Greenwich park is one of the most well known and loved of the Royal parks, in London. Along with its many attractions, there are vast well kept spaces as well as majestic views from the Royal Observatory. Thinking about travelling to the city? Greenwich park is an essential day out for both tourists and residents alike.
Visit one of London's most exciting open spaces
Taking a stroll through Greenwich park is so much more than just a walk in the park. In fact some will say you experience history with the various monuments and architecture surrounding Greenwich. This certainly is a place for history fans who love the outdoors. However, there is also plenty to do for younger members of the family. Enjoy a picnic, use the space for sports as well as simply enjoying the varied open spaces and fresh air. If you have the energy for it, take a climb up some of the park’s hills to enjoy London from a whole new viewpoint.
Discover the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line
A key part of this world famous park is the Royal Observatory and Meridian line. It’s a short climb to the impressive building, up on the hill in the middle of the park. Here you will find the actual meridian line that is found on maps. It’s also here that Greenwich Mean Time (Otherwise known as GMT) originates from. The Royal Observatory itself is a must for science buffs, inside the building you’ll discover centuries of science history along with original images and maps. Although it’s more for adults and educational tours, the observatory is a stunning old building with plenty of atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.
Come aboard the Cutty Sark!
The well known 17th century sailing ship The Cutty Sark has left its sea faring days far behind. The ship now sits on the outskirts of the park just a short walk away. It’s well worth a visit as it’s known as one of the UK’s best loved tourist attractions. The ‘Tea Clipper’ ship was one of the fastest of its time. Visitors are able to walk directly underneath the boat and really take in Britain’s sea going history. The ship, now beautifully restored, also hosts Christmas and other holiday events. Make sure to check the Greenwich Museums website in advance to book your place.
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Enjoy London wildlife at the Wilderness Deer park
At the other end of Greenwich park, you will find one of the country’s oldest deer parks. Here a number of red and fallow deer enjoy the enclosure of the secluded habitat. The area has been created to be as close to their original wild deer habitats as possible. Take a walk through the trails and spot the many well looked after deer families going about their day. The deer park is a wonderful way to encourage a love of wildlife in younger children. Want to know more? There is an educational centre located within the grounds that’s free to visit.
Tickets for the Royal Observatory, Meridian line and the Cutty Sark are 18.5 GBP (28 USD) for adults, 8.5 GBP (13 USD) for children. Tickets are 15.5 GBP (24 USD) for concessions.
Greenwich park, London is the place to be for tourists and residents alike!
Whether you are visiting London or staying here long term, Greenwich park has it all! Find great holiday activities, attractions as well as breathtaking views. Greenwich park is an important stop on any tour of London city.
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