Greenwich Park is one of London's eight Royal Parks and covers 183 acres. It is home to foxes, birds and Fallow and Red deer and is a wide green open space full of ancient trees and gardens perfect for nature lovers. Lie down at the top of the hill and enjoy the magnificent views of the River Thames and Central London including Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs. This park hosts the Royal Observatory and Planetarium as well as the Prime Meridian Line which is the reference point for the rest of the world.
Greenwich Park has a playground in the North East corner with many children of all ages playing with each other. Some features include a roundabout, sand and water play and a basket swing that enables social confidence and exploration. The area has planting and natural materials such as logs and rope incorporated to create a memorable experience for kids. Have a drink from the water fountain, relax in the seating areas with picnic tables and visit the kiosk for refreshments. This playground is suitable for children up to age 12. Check the opening and closing times of the playground here.
Food & Drink
There are two cafes in Greenwich park. One of them is The Pavilion Cafe which can be found at the top of the hill next to the Royal Observatory. The large garden with beautiful views is a perfect spot to enjoy breakfast such as fresh pastries, porridge, muffins and big fry-ups. The all-day menu has lovely hot and cold foods. There is also a range of delicious cakes to enjoy with tea/coffee or some ice-cream for those hot summer days! Kids are offered the smaller portions of dishes or a lunch box selection with a fun activity sheet to keep them occupied. Child-friendly cutlery, high chairs and a baby changing room are also provided at the cafe. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a short leash and on the paved area.
The White House Cafe is the second cafe in Greenwich Park, located at St Mary's Gate Lodge next to Greenwich Village. Indulge in a cup of hot chocolate or a range of teas with delicious home made treats like sweet and savoury pastries, cakes and sweets. The cafe also offers simple sandwiches, hot wraps and tarts during lunch time.
Toilets including accessible toilets available.
Greenwich Park is open from 6am for pedestrians and 7am for traffic all year round. Closing times vary during the year. Click here for more accurate timings. The park office is every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except for the weekends).
Vehicles have access to Greenwich Park at 7am when it opens. However, there is no through traffic from 10am until 4pm every day. The park is also closed to through traffic on the weekends and bank holidays. There are parking facilities available on the weekends and Bank holidays via Blackheath Gate. The postcode is SE10 8QY (Blackheath side) which you can use to help you to get there using a map or GPS device, however the park covers a large area so the postcode is provided only as a guide Greenwich Park is also accessible by public transport. You can visit the TFL (Transport for London) website to plan your journey easily.
- Tube: North Greenwich (and then catch a bus from there- check buses below)
- Train: Maze Hill, Greenwich and Blackheath.
- Buses: 108, 188