The Royal Observatory, Greenwich has played an important role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best known as the location of the prime meridian. The Observatory is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. The Observatory was commissioned by King Charles II in 1675.
How to get to Royal Observatory by train
Catch the Docklands Light Railway to Cutty Sark or national rail services to Greenwich. Both stations are approximately a 20 minute walk to the Royal Observatory.
Royal Observatory Address: Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ