Old Royal Observatory

Recommended
Greenwich Park extends over nearly 90ha. Rising 52m above the river, the hill is crowned by the Observatory. Visitors can see Flamsteed House, its octagonal hall equipped with what John Evelyn called "the most perfect instrument there ever could be". The Meridian Building houses the Observatory's instrument collection. Don't miss the digital laser technology of the Peter Harrison Planetarium.

Useful information

Address:

Blackheath Avenue, SE10 8XJ London

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

10am-5pm (Planetarium closed-4pm); 1 Jan, 22 Apr and 31 Dec: telephone for timetable - closed 24-26 Dec

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