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Greenwich Park, London

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#6 of 102 in Parks in London
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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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  • Though it requires a trip to Greenwich (which should be on most London visitors' list anyway) this is one of the more relaxed green areas in London. Best to plan on a picnic or at least to grab a bit ...  more »
  • Walk to the top of Greenwich and you will have an amazing view of London. Walking up the hill you'll notice a lot of teens and young adults seating on the grass, and at the bottom I noticed more famil...  more »
  • If you visit Greenwich Park you should also visit top of the hill, walk towards Royal Observatory Greenwich. This place has amazing view! You can see millennium dome (the O2) Canary Wharf and even the...  more »
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  • A wonderful park full of history. Big enough to have a very long walk with your dog (or on your own). With shaded places and open spaces to suit everybody. Near Greenwich town with loads of pubs, shops and museums. You can also find the meridian and observatory in the middle of the park. A great place to visit!
  • Love taking visitors here who have not been to London before... Gives them another take on things to look over the Thames to Docklands and then on to the City and further still to Westminster. Nice park too, and the Observatory is great.
  • Greenwich Park doesn't need any recommendations or advertisement. It's the best park in London. It's unique atmosphere helps recharging batteries. There is Royal Observatory in the heart of the park and beautiful gardens. I'm loving it! �
  • Great walks and interesting people, trees & flowers. The beating heart of English History & World Geography. Good pubs in easy reach! 🍺
  • Big, open space. Absolutely gorgeous displays of daffodils and spring plants including magnolias and cherry trees. Pond has good varieties of ducks and geese. I enjoyed seeing the red and Fallow deer in the wilderness area of the park along with parakeets. There is a coffee cabin for drinks on the go and a restaurant plus toilets. Loads to see and do.

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