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Greenwich Park, London

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. By using our London holiday website, you can arrange your visit to Greenwich Park and other attractions in London.
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  • You can have a really long walk in the park in beautiful surroundings. So quiet in the morning and a lovely place to admire nature and sit and have a coffee.  more »
  • Wonderful park with tenis Court, cafe, cricket ground and much more. Weather was awesome and had a great time here. Loads of families and pets to be seen. Great place to hang around if u have few...  more »
  • Most international visitors heading to Greenwich Park for the first time just usually head up the hill to the Royal Observatory so they can stand across the meridian line which represents the...  more »
  • An interesting park next to the National Maritime museum. There is plenty of open space with lovely views from the top of the hill where the Royal Observatory is situated. You can stand on the meridian line if you go through the gate on the path that runs in front of the royal Observatory for free. Or you can pay to go in to the Observatory. Apparently there's also a deer park at the rear of the park but we didn't visit this. There is plenty of space in this park for picnics and lovely vistas. Worth a visit.
  • A beautiful park with lovely views looking over Greenwich and London proper. Lots of tourists but lots of space as well! Don't forget to see the prime meridian (yes, it's just a line, but it represents so much more) and the observatory. Great for a day trip.
  • Been visiting Greenwich Park since I was a small child. Now I take my children there. They love it. Clean, well maintained, large open spaces, beautiful flower garden. The new play area is nice too. Some of the best views in London while enjoying a picnic.
  • Lovely park with lots of greenery. Lots to do. Play games have a picnic and feed the squirrels. There is plenty of Parking although you have to pay. You can take the children to the bottom end of the park to play in the newly renovated play park. It has climbing equipment along with 2 sand areas for children to play in.
  • Most awesome children's play park. The grandchildren could have played for hours. Take spare clothes and let them enjoy getting sandy, wet and very happy being kids. The boating lake was great fun too. In the past we've headed up to enjoy the traditional things like the Greenwich meridian line and the drop of the red ball at 1pm. But this time we stayed in the lower area and had so much fun.

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