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

Top ten things to do in the Royal Parks this Christmas
1 December 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year.

Christmas Tree Sales

14 November 2014

‘Pines and Needles’ will again be selling a range of Christmas trees, decorations and festive greenery in Greenwich Park, on a daily basis from 29 November to 21 December.

Animals in winter - hibernation, migration and adaptation

10 November 2014

As winter approaches, many of us will start to wrap up warm, huddle around the fire and stay indoors to fend off freezing temperatures.

Coming events

Saturday 31 January 2015 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 22 February 2015 - 11 a.m.
Saturday 28 February 2015 - 1pm to 3pm
Saturday 28 March 2015 - 1pm to 4pm
Sunday 26 April 2015
Sunday 21 June 2015 - 1pm to 3.30pm

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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