Greenwich Park is the oldest of the eight Royal Parks. It has its origins in the early fifteenth century although its current layout derives largely from the avenues planted in the 1660s. Recently designated a World Heritage Site, the park contains and is surrounded by numerous listed buildings and monuments, forming one of the most important architectural set pieces in the world.
The views from the park are stunning and include a spectacular panorama of the City of London, Docklands, the Dome and the River Thames.
Receiving an estimated 4 million visits per year, including many from overseas, the park also serves a significant local population. Its features include the deer enclosure, playground, boating pond, cricket pitches, and a fine collection of trees, including several veterans which are hundreds of years old.
Greenwich Park is part of the Jubilee Greenway walking trail which connects London's key attractions. There are also formal gardens, including the Flower Garden, Herb Garden and the Rose Garden. The park has a variety of refreshment options, including the Pavilion Tea House, which has featured in the Evening Standard's 'Top 5 Park Cafes'.