Greenwich Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Greenwich Park information

Location
London , England
Address
King George St
SE10
Getting there
Train: Greenwich, Maze Hill
Train: DLR Cutty Sark
More information
www.royalparks.org.uk
Opening hours
6am-6pm winter, to 8pm spring & autumn, to 9pm summer
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One of London’s loveliest expanses of green, with a rose garden, picturesque walks, Anglo-Saxon tumuli and astonishing views from the crown of the hill near the Royal Observatory towards Canary Wharf, the financial district across the Thames. Covering 74 hectares, it's the oldest enclosed royal park and is partly the work of André Le Nôtre, the landscape architect who designed the palace gardens of Versailles. Greenwich Park hosted the 2012 Olympic Games equestrian events.

The park contains a lovely teahouse near the Royal Observatory, a cafe behind the National Maritime Museum, a deer park, tennis courts in the southwest and a boating lake at the Queen’s House end.