Home of the Prime Meridian of the World, London's only planetarium, the Harrison timekeepers and the UK's largest refracting telescope.
An observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and because the prime meridian passes through it, it gave its name to Greenwich Mean Time.
Walk across the 0 degree Meridian. Beautiful park and different view of the Capital with Canary Wharf in the foreground. Greenwich also has a market which is fun to visit. You can get there by DLR or a boat from Embankment which makes a great day trip.
Go and stand on the meridian line. Also, the queens house, maritime museum, cutty sark, markets, Park, pubs and restaurants. Can also get a boat up the river.
The Royal Observatory is a great place to visit. Even if you decide not to go in, there’s a great view of the University, Canary Wharf and the City from here and this is where you can find the meridian line; the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium.
It’s in the centre of Greenwich Park, great walk, and right next to Greenwich Town, on the weekends they have great markets and you have the Curry Sark
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“500 years of maritime history packed into one fantastic space. Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. (2 restaurants) ages: 3+ tube: Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR) open: 10:00 to 17:00 costs: Free”
“A stroll around Greenwich Market is a must! There are plenty of eclectic stalls, shops and a great food scene. ”
“The Cutty Sark is is a must-see as an emblem of Greenwich, whether you admire from the outside or take a historic tour on board. ”
“Greenwich Park has great views over London and is very close to lots of great pubs and places to eat. Its a great place to check out the sunset. It's also very close to Greenwich Market which is located in a WHO site and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00-17.30 and packed with arts, crafts and food. You can walk to Greenwich in about 45 minutes or walk to New Cross Gate (15 minutes) and take the 177 bus and get off at Greenwich Station.”