Royal Observatory

The park at Greenwich is arguably one of the most beautiful in England. That might seem like a stretch to many – the country has some incredible green spaces – but hear us out. On a warm, sunny day, sitting in the shade of one of its great trees, looking out on the capital is a magical experience. It really is something truly special. There’s something about the juxtaposition of the urban and natural, something that makes you appreciate both.

So it’s the perfect home for one of the most intriguing and historic museums in all of the capital. Visitors to the Royal Observatory will learn how important it has been to the world as a whole. Tucked away in the leafy confines of this beautiful park, its grace belies a monumental importance. There’s a reason why Greenwich mean time is the default time zone from which all others are commonly extrapolated. It’s an area steeped in history, and the museum itself is absolutely fascinating in a way that few others can be. Well curated, well run and based on some of the most intriguing science around, it’s simply unmissable.

Address : Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8XJ

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