Greenwich Meridian

Local nameGreenwich Meridian
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

If you want to stand on two hemispheres at the same time, visit this place where the meridian divides the Earth. It is located at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and was established in 1851 by an English mathematician - Sir George Biddell Airy.

The prime meridian with longitude 0º is the reference line for the Greenwich Mean Time; it means that every new year starts at this line.

While in the area, be sure to visit the surrounding museum and observatory to learn more about the Universe, astronomy and the meridian line itself. Flamsteed House, one of the oldest parts of the complex, is also worth visiting.

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Opening hours

Open daily: 10 am - 5 pm
Last admission 30 min before closing.

Closed on Dec 24 - 26.

Admission

Royal Observatory Entry:
Adult: £13.50
Children: £5.85

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_meridian_(Greenwich)

Official website http://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory/flamsteed-house-and-meridian

Phone +44 20 8312 6608

Address Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, UK

Coordinates 51°28'40.641" N -0°0'5.351" E

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