Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Observatory, your local pub in North Greenwich


The Observatory is located at the heart of The O2 in North Greenwich, within easy reach of the Blackwall Tunnel southern approach.

You’ll find our pub just a short distance from North Greenwich tube station, close to the NOW Gallery, Greenwich Park, as well as countless attractions of London nearby. Whether you’re attending a concert at The O2 or exploring the capital, The Observatory is the perfect pit stop for a pint of cask ale.

Find us


The Observatory, 31 Entertainment Avenue,
North Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0DY

Tel: 020 8853 4574

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Observatory is certainly no exception.

Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed once laid the foundation of the Royal Observatory and he moved in less than a year later on 10 July 1676. The first public time signal was broadcast from the roof of Flamsteed House in 1833, by dropping a ball at a predetermined time.

Perfectly positioned amongst the vibrant hustle and bustle of The O2, our pub is popular with concert-goers and those exploring the epic indoor entertainment venue in the heart of London.

The Observatory is a great spot to catch up with friends, relax with family, chat with colleagues, and generally enjoy the finer things in life in unique surroundings.

Find us

The Observatory,31 Entertainment Avenue,
The O2North Greenwich
Greater London,SE10 0DY

Tel: 020 8853 4574

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 21:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 23:00
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day 12:00 - 22:00
  • New Years Eve 12:00 - 01:30
  • New Years Day 11:00 - 21:00



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at North Greenwich, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in North Greenwich.