It’s a little known fact that Greenwich Park is one of London’s liveliest and most beautiful parks. It began life as scrubland, but in 1536 Henry VIII had it turned into a deer park and received almost 3,000 deer from the duke of Richmond. Opening times The park is open all year round from 6:00 am to midnight. Vehicles may enter the car parks at 7:00 am which allows time to visit Cyclopedia or Games Room in the Lower Centre before driving on through the park.
Getting To Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park was created by Charles I in 1637 when he took down the houses used to market produce from the Royal Navy’s Deptford Dockyard, which lay to the east, South Greenwich Forum (southgreenwichforum.co.uk). He then built two highways through the area (now known as East and West Park Drives). These crossed near a former oak tree that had marked a county boundary. A roundabout gathered up these routes and now stands in the centre of The Maze, which was landscaped by George London – who also worked on St James’s and Regent’s Park – in 1732.
Finding your way to Greenwich Park on foot is relatively straightforward. The park’s entrance from Park Row is a little over a mile walk, or just over 800m, from Greenwich rail station. The other end of the park, near the Trafalgar Tavern, is about a mile and a quarter (2 km) from the Cutty Sark DLR station. Alternatively, buses 26, 97 and 122 will take you to either end of Greenwich Park. The closest London Underground stations are atCanada Water and Blackheath.
From the Canada Water busstop the walk is about 5 minutes with the beautifulIpswich river snaking along one side ofthe path. The pedestrian tunnel links this path across the river to Greenwich Park, where it's about 20 minutes to the Bandstand overground or up the hill. The first thing to say is that getting to Greenwich Park isn't too difficult. There is of course the London Underground, but you could also consider bus or ferry if you're coming from another part of London.
In South East London, Greenwich is well-served by both buses and trains. The Jubilee line takes you directly to the park. Opening Times. You can find up-to-date information on the park opening times and facilities from the Royal Parks website. Opening Times. Greenwich Park is open from 6:00 am for pedestrians and 7:00 am for car parking all year round. Opening times. You can find them on the Royal Parks website. So how did they get away with that?.
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The gate access car park in the Blackheath Gate entrance of Greenwich Park is now open all week and can be accessed via the Blackheath Gate entrance only. Opening hours have also returned to normal. The car park was closed for a few weeks so our contractors could complete various maintenance projects, but it’s fully operational now, so you can enjoy your visit to Greenwich Park as normal. The Greenwich Park car park was previously closed for the winter season, but is back in service as of today.
The entrance to the car park is via Blackheath Gates and will be open Mondays to Saturdays between 8am and 5pm. You'll also be pleased to hear that parking charges have returned to normal. Access to the car park in Greenwich Park is now available again after the temporary closure. Normal opening hours can now be resumed, and should no longer cause any disruption to spectators during events. Access to the car park at Greenwich Park has reopened.
Summer days are here and so is the biggest East London Festival: Greenwich Festival. One of the best places to enjoy the festival atmosphere is the park, particularly the Deer Park! It’s so pretty, there’s an astonishing playground for kids, plus in the mean time, you can stroll around getting lost in its formal garden and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the cafes. Or maybe just have a really good gander at how beautiful this area of SE10 is.
Train: Maze Hill is the nearest station. Leave the station and follow signs to the Park & Ride (opposite side of road). Cross over and walk down the path opposite, going under a small bridge to Byron House Gate. Turn left and go down this path for approx. 200 yds until you reach the entrance to the Deer Park & Rose Garden. Train. Nearest stations: Greenwich (follow signs to the Park), Maze Hill (for playground) and Blackheath (for Deer Park, Flower Garden & Rose Garden).
Basic overview: Just over one mile from Greenwich Park. Lots of history, nice local high street with useful amenities and restaurants. Bus service good too, two bus stops located inside the park and another just outside the gate which stops directly outside station entrance at Blackheath Gate. If you exit the station onto Trafalgar Square, the bus stop is on the right next to Landsec (they have a sign 'By appointment to HM The Queen'Blackheath Gate entrance is opposite this).
It's about 2 minutes walk away, and there's a lift to get down there. For the past week I've been trying to find a bus from Plumstead to somewhere Euston. I have tried numerous times and different routes, different buses but I have struggled to get anywhere near Euston on a bus. The London Overground is probably the fastest way to get to Blackheath. It takes around 15 minutes from Blackheath station and drops you right outside the stadium.
Take this service from the Plumstead area regularly, it is very reliable and only takes about 15 mins to get there. After maintenance work, gates to the site will be open between 07:30 – 19:00 ish (hours may vary) as well as weekends. The car park in Greenwich Park is now open all week and can be accessed via Blackheath Gates entrance only. Opening hours have also returned to normal. To receive these updates, simply click on the “subscribe” button at the bottom of this page in our eNewsletter box.