London: Royal Observatory Greenwich Audio Guide Tour
- Stand astride the Meridian Line with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west
- Walk in the footsteps of royal astronomers and learn about the wonders of space
- Get one of the best loved views of London from Greenwich Park
Established in the 17th century, it was at the Royal Observatory where the great scientists of the time precisely mapped the stars to help navigate the seas. The Greenwich Meridian was chosen as the Prime Meridian of the world in 1884, forever putting Greenwich on the map!
Learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at, or associated with, the Royal Observatory, including Harrison, Newton, Halley, Bradley and Airy. See the Octagon Room, the centrepiece of Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and one of his best-preserved interiors in London.
Take in one of the most loved views of London and gaze across royal Greenwich Park, the City of London and the River Thames. You can also visit the modern Astronomy Centre and touch a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite from outer space, or take an awe-inspiring journey through the wonders of space at the Peter Harrison Planetarium.
- Audio guide
- Planetarium show
Prepare for the activity
• Please note that last entry to the Royal Observatory is at 16:30. During school holidays and peak summer season, the Royal Observatory extends its opening hours and closes at 18:00
• This activity is free for infants aged 5 years and under