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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:

Latest news

Earth Science Week Geotrail around Greenwich Park
17 September 2017

The London Geodiversity Partnership, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, have organised a walk around the Park on 11th October.

Harvest Festival

16 September 2017

On Sunday 1 October between 11am and 4pm, the Queen’s Orchard, in the north east corner of the Park, close to the Children’s Playground, will be having a Harvest Festival and displaying the vegetables that have been grown there.

Woodturning pieces from Greenwich Park timber

15 September 2017

There will be an exhibition and auction, in aid of charity, of woodturning pieces made from timber from felled Greenwich Park trees.

Coming events

Sunday 24 September 2017 - 8.30 am
Friday 29 September 2017 - 9.30 am
Saturday 30 September 2017 - 1pm to 4pm
Sunday 1 October 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017 - 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 4 October 2017 - 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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