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This gloriously green space in SE10 is the oldest enclosed Royal park
Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a vast 183-acre grassland enclosure, which provides an urban sanctuary for deer, foxes and over 70 species of bird.
As 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, the Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum. Greenwich Park is also home to the impressive Royal Observatory with the Greenwich Meridian Line - representing the prime meridian relative to which world time is calculated (and the distance to every place on Earth is measured).
A setting you have to see to believe, various parts of Greenwich Park are often used as filming locations, so it's not unusual to spot a famous face or two. Films that have been shot there include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Layer Cake (2004), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Plus, the views from the top of Greenwich Park are pretty spectacular and span across to Canary Wharf, St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. If you don't mind the exercise, then it's well worth the trek - SE10/10.
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