Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian.

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Going to Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory

“Since the late 19th century, the Prime Meridian at Greenwich has divided the eastern and western hemispheres of the earth – just as the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres.”

east meets west
Where east meets west

“The Shepherd gate clock, was the first clock ever to show Greenwich Mean Time directly to the public.”

gate clock
The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock
Synchronized clock
Synchronized clock
Octagon Room
Sir Christopher Wren’s Octagon Room

June 2018.

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Thames

If you want to visit Greenwich,  the best way (my personnal experience) to go from London center is by boat (mbna thames clippers), it takes you right to the Greenwich center where the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are, at the same time, you can explore London by river. Of course, underground can take you there aswell, but the Tube only stops in North Greenwich,  fairly long walk to the town center.  There are some other way of public transports too, in any case, the Oyster card is a must have, it saves you times and pounds.

thames
from greenwich to london

June 2018.