by Gill Chris
A visit to the Royal Greenwich Observatory allows you to stand astride two hemispheres by placing your feet either side of the Prime Meridian, the centre of world time and space. Flamstead House at The Royal Observatory is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. Founded by Charles II in 1675 it is the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium.
Whilst there take a visit to the Planetarium and experience an amazing journey to explore the wonders of the night sky. Real images from spacecraft and telescopes are combined with advanced computer generated images and projected onto a fully immersive dome. Be transported into the heart of the Sun, to distant galaxies or land on Mars.
The Greenwich Great Equatorial Telescope is the largest of its kind in the UK and the seventh largest in the world. Completed in 1893, it was designed to keep the Royal Observatory at the forefront of contemporary astronomy.
The Observatory is now part of the National Maritime Museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Greenwich is just 20 minutes from central London and can be reached from any of our London vacation rentals.
You can find out more and purchase tickets here.