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“Visit the Meridian Line” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
Ranked #43 of 1,557 things to do in London
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“Visit the Meridian Line”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is the oldest park in London. It features wonderful views over the river, the city and Maritime Greenwich and is not to be missed. If you are with children, make sure that you have some peanuts in your pocket: the squirrels are utterly fearless and will take the from your hand, shell them and eat them in front of you.

The most famous attraction is the old Royal Observatory and its Meridian Line. What fewer people know is that, instead of paying for the privilege of entering and taking your photo astride the brass line, there is a pathway around the OUTSIDE of the observatory where the line is marked just the other side of a kissing gate and you can get the same photo free. Bear in mind though that the hill up to the observatory is very steep, although reasonably short. Take it easy going up!

In front of the observatory is the statue of General Wolfe, conquerer of Quebec. Round the back of the path around the observatory is the small, but attractive, Flamsteed Garden.

The park is full of beautiful paths through the trees and wonderful views. Don't miss it.

Visited October 2011
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“Beautiful park any time of year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Lots of space, fabulous views, and home of GMT. Great especially when its covered with snow for sledging. No shortage of parking. Greenwich is a great day out. Take the River bus there from the west end and see london from a different angle.

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“Fab views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great space in which to spend a couple of hours. Fabulous views over Canary Wharf and The River Thames.

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“Great view, lovely park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Greenwich Park is great for a nice stroll. There is a large, open green space with paved paths for walking on. There are always lots of dogs running around enjoying the large open space. There are also benches for reading or taking a break. The hike up to the Observatory is kind of steep, but worth the exercise, as the view over London is amazing. At the entrance to the park there is an adorable cafe called the Cow and Coffee Bean. They make nice hot chocolate to keep you warm on your wander!

Visited November 2011
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Go there with boat and enjoy twice. I like to stay in teh park for 2-3 hours and just relax

Visited February 2011
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