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One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Green Park is also: the name given to the old Aston Clinton House site in Buckinghamshire, and; the name of a new business park just off the M4_motorway at Junction 11, on the outskirts of Reading, Berkshire (see www. ... Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England, and one of the Royal Parks of London. ... Kensington Gardens is one of the royal parks in London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. ... For other meanings, see Regents Park (disambiguation) Regents Park (officially The Regents Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal parks in London, close to Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames and East Sheen. ... St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1746x968, 473 KB)Photograph by Colin Gregory Palmer taken in 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1746x968, 473 KB)Photograph by Colin Gregory Palmer taken in 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of England or the United Kingdom for the recreation of the royal family. ... Greenwich (pronounced gren-itch , or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... St Stevens Tower - The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London (see also different names) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


The National Maritime Museum and Queen's House lie just to the north, and the Royal Greenwich Observatory lies right in the heart of the park. On the western edge of the park is the Ranger's House, looking out on to the adjacent heath of Blackheath. The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... The Queens House, Greenwich The Queens House, Greenwich, (designed by architect Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark (the queen of King James I of England) and afterwards used by Queen Henrietta Maria) is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history. ... Royal Observatory, Greenwich The original site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO), which was built as a workplace for the Astronomer Royal, was on a hill in Greenwich Park in Greenwich, London, overlooking the River Thames. ... Rangers House is a villa adjacent to Greenwich Park in the south east suburbs of London. ... Blackheath is a place in London, divided between the London Borough of Lewisham and the London Borough of Greenwich. ...


The park stretches along a hillside and is perhaps best imagined as being on two levels. The lower level (closest to the Museum, Queen's House and, beyond them, the River Thames) lies to the north; after a stiff walk uphill, there is a flat expanse that is, essentially, an enclosed extension of the plateau of Blackheath. Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ...


The Observatory is on the top of the hill. Outside is a statue of General James Wolfe in a small plaza from which there are majestic views across the former Greenwich Hospital (later the Royal Naval College) and the river towards the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, the City of London to the northwest and the Millennium Dome to the north. The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. ... The Greenwich Hospital was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for Seamen and occupied its prime riverside site on the south bank of the river Thames in Greenwich, London for over 170 years, closing in 1869. ... Crest on the gate of the Royal Naval College The Royal Naval College was a Royal Navy training establishment between 1873 and 1998, in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in London, United Kingdom. ... Canary Wharf - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Millennium Dome is a large dome on the Greenwich peninsula in the Docklands area in Eastern London. ...


There are also spectacular views from neighbouring hills within the park: To the west, close to the statue Standing Figure Knife Edge by Henry Moore is a good viewpoint; to the east is 'One Tree Hill'. Reclining Figure (1951) is characteristic of Moores sculptures, with an abstract female figure intercut with voids. ...


On the lower level of the park there is a popular children's playground (north-east corner, close to Maze Hill railway station) and an adjacent boating lake. There is also a herb garden (close by entrance to Greenwich town centre). Maze Hill railway station - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


On the upper level, there is a vast flower garden complete with large duck pond, a rose garden, a cricket pitch, tennis courts, a band-stand, Roman remains, an ancient oak tree (the 'Queens Oak', associated with Queen Elizabeth I) and an enclosure ('The Wilderness') housing some wild deer. Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. ...


Nestling just behind the Observatory is a 'secret garden', a peaceful secluded space good for picnics and also sometimes used by theatre groups (Midsummer Night's Dream, etc). On the opposite side (ie: just south of the Wolfe statue) is the Park Cafe.


It is possible to park (pay and display) in areas along the main roads entering from Blackheath. Cycle routes criss-cross the park (as do runners, roller-bladers, dog-walkers, etc), but other road traffic (cars and motor-cycles only) can only use the park road linking Blackheath and Greenwich at peak periods on weekdays.


When London hosts the Summer Olympics in 2012 Greenwich Park will be the venue for the equestrian events and for the showjumping and cross country disciplines of the modern pentathlon. The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... Equestrian has several meanings: An equestrian is a horseback rider: see equestrianism An equestrian (Roman) is a member of one of the upper classes in ancient Rome. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Cross-country running Cross-country skiing Cross-country equestrianism Cross-country or XC mountain biking Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Competitors in the final round of the Mens Modern Pentathlon pull for the finish line at the Goudi Sports Complex on August 26, 2004. ...


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Encyclopedia: Greenwich Park (1312 words)
One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London.
Greenwich (pronounced gren-itch, or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Rangers House is a villa adjacent to Greenwich Park in the south east suburbs of London.
Greenwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (785 words)
Greenwich (pronounced 'gren-itch' [ˈgrɛnɪtʃ], or [ˈgrɪnɪtʃ] by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the river Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich.
The observatory is situated in Greenwich Park, which used to be the grounds of the Royal Palace of Placentia.
The University of Greenwich and the Trinity College of Music are now based in the Greenwich Hospital (formerly the Royal Naval College) buildings between Greenwich Park and the river.
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