The Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line dividing the hemispheres, making it one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world

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Royal Observatory Greenwich, London

The Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line dividing the hemispheres, making it one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world.

The Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line dividing the hemispheres, making it one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675 on a hill in the middle of Greenwich Park. In the Meridian Courtyard, you can straddle both hemispheres across the Prime Meridian. Now a detached part of the National Maritime Museum, it houses an impressive display and a recently-built planetarium. The Camera Obscura is particularly cool - you can spy on the roads and surroundings in perspective inside a dark room.


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About Royal Observatory Greenwich

 London, United Kingdom

Royal Observatory Greenwich and Nearby Sights on Map

Greenwich Park

Situated on a hill rising up from Greenwich town centre, with impressive views from the hilltop across the River Thames to Docklands and the City of London

The National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum houses the UK's national collection of Martime artifacts tracing its seafaring history and is the largest of its kind in the world

Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich

Greenwich Park is one of London's largest parks, spread over 74 hectares on a hill rising up from Greenwich town centre

The Royal Naval College

The Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Greenwich Palace by Christopher Wren in 1694, when it was called the Greenwich Royal Hospital for Seamen for the relief and support of seamen and their dependents

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was a preserved tea and wool clipper built in 1869 which set the record for passage from Australia under sail

Royal Waterman's Alms Houses

The Royal Waterman's Alms Houses were Victorian almshouses built in 1840-'41 for the retired Watermen and Lightermen of River Thames, and later converted into private residences

St. Paul's Church

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Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a vast business complex for banks, with a mall for shopping, eating and entertainment, home to Britain's tallest completed skyscraper One Canada Square by Cesar Pelli

Museum in Docklands

The Museum in Docklands tells the story of the development of the Docklands from the time of the arrival of Romans in 43 AD, through the Viking times to the present day