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Greenwich Royal Park, Greenwich: 22 reviews and 48 photos

  In Greenwich Park
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  • In Greenwich Park - Greenwich
      In Greenwich Park
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  • Well designed tree planting - Greenwich
      Well designed tree planting
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  • The view from the top of the park - Greenwich
      The view from the top of the park
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  • The impressive park gates - Greenwich
      The impressive park gates
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Greenwich Park covers 73 hectares (183 acres) and is the oldest enclosed Royal Park in London. It is situated on a hilltop with impressive views across the River Thames to the Docklands and the City of London, between Blackheath and the River Thames. On a clear day the best views of London can be seen from here.
Greenwich Park provides a setting for several historic buildings, including the Old Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House.
Entrance to the park from the town is through the impressive gates at King William IV Walk and then a fairly east ascent through the park is the most popular walk to the Observatory. There are several park benches to rest on if you feel the need but the paths are good and the tree planting imaginative. In my opinion at its best in the autumn when the colours are magnificent.
(See also my tips on the Observatory , General Wolfe and Queen Elizabeth's Oak.
There is so much to see and do in the park - the excellent website below has details.

Address: Greenwich Park Office, Blackheath Gate, Charlton W
Directions: From the town centre walk up King William IV Walk which starts between the High Road and Romney Road. The gates are a 5 minute walk from the DLR station or the landing stage.
Phone: 020 8858 2608
Website: http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich_park/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 26, 2009
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