Greenwich Park

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Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a 13-acre grassland enclosure, which provides an urban sanctuary for deer, foxes and over 70 species of bird. One of the largest green spaces in south east London, Greenwich Park offers a wide range of facilities and points of interest, including a child-friendly boating lake, six tennis courts and the National Maritime Museum just on the perimeter. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park is home to the Greenwich Meridian Line which represents the prime meridian, relative to which world time is calculated and the distance to every place on Earth is measured. The views from the top of the hill across to Canary Wharf and beyond are spectacular, and well worth the trek.

 

Venue name: Greenwich Park
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Address: Park Row
London
SE10 8XJ
Transport: Bus: 53, 177, 180, 286 bus; Rail: Cutty Sark DLR or Greenwich
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My favourite park in London, with the most incredible views of London. It is absolutely massive and is great and beautiful in all seasons. Make sure you walk to the top and see The GMT line.

Tom Bruce
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With its massive, open, rolling expanses of green and trees, Greenwich park has a definite aura of otherness about it and could at times be mistaken for Hobbiton of Middle Earth for all its gnarly trees, abundant (and abundantly fed) wildlife, and piercing beauty. Standing atop one of its many high hills is an astonishing experience, especially at the golden hour just prior to sunset, and an important one to have as a downtrodden Londoner, because it provides a reminder that there is more to this world than constant commuting and grey walls and grey roads and poorly edited free 'newspapers' and Just Eat orders. There are plants, animals, clouds, and a huge ever-expanding sky. According to a female friend who knows about such things, a Greenwich park hilltop is the best place in the whole city to propose. 


The park has so many squirrels, ravens, deer, and dog walkers that it's practically like going on Safari. A rather English take on it, admittedly. Walking around, it seems so overwhelmingly large to a North Londoner accustomed to their local three acres of patchy Skol can-strewn wasteland. It is a veritable Savanna. Of all the gems in this great Tolkien wonderland, the best are the shallow rock-hewn fountains hidden about the place. Hunt them down on a Winter's morning, and find a perfectly formed plate circle of clear ice, which you can lift out and shatter to excess mirth. You have to enjoy the little things. 

Anaelle
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This park is massive! It’s a blessing on sunny days, as you can find a calm spot to sit down and relax without feeling like all of London is sitting right next to you. It’s very well maintained as well. So no fear of sitting next to a doggie poop.


And if that wasn’t enough, it’s one of the best views of London. (We’re all suckers for a good London skyline, aren’t we?). From the top of the hill, next to the observatory, you have a beautiful view of the Thames, Canary Wharf and the O2, with central London fading away on the left. Worth a look!

Valentina G

The Greenwich park is an amazing place where you can benefit from an amazing view from the top of all London and some fun at the playground with your children. It is enchanted by beautiful buildings that recall the Royal style of this nation and is the perfect place to have a lovely family day out in winter or summer!

Carmen
Staff Writer

One of London's most beautiful part...Make sure you do not miss the Roses' Garden!

Charlotte P

The best park in London - fact! Stunning views of old and new London, miles of open spaces and secret new discoverys. Plus it has a deer park - what more could you want!

Eve E

Best park in London, lots of green space, beautiful buildings and hidden gardens

Kerri N

What a fabulous place to spend time beautiful verdant space, with lots to look out for, the deer enclosure, the Rose Garden and magnificent views of London,

Rosie A
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I don't want to betray my beloved Southwark Park, but I must say that Greenwich Park is also one of my faves. The views from the top are outstanding - one of the best in London, I always think as you look down on Canary Wharf. It's hilly, leafy and green. It's also bloody huge! Run around the edge and you can easily knock out 5-6km, maybe 10 if you also add in adjoining Blackheath. 

Sue

surreal views of futuristic London looming from out beyond the historic past