"Greenwich Park" Greenwich Royal Observatory Tip by Imbi

Greenwich Royal Observatory, London: 64 reviews and 104 photos


Home to more than just the prime meridian line, Greenwich Park is a 185-acre arboretum where chestnuts, elms and willows share space with exotic trees such as the Indian bean and the scarlet oak. The park also has over 60 species of nesting and migrating birds and herds of deer that have lived here since the 15th century. The primary attraction is the 17th-century Royal Observatory, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to help solve the problem of finding longitude at sea. Its 28-inch refracting telescope is open for public viewing one evening each month. A minion of her husband Henry VIII once observed Anne Boleyn as she passed a note to her lover during a party in Greenwich Park. Needless to say, that was her last trip to the park.

Address: Blackheath Gate, London SE10 8QY
Directions: Nearest DLR, Cutty Sark
Phone: +44 20 8858 4422
Website: http://www.greenwichinfo.com/tourism/park.htm

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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