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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  36% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 12 minutes from The Observatory
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £46  23% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 22 minutes from The Observatory
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  26% off
South Quay, E14 | 27 minutes from The Observatory
Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts and Crafts nearest The Observatory

Nearest to The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 3.9 miles from The Observatory
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4.6 miles from The Observatory
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
8 King Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5.8 miles from The Observatory
Established in 1776, Christie’s holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van Gogh’s Portrait ... More
 
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Observatory

The best shops and markets near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Market
London > Shopping > Markets
College Approach, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
Greenwich boasts a number of glorious markets offering a variety of traditional, hand-crafted goods, antiques, clothing and food stalls. The craft market is held at ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Creaky Shed
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
This unusual fruit and veg shop in Greenwich is certainly worth the detour from the main high street. It's just a short walk away, a left ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
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Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th June to 28th July 2019
The Observatory, King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
In the year that it celebrates its 150th anniversary, the historic Cutty Sark is dishing out the laughs with the help of the Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
An Evening with the Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th June to 6th August 2019
The Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 5 minutes from The Observatory
Further to its major exhibition, The Moon, Royal Museums Greenwich celebrates five decades since humans first set foot on the lunar surface with An Evening with ...More
 
 
 
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Now On
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st June to 6th July 2019
The Observatory, London, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week festival featuring more than 130 performances and dancing in the streets. ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Up the Creek
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
Located in Greenwich, South East London, Up The Creek is one of the UK's best comedy venues, offering true intimacy with a diverse range of acts ... More
 
 
 
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Michael Edwards Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is located inside the lower hold of the Cutty Sark tea clipper, one of the world's most famous boats on permanent ... More
 
 
 
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 4 minutes from The Observatory
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Observatory

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutty Sark
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
King William Walk, West Greenwich, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
The restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 3 minutes from The Observatory
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Observatory

What are the best dining options near The Observatory London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mogul Indian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
10 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | Same location as The Observatory
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peyton and Byrne Greenwich
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
20-22 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | Same location as The Observatory
Oven fresh, home-made artisan bread, cakes, and pastries are baked daily at Peyton and Byrne, the cafe chain set up by restaurateur and Great ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Observatory

Near The Observatory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3.7 miles from The Observatory
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.1 miles from The Observatory
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 7 minutes from The Observatory
The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Observatory

The Observatory gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 9 minutes from The Observatory
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
London > Leisure > Golf
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 28 minutes from The Observatory
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Observatory

The best pubs near London The Observatory.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gipsy Moth
London > Nightlife > Pubs
60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
in the shadow of the Cutty Sark , the grade I listed pub the Gipsy Moth has a large outdoor seating area, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 1 minute from The Observatory
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 6 minutes from The Observatory
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Observatory

The Observatory clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 23 minutes from The Observatory
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Observatory

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Observatory.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 2 minutes from The Observatory
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 9 minutes from The Observatory
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 30 minutes from The Observatory
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
 

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Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival
Comedy | Until 28th July 2019 

Cutty Sark 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

In the year that it celebrates its 150th anniversary, the historic Cutty Sark is dishing out the laughs with the ...More

Cutty Sark 150
Cutty Sark 150
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2019 

Cutty Sark 3 minutes walk from The Observatory

The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest ship of its time, the Cutty Sark marks its 150th anniversary in ...More

 
An Evening with the Moon
An Evening with the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 6th August 2019 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

Further to its major exhibition, The Moon, Royal Museums Greenwich celebrates five decades since humans first set foot on the ...More

 
Marvellous Moons
Marvellous Moons
Exhibitions | Until 20th March 2020 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from The Observatory

In the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is looking ...More

 
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Theatre | Until 6th July 2019 

Greenwich 6 minutes walk from The Observatory

The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a two-week festival featuring more than 130 ...More

 
Rob Auton: The Time Show (Work In Progress)
Comedy | Until 27th June 2019 

The Albany 15 minutes walk from The Observatory

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. Following on from previous shows about hair, sleep, talking, water, faces, the ...More

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Tappit Hen
Tappit Hen
Drinking 

Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's ...More

 
Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing
Exhibitions | On 20th July 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Joining in on the moon landing celebrations, The Royal Institution presents Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing. Through a whole day of ...More

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Article 

London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf
Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf
Dining 

After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton ...More

 
Double Standard
Double Standard
Drinking 

Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel, Double Standard is ...More

 
Isla
Isla
Dining 

Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard hotel, Isla is the latest venture from ...More

 
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Shopping 

After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019....More

 
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

St James's Market

Watch the Wimbledon Championships from the heart of ...More

 
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
Article 

Follow the rainbow flags to find out where ...More

 
Summer in the Square
Summer in the Square
Seasonal | From 1st July 

Grosvenor Square

For three weeks this July, Grosvenor Square will be transformed into a hub of free ...More

 
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Concerts | On 25th July 

Royal Albert Hall

The cult electronics-instrumental outfit is joined by The ...More

 
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Concerts | On 3rd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto who so memorably got the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk ...More

 
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Concerts | On 23rd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Omer Meir Wellber, the new chief conductor of ...More

 
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 27th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra Of ...More

 
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ...More

 
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Concerts | On 22nd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Edward Garner conducts Orchestra of the Royal Academy ...More

 
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Concerts | On 30th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer from Benin, West ...More

 
Gigi's Hoxton
Gigi's Hoxton
Drinking 

Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
Drinking 

One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex
Drinking 

Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium has one of the ...More

 
London Events 2019
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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Best Rooftop Restaurants in London
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With the arrival of more skyscrapers comes the ...More

 
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Best Rooftop Bars in London
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Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
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