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Stargazing in London

Believe it or not, there are plenty of places to go stargazing in London, where you can see stars, planets and the brighter of the deep-sky objects, including galaxies and nebulae, when using a telescope.

London may be one of the most light-polluted cities on the planet; however, it is home to numerous astronomy groups who tuck themselves away in parks, commons, and observatories.

Even if the capital’s light pollution does spoil the views, we thoroughly recommend looking up your local astronomy group and joining them in their stargazing activities.



Stargazing events in London

  • Havering Astronomical Society meeting and observing

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm

    Thames Chase Forest Centre, Upminster, RM14 3NS

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  • Informal observing evening with Crayford Manor Astronomical Society

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    The Parsonage Lane Pavilion and Observatory, Dartford, DA4 9HD

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  • Walton Astronomy Group meeting and observing

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Prince of Wales - Esher, Esher, KT10 8LA

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  • Solar observing with Crayford and Manor House Astronomical Society

    Saturday 20th August 2022 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

    Hall Place & Gardens - Bexley, Bexley, DA5 1PQ

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  • Stargazing with the Baker Street Irregular Astronomers

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

    Regent's Park Hub, London, NW1 4RY

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  • Orpington Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Wednesday 24th August 2022 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Petts Wood, BR6 1QW

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  • Informal observing evening with Crayford Manor Astronomical Society

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    The Parsonage Lane Pavilion and Observatory, Dartford, DA4 9HD

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  • Hampstead Garden Suburb Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 31st August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Free Church Hall - Northway, Northway, NW11 7AG

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  • Informal observing evening with Crayford Manor Astronomical Society

    Thursday 1st September 2022 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

    The Parsonage Lane Pavilion and Observatory, Dartford, DA4 9HD

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

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Stargazing locations in London

  • Blythe Hill Fields

    Blythe Hill Lane, London, London, SE23 1ND

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Grove Park Community Group – Ringway Centre

    268 Baring Road, London, London, SE12 0DS

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Private Venue

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  • Hampstead Observatory

    Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DU

    Observatory

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  • Morden Hall Park – National Trust

    Morden Hall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5JD

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley

    Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, Surrey, CR8 5EP

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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  • Primrose Hill – London

    Prince Albert Road, London, London, NW1 4RY

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Regent’s Park Hub

    Regents Park, London, London, NW1 4RY

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Blackheath Avenue, London, London, SE10 8XJ

    Observatory, Planetarium

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  • Ruislip Lido

    Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7TY

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • The Parsonage Lane Pavilion and Observatory

    Sutton-at-Hone, Dartford, Kent, DA4 9HD

    Astronomical Society, Observatory

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Stargazing accommodation in London

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