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Where Time Begins.Greenwich Park in London

London's oldest Royal Park and the first to be enclosed, Greenwich Park in London is 74 hectares (183 acres) and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. Situated in south east London between Blackheath, Lewisham and Greenwich, the park is a combination of level flat lands and a hillside. Once the hunting grounds of Henry VIII, you can still see a small herd of deer in a south east corner of the London Greenwich Park.

Famously the Meridian Line of zero degrees longitude, travels through the Greenwich Royal Observatory and divides eastern and western hemispheres. At the top of a hill, visitors to the Royal Observatory can appreciate stunning views over the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London. The sculpture of General James Wolfe, who established British rule in Canada, is situated outside the Observatory.

The National Maritime Museum in London is the world's largest maritime museum and is to the north of the Greenwich Park London. It consists of three sites, the Royal Observatory, the Maritime Galleries and the Queen's House.

During the summer months brass bands play on the bandstand. There is a children's playground, a boating lake, a very old oak tree, tennis courts and cricket pitch. Greenwich Park in London is also a beautiful setting for outings and walks in the grounds. There are three cafes in the park; the Tea Pavilion, St Mary's Gate Café and The Honest Sausage.

In 2012, equestrian events for the Summer Olympics will be held at the Greenwich Park in London. This will also include the showjumping as well as cross country sections of the pentathlon.

The London Greenwich Park is a wonderful day out for all the family. Open everyday from dawn to dusk, visitors can enjoy this London Royal Park all year round. For more info visit


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Have a royal visit to London's oldest royal park, the Greenwich Park in London!