Royal Observatory in Greenwich With River Cruise

Combine a trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich with a cruise on the River Thames

Combine a trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich with a cruise on the River Thames.
When you get to the observatory you can stand across the world-famous Meridian Line, with one foot in each hemisphere. Set in a charming historic building, originally made for the Astronomers Royal, with a modern planetarium alongside, the Greenwich observatory is a great place to discover the stories of space and how we have found out what we know. To top it all you will see dramatic views of London from the hill in Greenwich Royal Park.

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket

  • Entrance to the Royal Observatory (Flamsteed House and Meridian Courtyard) and an audio guide

  • Attraction tickets are untimed which gives you extra flexibility over arrangements

  • You do not have to go on the cruise and visit the attraction on the same day, but you can if you want

BOOK YOUR TICKET

Please complete all fields. Children must be accompanied

Package details

Opening Times

The Royal Observatory opens daily from 10am – 5pm. Last admission 4.30pm. Closed 24-26 December. 

Please check the Royal Observatory opening times prior to arrival.

These times are a general guide only and times may vary depending on seasonality and special events. 
 

Ticket Prices - Royal Observatory & River Cruise

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (16+) from
£23.60
 
Child (5-15) from
£14.00
 
Student (16+) from
£21.60
 
Senior (60+) from
£21.60
 
Infant (0-4)
£0.00
 

The Royal Observatory ticket is valid for single entry use within 48 hours of issue date.

All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+. 

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Bankside, Tower and Greenwich.

11:50D 13:10D 14:20D 15:40D 16:50D*
11:50 14:20 15:40 16:50
11:50D 13:10 14:20D 15:40D 16:50D
11:50D 13:10D 14:20D
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50 14:30 15:10B 15:50B*16:30A*17:10C*17:50C*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50B 17:30B 18:10*18:50C*19:30C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30C 16:10C
13:50
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10C 16:50C
10:00 10:40 11:15 11:55 12:35 13:15 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:35 17:15 17:55C 18:35C
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
12:40 15:10C 16:20C
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20C 16:00C

* No return service available. 

 

A: Return services runs only in high summer: 1st July to 24th September 2017. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 1st April to 29th October 2017. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 1st April to 29th October 2017.

D: Please be advised if you wish to travel to Tower Pier, London Eye and Greenwich pier you will need to change boats. 


Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services. 

Independent reviews by feefo
Royal Observatory & River Cruise

  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    We bought a combined ticket with entry to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and loved the trip. Greenwich is a beautiful town and the Observatory museum and views of London are breathtaking


    2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    I loved it!

    ....................


    3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Everything about this trip was great.


    5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable cruise with great commentary. Loved to see all the exhibits in the observatory.


    5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    If there would be night cruise, it will be much better.


    8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Because we had to make sure to get to the Royal Observatory before the closing time, we tried to get a cruise back to Greenwich an hour before the last admission time. We got a cruise from Greenwich to Westminster and one from London Eye back to Greenwich and it all took between 2 hours and 2 hours and a half. We then spent about an hour at the Greenwich Royal Observatory since there is so much to see! It made the whole experience really worth it and I'm still surprised about how cheap it worked out. That's why I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to do something special in London that isn't necessarily that costly.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Tour guides excellent both directions.


    11 months ago

    ★★★★

    Crusie was nice and informative. Didn't like being asked to pay more as a "tip" to the crew for the commentary as we believed that was included.

    Cruise was a relatively slow way to travel. Greenwich is really nice.


    12 months ago

    ★★★★

    A great day out for my birthday.


    12 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent!


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Cruise 10/10 bit disappointed with Royal Observatory expected a bit more for my money and hill climbing efforts


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    We had a great time on the cruise and trip to the Royal Observatory . Very enjoyable


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As above


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    A good combination with the river trip and the Observatory. Nice relaxing way to travel.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Interesting and entertaining commentary.

    Great historical site to visit in lovely surroundings.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was good value to buy both tickets together and it worked out cheaper than the offers by other companies.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Lovely day and stopping in Greenwich was a good choice. Only wish the last boat left later so we could have stayed longer.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Royal observatory need more to interest younger visitors


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Staff were well informed and helpful. Gave us a great background to the areas on the side of the Thames and major land marks and some history.


    1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was a really enjoyable cruise and the stuff was friendly and funny!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The crew members live commentary during the cruise was hilarious and informative which really added to the experience!


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely place - needed more time than we'd allowed.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Extremely good value.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    No comment


  • 1 month ago

    ★★★★★

    We bought a combined ticket with entry to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and loved the trip. Greenwich is a beautiful town and the Observatory museum and views of London are breathtaking


  • 2 months ago

    ★★★★★

    I loved it!

    ....................


  • 3 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Everything about this trip was great.


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyable cruise with great commentary. Loved to see all the exhibits in the observatory.


  • 5 months ago

    ★★★★★

    If there would be night cruise, it will be much better.


  • 8 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Because we had to make sure to get to the Royal Observatory before the closing time, we tried to get a cruise back to Greenwich an hour before the last admission time. We got a cruise from Greenwich to Westminster and one from London Eye back to Greenwich and it all took between 2 hours and 2 hours and a half. We then spent about an hour at the Greenwich Royal Observatory since there is so much to see! It made the whole experience really worth it and I'm still surprised about how cheap it worked out. That's why I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to do something special in London that isn't necessarily that costly.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Tour guides excellent both directions.


  • 11 months ago

    ★★★★

    Crusie was nice and informative. Didn't like being asked to pay more as a "tip" to the crew for the commentary as we believed that was included.

    Cruise was a relatively slow way to travel. Greenwich is really nice.


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★

    A great day out for my birthday.


  • 12 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was excellent!


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Cruise 10/10 bit disappointed with Royal Observatory expected a bit more for my money and hill climbing efforts


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    We had a great time on the cruise and trip to the Royal Observatory . Very enjoyable


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As above


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    A good combination with the river trip and the Observatory. Nice relaxing way to travel.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Interesting and entertaining commentary.

    Great historical site to visit in lovely surroundings.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was good value to buy both tickets together and it worked out cheaper than the offers by other companies.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Lovely day and stopping in Greenwich was a good choice. Only wish the last boat left later so we could have stayed longer.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★

    Royal observatory need more to interest younger visitors


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    Staff were well informed and helpful. Gave us a great background to the areas on the side of the Thames and major land marks and some history.


  • 1 year ago

    ★★★★★

    It was a really enjoyable cruise and the stuff was friendly and funny!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    The crew members live commentary during the cruise was hilarious and informative which really added to the experience!


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Lovely place - needed more time than we'd allowed.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Extremely good value.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    No comment

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