
Child £7.50