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These are the best stargazing spots across London

Finding the right spot to see these events is key though, as light pollution can affect their visibility and that’s without the weather potentially being an obstacle.

There are spots that are more optimal for stargazing than others, which are listed here.

Whether you’re a whizz with a telescope or you’re passionate about astrology, we’ve got you covered.

Where are the best spots to stargaze in London?

Blackheath Common

The large open green space is the perfect place to look up into the night sky, with its 250 acres and away from the bright lights of the city. 

There is also the Flamsteed Astronomy Society which holds meetings on the site once a month and welcomes all amateur stargazers to come along. 

However, it is important to know that Blackheath Common is a private location but you can arrange to have a public event. 

Hampstead Observatory

The small observatory is a great space to watch celestial events, with its large telescope and an open roof that make any event easy to watch. 

Plus every Friday and Saturday the Observatory opens up for the public to watch the night sky during the summer months. 

Primrose Hill

The hill is one of London’s most loved spots, with its offering of spectacular views across the city, it makes a perfect spot to be away from the busy street of London and close to the night sky

The elevated nature of the hill allows light pollution not to be a major issue making sure the stars appear at their brightest. 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The world-famous observatory is arguably the most popular stargazing spot in the whole of London. 

Thanks to its elevated spot and impressive telescope, it’s a perfect spot to watch celestial events take place. 

Although we would recommend bringing some good walking boots to walk up that rather steep hill. 

Ruislip Lido

The lido is a brilliant place to get a dark sky so you can watch the stars all night long.

With its reservoir and the artificial beach, there is little light pollution and much of the glow from the outskirts does not take over the sky. 

Plus there is also the West of London Astronomical Society that hosts public stargazing events every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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