The Royal Observatory Greenwich + Tower of London


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Royal Observatory Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium. Highlights & inclusions: Stand one foot in the East, one foot in the West Grab an iconic selfie Discover the remarkable story behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). admission to the Meridian Line and Historic Royal Observatory admission to the Time Galleries and Great Equatorial Telescope audio guide Home of Time Find out how the Royal Observatory became the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the first state-funded scientific institution of its day. See John Harrison’s groundbreaking timekeepers up close and explore the home of the Astronomer Royals. The bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals and was first used in 1833 and still operates today. Don’t miss the Great Equatorial Telescope, located in the huge iconic onion dome, which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, and another part of Royal Museums Greenwich, Cutty Sark, the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper is now an award-winning museum and visitor experience and is another must-see when visiting Greenwich. Tower of London Highlights Explore the grounds of the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of British history since the 11th century. Get up close and personal with the Crown Jewels and royal finery of the British Monarchy. Enjoy a FREE guided tour with a Yeoman Warder. Best time to visit Early in the morning. Ticket Includes Instant ticket delivery. Fast Track Entry – Print your voucher and show it at the group ticket office at the Tower of London. Why visit the Tower of London? The Tower of London has been an essential part of British royal history for almost 1,000 years and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the Tower, you can admire the breathtaking Crown Jewels, stand on the execution site of three British queens and listen to mesmerising myths and legends that have surrounded the Tower for centuries. During your visit you will meet the brilliant Yeoman Warders, or ‘Beefeaters’, dressed as they would be in the Tudor age. You will also get to hear the famous legend of the ravens and chilling tales from the Tower’s deep past. You’ll see the infamous Bloody Tower, where Princes Edward V and Richard Duke of York are rumoured to have been murdered; Beauchamp Tower, where you can read the original carved inscriptions of past prisoners; and Traitors’ Gate, where those unfortunate enough not to survive imprisonment were beheaded.Please Note: This attraction does not accept tickets on a mobile device to gain entry Groups of 10 children or above must be accompanied by an adult Tickets purchased in advance are valid for seven days from the date selected **Please Note: 4 years old children are required to purchase a separate ticket for The Royal Observatory**

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