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Royal Observatory Greenwich
Home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory is part of the Greenwich UNESCO site. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675, its striking domed building can be admired from across the park.
Visitors can stand in both the eastern and western hemispheres simultaneously by placing their feet either side of the Prime Meridian Line - the centre of world time and space.
The Observatory galleries unravel the extraordinary phenomena of time, space and astronomy, the Planetarium lets visitors explore the wonders of the heavens and the site also has London's only public camera obscura.
Royal Observatory Greenwich Information
Cost: Free; some special exhibitions charge
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Address: Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ
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