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

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch
19 January 2019

The next Drop-in at the Wildlife Centre is 1-3 pm on Saturday 26th January.

Annual Lecture 2019: The Painted hall at Greenwich: Conserving a Masterpiece

1 January 2019

In September 2016 the Greenwich Foundation embarked on one of the most complex and challenging painting conservation projects in Europe.

Greenwich Park Revealed Volunteer Survey

30 November 2018

Helen Wallis has been recruited as part of the Greenwich Park Revealed project.

Coming events

Wednesday 23 January 2019
Thursday 24 January 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Saturday 26 January 2019 - 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 27 January 2019 - 8.30 am
Thursday 7 February 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 21 February 2019 - 1.30pm - 4.00pm

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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