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Greenwich Park, London

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
The former hunting grounds for King Henry VIII, Greenwich Park dates back to the 15th century. This 74 hectare (183 acre) park is the oldest enclosed royal park in the UK--much of the original brick wall still exists today. Be on the lookout for the small herd of fallow and red deer, a remnant from the park's origins as a hunting ground. Enjoy spectacular views of the River Thames and St. Paul's Cathedral while picnicking with South London's locals. Because of the limited parking facilities, access the park by Tube, bus, train, DLR, or boat. Arrive by bike to enjoy the numerous cycling routes available. Use our London trip itinerary builder to visit Greenwich Park on your trip to London, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I went for the Royal Observatory, which is located in the park. However, I decided to walk a little in this nice park. Several people walking with their dogs and children. I would go there again just ...  read more »
  • There is a ball at the Observatory red view from the river gives information about the river traffic also standing at the same time in two hemispheres, great!
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  • Great Sunday afternoon place. Children are playing, frisbee, riding bicycles and Skate Boards. Lots of green area. Lovely way to spend the day. 
  • One of the best place to get around. Breathtaking views of london skyline. I go very often to walk and visit a rose garden and a deer park. There is a place where you can feed ducks too and there are many other stuff to visit and relax yourself. It's quite and beautiful.
  • Beautiful park with plenty of space and nice views. The grass in some areas is not maintained giving it a rustic feel. The areas near the buildings and observatory are pure chaos though, rammed with prams and screaming kids. But since they have separate Google Maps entries I won't take any stars away from the park for that.
  • A large, mostly well-maintained park not far from Canary Wharf. Easily accessible via the DLR. The park itself is nice, and the hill near the Observatory has good alternative views to the City and Canary Wharf. The Observatory itself charges to see the meridian line, which I find quite unacceptable - just charge for the museum! The hill gets quite busy and is a steep climb when walking up from the River Thames, so beware! The park also features a deer enclosure and flower garden, as well as some Roman remains. A good half day out.
  • World acclaimed historical and significant sites. An equally impressive park containing a plethora of diversions and amenities, all set at an acute angle with a renowned panorama of London. Superb ! An essential London outing.
  • It is great to stay on the line of greenwich time. The view to London downtown is great as well. We were there at a sunny weekend and a lot of families made picnic in the park. Nice atmosphere.
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