The former hunting grounds for King Henry VIII, Greenwich Park dates back to the 15th century. This 74 hectare (183 acre) park is the oldest enclosed royal park in the UK--much of the original brick wall still exists today. Be on the lookout for the small herd of fallow and red deer, a remnant from the park's origins as a hunting ground. Enjoy spectacular views of the River Thames and St. Paul's Cathedral while picnicking with South London's locals. Because of the limited parking facilities, access the park by Tube, bus, train, DLR, or boat. Arrive by bike to enjoy the numerous cycling routes available. By using our London holiday website , you can arrange your visit to Greenwich Park and other attractions in London.
Tours To Greenwich Park
Cutty Sark and 24 Hour River Pass BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 1 day
Greenwich private walking tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $20
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Greenwich Park Reviews
Quite a steep climb up to the observatory it rewarded by the views, evening a dull day. We arrived about 10.45 am Sunday morning and there was plenty space to take photos. We didn’t go into the... more »
The hill upon which the Observatory stands offers an amazing view of Canary Wharf and the wider London skyline. Definitely worth visiting at sundown. more »
An interesting park next to the National Maritime museum. There is plenty of open space with lovely views from the top of the hill where the Royal Observatory is situated. You can stand on the meridian line if you go through the gate on the path that runs in front of the royal Observatory for free. Or you can pay to go in to the Observatory. Apparently there's also a deer park at the rear of the park but we didn't visit this. There is plenty of space in this park for picnics and lovely vistas. Worth a visit.
A beautiful park with lovely views looking over Greenwich and London proper. Lots of tourists but lots of space as well! Don't forget to see the prime meridian (yes, it's just a line, but it represents so much more) and the observatory. Great for a day trip.
Places to stay near Greenwich Park
Plan your trip to London
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
View all ›
View all ›
Parks in London
Hidden gems in London
Nearby attractions in London
Plans to Greenwich Park by other users
60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Western Europe & Prague BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Versailles BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, teens, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy