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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 Set in a charming historic building, originally made for the Astronomers Royal, with a modern planetarium alongside, the Greenwich observatory is a great place to discover the stories of space and how we have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

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
£29.10
 
Child (4-15) from
£14.90
 
Monday to Friday only - Student (under 25) from
£24.10
 
Infant (0-3)
£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, Tower and Greenwich. 

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

* No return service available. 

 

A: Return services runs only in high summer: 2nd July to 16th September 2018. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 7th April to 28th October 2018. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 9th April to 28th October 2018.

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

  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Although I bought the online ticket through getyourguide webside I had to wait the line to exchange for boarding ticket. It would be very useful if the company had an electronic reader outside to exchange the online tickets.


    13 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    We had a little problem with the ticket purchasing experience. Why bother to buy the tickets online if we have to queue up only to have the tickets printed? It is not only time consuming, it's not enviroment friendly either.


    30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    The crew man's live commentary was much better than the pre-recorded commenttary on the return trip which was unsynchronised to the scene.


    25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good neat spacious boats. The compere on the onward journey was very funny, making it more enjoyable.


    15 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Not the best "save-money-experience" but all was good.


    01 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good indeed. Thank you.


  • 23 May 2018

    ★★★★★

    I am impressed by the building and all the facilities.


    05 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    The travel by the river it was amazing and the Royal Observatory its very interesting.


    05 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well serving staff, process and nice experience


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    Although I bought the online ticket through getyourguide webside I had to wait the line to exchange for boarding ticket. It would be very useful if the company had an electronic reader outside to exchange the online tickets.


  • 13 Jul 2018

    ★★★

    We had a little problem with the ticket purchasing experience. Why bother to buy the tickets online if we have to queue up only to have the tickets printed? It is not only time consuming, it's not enviroment friendly either.


  • 30 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    The crew man's live commentary was much better than the pre-recorded commenttary on the return trip which was unsynchronised to the scene.


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Good neat spacious boats. The compere on the onward journey was very funny, making it more enjoyable.


  • 15 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Not the best "save-money-experience" but all was good.


  • 01 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very good indeed. Thank you.


  • 23 May 2018

    ★★★★★

    I am impressed by the building and all the facilities.


  • 05 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    The travel by the river it was amazing and the Royal Observatory its very interesting.


  • 05 Jan 2018

    ★★★★★

    Well serving staff, process and nice experience

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