What to see in Green Park – Another Royal London Park

Green Park is another of the royal parks in London that you have the option of visiting in this city.

It is located next to Buckingham Palace and acts as a bridge between two other royal parks in the city, Hyde Park and the most beautiful of all, St. James’s Park.

Although it can be said that Green Park is the least beautiful of all the royal parks in London, it is also a park that has something special that makes it different. That is why we recommend visiting all the parks.

A bit of Green Park History

London - Green ParkIn its origins, the land on which we can walk through Green Park today was a swampy place.

It also served as a cemetery because lepers who died at St. James Hospital, which was very close, were buried there.

It was in the 16th century that King Henry VIII transformed the grounds into a private hunting ground.

In the year 1660, with King Carlos II, this hunting ground was transformed into a park, although it soon gained a bad reputation for being a place where thieves took refuge and used it for criminal purposes.

Over time it gained popularity and today it is a very quiet and safe park where you can have a pleasant walk before or after visiting this fantastic area of ​​London.

What to see in Green Park

In Green Park we will not find large lakes, sculptures or other decorative and solemn elements typical of other royal parks in London, such as St. James’s Park.

In this park what we will find are green areas, ancient trees and grass esplanades where everyone can enjoy.

In Green Park it is common to see the typical deckchairs of London parks. If you want to relax, do not hesitate to go to the “Parque Verde”, a very simple and quiet park in the very center of the city.

Practical information to visit Green Park

  • How to get
    • Tube, Green Park and Hyde Park stations.
    • Bus, lines 2, 8, 9, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148 and 436.
  • Schedules
    • Open 24 hours a day all year.
  • You can find more information on the official website of Green Park.

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