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Welcome to our website!  The Friends of Greenwich Park hope that this will help you, your friends and family, get the most out of visiting this remarkable place. We aim to:

Latest news

A visit to the Brompton Cemetery
5 April 2019

We have been generously offered a tour of the Brompton Cemetery by its Friends group on 28 May at 11am.

International Dawn Chorus Day 2019

4 April 2019

A person called Chris Baines decided to invite his friends to his birthday party at 4am to hear the dawn chorus.

Greenwich Park Revealed Open Days - April 11th and 14th

3 April 2019

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities.

Coming events

Saturday 27 April 2019 - 1pm to 4pm
Sunday 28 April 2019
Tuesday 7 May 2019 - 7.30 for 8pm
Sunday 19 May 2019 - 9.00 am
Saturday 25 May 2019 - 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 30 May 2019 - 10.00 am

Greenwich is the oldest of London's Royal Parks and was famously the hunting and pleasure grounds for Henry VIII's favourite royal palace. Seventy three hectares (183 acres), the park stretches from the level plateau of gravel and sands of Blackheath in the south, then drops some 30 metres (nearly 100ft) before levelling out on the north side towards the Thames.

Opened to the public by George IV in 1830, the park is enjoyed today by thousands of visitors at all times of the year. They come to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the historic avenues and formal parkland, to play sports and picnic, to watch the deer and other wildlife, and to appreciate the views over London and the Thames.

Greenwich Park is the centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and the setting for the internationally important National Maritime Museum and historic buildings including Wren’s Flamsteed House and Inigo Jones’ 17th century masterpiece, the Queen’s House.

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