Welcome



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

The Community Archaeological Project
24 June 2015

The Old Keepers Cottage site in Greenwich Park remains something of an enigma.

History Group

24 June 2015

On the 22nd May 2015, the Friends of Greenwich Park History Group met for the first time.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

21 June 2015

Walk Walk is guided walk accompanied by Saskia from the Grand National Guild of True Hiking.

Coming events

Sunday 5 July 2015 - 3 pm
Sunday 5 July 2015 - 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Monday 6 July 2015 to Friday 10 July 2015 - 10.30 am
Sunday 12 July 2015 - 2.30 pm
Sunday 19 July 2015 - 3 pm
Sunday 19 July 2015 - 10.00 am

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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