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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

Fungus Foray
1 October 2017

The annual search for fungi in the Park will take place on 25th October at 11 am.

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

Wednesday 13 December 2017 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Sunday 17 December 2017 - 10.00 am
Friday 22 December 2017 - 9.30 am
Saturday 23 December 2017 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 7 January 2018 - 9.30 am
Tuesday 9 January 2018 - 3pm

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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