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Royal Observatory GreenwichThis museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the base point for World Time and the site of Longitude 0. If you time it right, you can watch the timeball drop at 13:00 each day. Between them, the

 

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Silver Screen Science Fiction: Ex MachinaSilver Screen Science Fiction: Ex MachinaSilver Screen Science Fiction: Ex MachinaThe Royal Observatory presents a special screening of Ex Machina for Silver Screen Science Fiction. Screened in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, the screening of the science fiction thriller will be followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer. The film follows competition winner, Caleb (Domhnall Glees2018-01-20T00:00:00+00002018-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  Adult £10, concession £8.50
DATES  Saturday 20th January 2018
The Royal Observatory presents a special screening of Ex Machina for Silver Screen Science Fiction. Screened in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, the screening of the science fiction thriller will be followed by a short talk on the science behind the fiction by a Royal Observatory astronomer. The film follows competition winner, Caleb (Domhnall Glees... More about this event
 
Astronomy Photographer Of The YearAstronomy Photographer Of The YearAstronomy Photographer Of The YearThe winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all nine categories: Aurorae; Skyscapes; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; P2018-01-20T00:00:00+00002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th September 2017 to 22nd July 2018
The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far into deep space. Images on display include winners from all nine categories: Aurorae; Skyscapes; People and Space; Our Sun; Our Moon; P... More about this event
 
Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017Every year astrophotographers from around the world contribute their best images as part of the Royal Observatory's annual competition. See the 31 prize-winners and explore an interactive exhibit featuring all 146 shortlisted images.2018-01-20T10:00:00+00002018-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
An Evening With The Stars: Valentine's Day SpecialAn Evening With The Stars: Valentine's Day SpecialAn Evening With The Stars: Valentine's Day SpecialShare a romantic evening under the stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with a planetarium show about the Valentine's night sky; stargazing through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope and enjoying beautiful views over London from the Prime Meridian with a glass of bubbly. You'll come over all starry-eyed at this adults-only evening event which in2018-02-14T00:00:00+00002018-02-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Observatory Greenwich,   National Maritime Museum  Greenwich    SE10 9NF
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event > Kids Events
PRICING  £40
DATES  Wednesday 14th February 2018
Share a romantic evening under the stars at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with a planetarium show about the Valentine's night sky; stargazing through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope and enjoying beautiful views over London from the Prime Meridian with a glass of bubbly. You'll come over all starry-eyed at this adults-only evening event which in... More about this event
 
 

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North Greenwich Tube Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Maze Hill Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Greenwich Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 16 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £52  39% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 19 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  40% off
South Quay, E14 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Royal Observatory Greenwich

Nearest to Royal Observatory Greenwich
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The Queen's House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. ... More
 
 
 
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
The £15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art ... More
 
 
 
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Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ... More
 
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Greenwich
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
SE10 | 3 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The London Borough of Greenwich lies on the south bank of the Thames. Rich in maritime history, Greenwich also has an outstanding architectural heritage. ... More
 
 
 
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Screen Science Fiction: Ex Machina
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Saturday 20th January 2018
Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Royal Observatory presents a special screening of Ex Machina for Silver Screen Science Fiction. Screened in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, the screening of the science ...More
 
 
 
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Audio-Described Painted Hall Ceiling Tour
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Saturday 20th January 2018 - 11.30am-12.30pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, King William Walk, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More
 
 
 
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Cuban Salsa
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 26th April 2017 to 18th April 2018 - 7.15pm-11pm
Royal Observatory Greenwich, 7 College Approach, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Dance, African & Caribbean....More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
 
 
 
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Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 6 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Royal Observatory Greenwich

The best shops and markets near Royal Observatory Greenwich
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Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... More
 
 
 
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
 
 
 
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The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 8 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Tavern
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
A mix of experimental brewery, cafe, restaurant and heritage site, the Grade II listed Old Brewery is a seven days a week operation. It's also only ... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.8 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.3 miles from Royal Observatory Greenwich
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Observatory Greenwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 26 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
 
 
 
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
 
 
 
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Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Due to a fire in August 2016, Studio 338 is currently undergoing a major refurb . In the meantime, check out their ... More
 
 
 
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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 15 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 28 minutes from Royal Observatory Greenwich
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 

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Audio-Described Painted Hall Ceiling Tour
Tours | On 20th January 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 5 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 5 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Saturday Night Comedy
Comedy | On 20th January 2018 

Up the Creek 6 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

Highly-energetic stand-up from actor, comic and social media star, Mo Gilligan. Plus Pete Firman, Barry Castagnola and MC Jen Brister....More

One Festival
Theatre | Until 27th January 2018 

The Space 23 minutes walk from Royal Observatory Greenwich

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

Tidy Up
Tidy Up
Theatre | From 16th February 

Southbank Centre

A work by the charming Peutetre Theatre company about chaos and order for children....More

 
Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Queen Of Hoxton

Head to the cosy Moroccan WigWam sitting atop The Queen of Hoxton this Valentine's Day for Arabic Poetry of Love and Lust. Celebrating feminine wit and desire, the ...More

The Potato Puppet Playground
The Potato Puppet Playground
Kids Events | From 17th February 

The CentrE17

The humble potato becomes the root of spud-related ...More

 
Valentine's DIY Porn Workshop
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Book Club

Things are getting raunchy at The Book Club this Valentine's Day with the DIY Porn Workshop. For those who have always wanted to create a naughty home movie ...More

The CentrE17
Entertainment 

CentrE17 is a vibrant performance venue in Walthamstow, run by the community, for the community....More

Little Mochi Man
Little Mochi Man
Theatre | On 3rd February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Mixing modern and traditional Japanese forms of storytelling and inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu ...More

 
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley
Theatre | From 10th February 

Southbank Centre

A storytelling experience complete with puppetry, original music ...More

 
Social Bingo Academy
Social Bingo Academy
Sporting Events | On 27th January 

180 Arlington Road

Having already pioneered bingo for young people with Rebel Bingo, the same team now present ...More

 
Facebook Gallery of Groups
Facebook Gallery of Groups
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

The gallery@oxo

This February, Facebook presents its first real-world exhibition, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
Article 

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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