Welcome to our website!  The Friends of Greenwich Park hope that this will help you, your friends and family, get the most out of visiting this remarkable place. We aim to:

  • keep you up-to-date with news and events
  • tell you all about the Park
  • describe the wildlife to be found here
  • point out interesting features for children
  • tell you more about us and how to join - just £5 per year for the family


Latest news

History Group meet again
12 October 2015

The Friends of Greenwich Park History Group met for the second time in September.

Harvest Festival @ The Queen’s Orchard in Greenwich Park

10 September 2015

You are invited to see the fruits of our endeavors and discover The Queen’s Orchard - a hidden gem in Greenwich Park.

Coming events

Saturday 28 November 2015 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday 28 November 2015 - 10am
Saturday 28 November 2015 to Sunday 20 December 2015
Sunday 6 December 2015 - 12 pm
Monday 7 December 2015 - 11am
Wednesday 9 December 2015 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Greenwich is the oldest of London's Royal Parks and was famously the hunting and pleasure grounds for Henry VIII's favourite royal palace. Seventy three hectares (183 acres), the park stretches from the level plateau of gravel and sands of Blackheath in the south, then drops some 30 metres (nearly 100ft) before levelling out on the north side towards the Thames.

Opened to the public by George IV in 1830, the park is enjoyed today by thousands of visitors at all times of the year. They come to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the historic avenues and formal parkland, to play sports and picnic, to watch the deer and other wildlife, and to appreciate the views over London and the Thames.

Greenwich Park is the centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and the setting for the internationally important National Maritime Museum and historic buildings including Wren’s Flamsteed House and Inigo Jones’ 17th century masterpiece, the Queen’s House.

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