Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south-east London. One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed, it covers 74 hectares, and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.
Covering 74 hectares (183 acres), Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park.
There has been a settlement on this site since Roman times, but Greenwich has always been strongly associated with royalty. Since the land was inherited by Henry V’s brother, generations of monarchs have taken this magnificient park to their hearts.
Greenwich Park is home to a small herd of Fallow and Red deer, harking back to its royal hunting past. Some of the deer in the park are thought to be descended from Henry VIII’s deer that he introduced back in 1515.
Nowadays there are rose, herb and flower gardens, a bandstand, the longest herbaceous border in London and the most compact Roman remains you’re likely to see. There’s also an enormous