Thursday, May 22, 2014

East Meets West - The Royal Observatory in Pictures

Neither East nor West - right in the middle… 

Atop a rather steep hill in Greenwich Park sits the Royal Observatory, where at one time, famed scientists and astronomers such as Sir Isaac Newton observed the stars to learn more about time, space and how our planet works in order to aid and improve navigation for ships at sea. Also on the grounds of the Royal Observatory is the Prime Meridian, where East meets West and just below it, the National Maritime Museum which is free to the public and beautiful to see from the top of the hill.

Boasting gorgeous views of London, artifacts about time, historical clocks, a camera obscura and a rich history of scientific discovery, the Royal Observatory is a great London spot to visit!

Visiting the Royal Observatory is rather easy for anyone in or visiting London. It's just a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR station. Tickets are available online or at the Royal Observatory, however if you're planning to spend the day in Greenwich, I recommend going to the Cutty Sark first and purchasing the bundle ticket. Both attractions are fantastic, appropriate for children and worth doing on the same day!

Tickets for the Royal Observatory at £7 for adults, £2.50 for children (under 5 years is free) and £5.50 for concessions. There are also family ticket bundle options. To visit both the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory, the bundle ticket is £17 for adults, £8 for children and £13.50 for adults. For further information, visit the website.


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