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Where is Royal Observatory Greenwich Located?

Address: Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom

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The Royal Observatory Greenwich is located in Greenwich Park and is home to the Prime Meridian of the World, which is the line that divides the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It was founded in 1675 by King Charles II and was the first permanent astronomical observatory in England and also houses the National Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Britain's maritime history.

Getting to Royal Observatory Greenwich by Public Transportation

Directions to Royal Observatory Greenwich  by train

By Train

Nearest stations: Greenwich and Maze Hill

  • The closest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. There are direct trains that run from London Cannon Street and London Bridge to these stations. 
Directions to <Royal Observatory Greenwich> by Tube

By Tube

Nearest station: Cutty Sark Station

  • If you're using the London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) links up with Cutty Sark station. It also connects to other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway, and Stratford stations.
Directions to <Royal Observatory Greenwich> by bus

By Bus

Nearest stop: Royal Observatory Greenwich

  • If you are travelling by bus, you can hop on bus lines 53, 54, 202 and 380.
Getting to <Royal Observatory Greenwich> by boat

By Boat

Nearest Pier: Greenwich Pier

  • Hop on the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers for London's quickest and most frequent river transport, departing every 20 minutes from major piers. You can also explore the Thames with city cruises and river sightseeing for a more unique travel experience to Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Getting to Royal Observatory Greenwich by Car

Driving to <Royal Observatory Greenwich>

Driving Route

  • If you are travelling from London City Centre to Royal Observatory Greenwich, head on A3212 and A302 towards New Kent Rd/A201 for 13 minutes (1.8 miles). Continue on A2 to Charlton Way/B210 in Greenwich for 22 minutes (5.0 miles). Then, drive to Blackheath Ave for 2 minutes (0.5 miles) to reach the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Getting to <Royal Observatory Greenwich> by car

Parking Facilities

  • The National Maritime Museum provides a secure car park open to visitors on weekends, bank holidays, and school holidays. Limited spaces may be available on weekdays.
  • Operating hours are 10 AM-6 PM on weekends, holidays, with a £10 daily fee. The car park is situated on Park Row (SE10 9NG) and includes five accessible parking bays for disabled visitors.

Walk or Cycle to Royal Observatory Greenwich

Directions to <Royal Observatory Greenwich> by cycle
  • The Thames Path, tracing the river's course in London, is a walking route that sticks to the north bank in Greenwich. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel also offers access to the south bank, leading straight to Cutty Sark.
  • Greenwich's excellent position on the National Cycle Network ensures traffic-free routes via parks and riversides. Cycle racks at the National Maritime Museum's car park on Park Row and paths in Greenwich Park facilitate access to the Royal Observatory.



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Frequently Asked Questions About Directions to Royal Observatory Greenwich in London

Where is Royal Observatory Greenwich located?

Royal Observatory Greenwich is located at Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom.

What city is the Royal Observatory Greenwich in?

Royal Observatory Greenwich is located in Greenwich, London.

What are the different ways to reach Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Various transportation options are available to reach the Royal Observatory Greenwich, including train, underground (DLR), bus, car, cycle and walking, depending on where you are travelling from.

How do I get to Royal Observatory Greenwich by train?

To get to the Royal Observatory Greenwich by train, use the Greenwich or Maze Hill stations. Direct trains from London Cannon Street and London Bridge connect to these stations.

Which is the closest train station to Royal Observatory Greenwich?

The closest train station to the Royal Observatory Greenwich is Greenwich.

How do I get to Royal Observatory Greenwich by tube?

If you are using the London Underground, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cutty Sark station. The DLR connects with other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway, and Stratford stations.

What is the closest tube station to Royal Observatory Greenwich in London?

The nearest tube station to the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London is Cutty Sark.

How do I get to Royal Observatory Greenwich by bus?

To reach the Royal Observatory Greenwich by bus, use routes 53, 54, 202, or 380.

Is parking available at Royal Observatory Greenwich?

No, Royal Observatory Greenwich does not offer parking. However, you can park at the National Maritime Museum car park on Park Row (postcode SE10 9NG) for £10 per day.

What is the best way to get to Royal Observatory Greenwich if I want to sightsee on my way?

If you want to sightsee on the way to Royal Observatory Greenwich, consider taking the boat or cycling to the attraction.

How do I get to Royal Observatory Greenwich by car?

From Central London, take A3212 and A302 towards New Kent Rd/A201. Stay on A2 to Charlton Way/B210 in Greenwich and then, head to Blackheath Ave to reach the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Can I walk to Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Yes, you can walk to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The Thames Path along the north bank provides access, and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel connects to the south bank near Cutty Sark.

Is there any boat service to Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Greenwich Pier is situated next to Cutty Sark and provides boat service to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers frequent departures from major London piers.

Can I cycle to Royal Observatory Greenwich?

Cycling to the Royal Observatory Greenwich is convenient, with access via traffic-free routes and cycle racks provided at the National Maritime Museum car park on Park Row. Cycle paths in Greenwich Park also lead to the Royal Observatory.

What is the easiest way to reach Royal Observatory Greenwich in London?

The easiest way to reach Royal Observatory Greenwich in London is by driving. This provides the most direct and convenient access to the location.