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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Greenwich

London: Royal Observatory Greenwich Audio Guide Tour

Product ID: 98226
Visit the home of space and time and see the Greenwich Meridian Line with an entrance ticket to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Take an audio guide tour of the historic home of British astronomy, and stand astride the Meridian Line.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed voucher required
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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
Full description
Experience 2 of the world's hemispheres in a single day on a visit to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and take an audio guide tour of the historic home of British astronomy. See the world-famous Meridian Line, and stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west.

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
What’s Not Included
  • Planetarium show

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Meeting point

Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The ticket office closes at 16:30
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Nice experience and very detailed and accurate audio guide in the explanations. Center very well kept clean and tidy, the surrounding park is very nice to see and walk around. The only flaw we happened on the day when there was the London marathon so very difficult to reach. It would have been useful when purchasing the ticket to have detailed information or a message about it

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May 1, 2019

Greenwich Observatory

Very interesting place worth seeing. Beautifully situated on a hill, around a huge park, the perfect place to relax after visiting London (although there are also beautiful, huge parks). Audioguides, unfortunately, do not have a translation into Polish. We got used to the good one because in many places they were in the Polish version. When traveling with children, they make sightseeing easy and are an attraction for children, they give them independence. The museum everyone liked, especially the big globe and an explanation of how it was divided into 24 meridians every 15 "

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July 18, 2017

Very enlightening and informative

August 20, 2019

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Royal Museums Greenwich

Product ID: 98226