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

Toilet charges begin on 23 March
23 February 2015

Following an announcement last October, The Royal Parks has confirmed that a 20p charge to use most of its toilets will commence from 23 March 2015.

Playground Improvements

19 February 2015

The next phase of improvement work at Greenwich Park Playground is underway, and due to start on site on Monday 23rd February 2015 with completion due early May 2015.

South Quay Masterplan

18 February 2015

Tower Hamlets has just concluded a consultation gathering views about their proposed guidance for developers of both commercial and residential blocks within the South Quay area on the Isle of Dogs to the south and west of the Canary Wharf complex.

Coming events

Sunday 19 April 2015 - 9 am
Sunday 26 April 2015
Sunday 10 May 2015 - 11 a.m.
Saturday 16 May 2015 - 9.30 am
Sunday 24 May 2015 - 10.00 am
Saturday 30 May 2015 - 1pm to 4pm

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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