This historic part of South-east London is readily accessible by public transport. A trip down the Thames can be fun! Once here, join in specific events, enjoy the natural surroundings, or take in the many historic features of this famous World Heritage site. We have published a handy guide containing three Park walks which is available, price £1, from the Park Office.
Park opening and closing times
|Jan/Feb||6am to 6pm|
|March||6am to 7pm|
|April||6am to 8pm|
|May||6am to 9pm|
|June/July||6am to 9.30pm|
|Aug||6am to 9pm|
|Sept||6am to 8pm|
|Oct||6am to 7pm|
|Nov/Dec||6am to 6pm|
Park Office: Open 8.30am to 4.30pm (Tel: 0300 061 2380) except Weekends/Bank Holidays
Travel to Greenwich Park
Regular services from Central London (Charing Cross/Cannon Street/London Bridge) to Greenwich for St Mary's Gate entrance or Maze Hill for Park Vista Gate entrance (journey time about 20 minutes) and from North Kent.
National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 484950; web site www.nationalrail.co.uk
Docklands Light Railway
From Bank or Tower Hill Gateway to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.
Tel: 020 7363 9700
Thames Clippers every 20 minutes from piers at Embankment (Charing Cross), London Eye, Blackfriars, Bankside (Tate Modern), London Bridge or Tower of London to Greenwich Pier. www.thamesclippers.com
City Cruises Tel: 020 7740 0400
Thames River Services Tel: 020 7930 4097
Jubilee Line to North Greenwich, then 188 bus to central Greenwich.
Tel: 020 7222 1234
No. 188 from Russell Square or Aldwych, or from North Greenwich, to Greenwich;
No. 53 from Piccadilly/Trafalgar Square to Blackheath Gate entrance;
Many other bus routes pass through Greenwich or close to the Blackheath Gate - 129, 177, 180, 199, 286, 386 Tel: 020 7222 1234
There are car parking areas inside the Blackheath Gate, along Blackheath Avenue and outside the Pavilion Tea House and the Royal Observatory. Charges are £1.20 per hour from 9am to 6pm or earlier if the park is closed; four hours maximum; excess charge £80. There is some disabled parking at the junction of Blackheath Avenue and Great Cross Avenue.
Through traffic (no commercial vehicles)
Weekdays: 6am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays: no through traffic
Designated cycling routes (open all day) are:
North-south: The Avenue and Blackheath Avenue
East-west: part of Great Cross Avenue
From the St Mary's Gate (Greenwich) entrance to the Park, there is quite a steep escarpment to the upper plateau. The Avenue has the easiest gradient. Some public transport within the Park is planned; check availability with the Park Office. Tel: 0300 061 2380
Policing the Park
Greenwich Park is policed by the Royal Parks arm of the Metropolitan Police.
The police officers in the Park have access to a defibrillator and are trained in its use.
Tel: 0300 123 1212.
In an emergency, dial 999.
If you do not carry a mobile phone, and the park office is closed, there is a free fixed telephone on the office wall by the Blackheath Gate: the phone should connect direct to the Police.