Greenwich Park is one of the eight Royal Parks of the English capital. It is located in the neighbourhood with which it shares its name (Greenwich) and is one of the best places to visit in London.
📍 Location and how to get to Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park is situated in an iconic part of London, on the south bank of the Thames in the west of the city. This is the location of the prime meridian, known as the Greenwich Meridian, which serves as the reference point for controlling world time.
The nearest train stops are Maze Hill and Greenwich, the latter of which is also served by the DLR line. Buses 188 and 53 from Russel Square and Piccadilly/Trafalgar have a bus stop near Greenwich Park.
A different way to get here is by boat from Westminster, Embankment Pier, Bankside Pier or Tower Bridge Quay.
👀 Views from Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park, or Greenwich Park, was London’s first royal park. It covers 74 hectares and is considered one of the largest green spaces in the city.
But the reason (almost) everyone goes to this part of the city is for the views. Greenwich Park is one of the places with the best views in London. From the top of the hill we can see the skyline of the city: St Paul’s Cathedral, Sky Garden, The Gherkin, The Shard, among other buildings. In addition, just opposite, we have a beautiful view of the Old Royal Naval College, presiding over this spectacular landscape.
A picnic in Greenwich Park is a must if you’re travelling in summer and feel like doing something different in London.
🦌 Did you know you can also see deer in Greenwich?
Certain parks in London were used as former hunting grounds. Richmond Park, Bushy Park or Greenwich Park are some examples. In all of them you can see deer roaming freely in the park.
🗺 Places to visit near Greenwich Park
In addition to the unforgettable views of London, Greenwich Park has so much to offer that you could spend more than a day discovering all the curious places hidden in it.
Here are some ideas of things to do in Greenwich:
- Greenwich Market is the perfect place to go for reservations for our summer picnic.
- At the Royal Observatory Greenwich you can step on the famous Greenwich Meridian.
- The English Sistine Chapel, known as Painted Hall, is hidden inside the Old Royal Naval College.
- Visit one of its free museums: National Maritimes Museum or Queen’s House.
- Climb aboard what was once the world’s longest Clipper: Cutty Sark.