Greenwich Park In Pictures

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The half moon jump at Greenwich Park
 

 

On paper Greenwich Park is a superb Olympic venue: located on the south bank of the Thames, its hillside location offers some truly spectacular views across to Canary Wharf and central London.

 
 

The venue

 
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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

Transforming the capital's oldest Royal Park into a temporary Olympic venue has not been the smoothest of rides - it was a controversial choice with locals, who fear what the combined effect the temporary structures, sand, railings and tractors will have on the World Heritage Site.

 
 
 

From an aerial perspective

 
Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

 

Specialising in aerial photography since 1991, Jason Hawkes has produced over 40 aerial photographic books for the likes of the BBC, Random House and Harper Collins. Taking to the sky in a helicopter, he snapped these impressive photos of Greenwich Park.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
Equestrian events at Greenwich Park

Equestrian events at Greenwich Park

 

The park will host all Equestrian events and the Modern Pentathlon.

Olympic Events

28th July - 12th August

  • Equestrian Dressage
  • Equestrian Jumping
  • Equestrian Eventing
  • Modern Pentathlon
Paralympic Events


30th August - 4th September

  • Equestrian team test
  • Equestrian freestyle test
  • Equestrian championship test

 
 
 

Nearby Food and Drink

 
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Trafalgar Tavern

Trafalgar Tavern

Located on the south bank of the Thames, Greenwich Park is close to a number of activities and river-side pubs: 

Restaurants

The Spread Eagle

  • French restaurant disguised as a Victorian pub
  • Minutes from Cutty Sark and Greenwich Park
Pubs/Nightlife

The Trafalgar Tavern

    • 6 minute walk
    • Perched on the bank of the River Thames this pub has plenty of outdoor seating with great views
    The Old Brewery
    • 6 minute walk
    • Combing a café, bar and restaurant with a state of the art microbrewery, it continues the brewing tradition that started in Henry VI's day

     
     
     

    Nearby Attractions

     
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    Entertainment and Attractions

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    • At Greenwich Park
    • A museum of time and space, built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675
    National Maritime Museum
    • At Greenwich Park
    • A collection of seascape paintings and scientific instruments that covers everything from sea power to piracy
    Peter Harrison Planetarium
    • At Greenwich Park
    • 120-seat state of the art facility that is ideal for star gazing
    Cutty Sark
    • 7 minute walk
    • The famous tea clipper ship is raised three metre above her dry dock, enabling visitors to see her in full
    Up the Creek
    • 8 minute walk
    • One of London's best comedy venues with a diverse range of acts through the week
    O2 Arena
    • One bus stop away
    • Large music venue that also houses bars, restaurants, clubs and the new O2 Walkway 

     
     
     

    Travel

     
    London Rail and Tube Services

    London Rail and Tube Services

     

    Greenwich Park is located in south east London. There are a number of options when travelling to the park:

    Overground Stations

    National Rail and Docklands Light Railway will run trains to the following stations:

    Please note – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich station will be closed at peak periods during the games
    River Services

    Three scheduled river services will run from piers in central London to Greenwich Pier, which is 500m from the venue's entrance

    Walking and Cycling

    Greenwich Park is easily accessible via walking and cycling as it is linked to the Docklands on the north of the river by the Greenwich foot tunnel, as well as being on the Thames Path. Free, secure and managed cycle parking will be available close to the venue

     
     
    Sophie Wallace

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    Sophie Wallace

    2nd September 2014

     

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