Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
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.
What's on at Greenwich Park
Things to do
A 5km walk through Greenwich Park in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, who are celebrating the fifth birthday of their Eltham hospice. The route starts and finishes at The Devenport Hotel, and all entrants get a free T-shirt and some birthday...