travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Greenwich Observatory, London, United Kingdom

 
00
    
Legend
  • Outdoors Activities travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: n/a
Sayuri87's pictureby Sayuri87 Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 18th of September, 2009
Greenwich Royal Observatory was amazing. It is perfect for families with children or those who just like astronomy. You only have to pay for the admission to the Planetarium shows, the rest, the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum are free.
There are a lot of amazing exhibitions, like the Astronomy Photographer of the Year at Royal Observatory. The North-West Passage exhibition is in the National Maritime Museum and is about the explorers who tried to find or crossed the Passage and about the Inuit people who live in the area for thousands of years. But these are only two of the many amazing exhibitions offered.
The Planetarium is not for free, but there are some amazing shows here, that worth some expense. The Ice Worlds, The Invaders of Mars and the other shows are not available every day, so you should check the Planetarium shows' schedule before you decide, but there are plenty of shows, so you will always find one. :)
There are very nice collections of flags, ship models and maps in the Maritime Museum, it's like a huge toy-house for boys. :)
Note that the Observatory is very busy on weekends in the afternoon.

Address:
Royal Observatory and Planetarium, Blackheath Ave SE10 8XJ

National Maritime Museum, Romney Road Greenwich, London


Price:
The admission to the Queen's House, National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory is FREE!
Tickets for the Planetarium Shows cost:
Adults 6 Pounds
Children 4 Pounds
Family 16 Pounds
Note that there are special plane

Opening Hours:
Queen's House, National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory from 10am to 5pm.


How to get there:
Nearest DLR station is Cutty Shark, its approx. 15 minutes by walking from both the Museum and the Observatory.
Nearest train station is Maze Hill, 8 min. from the Museum and 13 min. from the Observatory.
You can also go with a cruise or riv

 
Buckingham Palace - Changing of the GuardsBritish Museum
 
 
 
Outdoors Activities
tips

Recent travel tips for London

  • Tuna, Pineapple and Manny Pacquiao
    Lots of Tuna, Pineapple and hometown of Manny Pacquiao [...]
    D: n/a00
  • British Museum
    If you don't want or you don't have so much money to spend while visiting London, you should check out British Museum. Except exhibitions that are charged, the visit to the museum is free. The museum is opened daily, between 10 AM and 5:30 [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • London Airport Taxi Cab Transfer Service
    Hello, I got a quick useful information for people traveling to London. If they any London Airport Taxi Cab Transfer Service than they can try Hummingbird Cars http://www.airportransfers.net/ They also provide 5 % Discount [...]
    D: n/a00
  • The best place to shop in the UK !!!!!
    While I was at my internship for six months in awesome awesome UK, I thought shopping would definitely be out of the subject – due to the currency at that point of time (SGD1 – 3 pounds). What more, home to stores like Marks and [...]
    D: 5.1mi00
  • Free Museums
    It is fantastic that the museums in London are free. British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History, Victoria and Albert are only a few of those that you can visit free of charge. They are wonderful, but don't forget that the museums are [...]
    D: n/a10

Things about London you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

London Nightlife

Relax and listen to four of the world’s largest orchestras only found in London.  You may choose to go to the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Watch the Royal Ballet in Convent Garden or you may also want to go to Theatreland, home to more than twelve musicals playing at discounted tickets.  You may also want to [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Vienna, Austria
If you are in Vienna don't miss the Hundertwasserhaus. It's really interesting!
Sightseeing: Hundertwasserhaus

Galapagos, Ecuador
When any of us think about the Galapagos we usually think of huge tortoises and Charles Darwin the man who created the idea of evolution. The...
Sightseeing: Charles Darwin Station

 

Bikaner, India
Golden Triangle Tour, Ranthambore Tour, South India Tour, Rajasthan With Goa Tour
General: Tour and Travel in India

Munnar, India
Kerala is one of the top-ranking tourist destinations in India. There are so many locations around the world in order to celebrate holidays. But if...
Sightseeing: Best Destinations in Kerala for Holiday Trip?

 

Petra, Jordan
Petra is now one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It is a fabulous place from the Eastern tales, simply breathtaking. The old city was...
History & Culture: The Ancient City

Ghadamis, Libya
Tour 1 – Ancient Heritage between Sea and Desert First Day Arrival in Tripoli and Transfer to Gharian. Second Day We’ll visit the ancient...
Night Life & Entertainment: Desertakakus

 

Karachi Lines, Pakistan
Enjoy residing at luxurious hotels in Islamabad & hotels in Karachi with Trekkso - One of the best travel and tour operators of pakistan.
General: Hotels in Karachi

Singapore City, Singapore
This is a burger for those strict veggie eaters out there. I have not tried some myself, because me and veggies are far apart. But a close friend...
Food: The Burger for the Vegan

 

Charleston, West Virginia
For a peaceful but also an entertaining retreat from the city, Cato Park is the best place to go. It not only includes picnic areas but a huge golf...
Outdoors Activities: A Walk in Cato Park

Montgomery, Alabama
It is the best place for window-shopping. It's not very crowded and the prices are acceptable. You will find almost anything you are looking for.
Shopping: Eastdale Shopping Mall

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*