Explore Greenwich's royal heritage, going right back to the 15th century.
Three Tudor monarchs were born in Greenwich and James I also lived here, giving the borough and the Queen's House to his wife Anne. A place of both pioneering science and art, King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory in 1675.
See great royal portraiture, learn from the experts, and stroll through the ancient Greenwich park.
In 1675 King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory – Britain’s first state-funded scientific institution.