Greenwich Park was redesigned by the Versailles landscaper, Andre Le Note, in the 1660's. Here you can enjoy one of the ... More
Greenwich Park was redesigned by the Versailles landscaper, Andre Le Note, in the 1660's. Here you can enjoy one of the best views in London from the Royal Observatory hilltop. Brass bands play in the park on summer afternoons, and August brings puppet shows to the playground. Roman and Saxon archaeological finds have been made here. A superb day trip, particularly if you take the riverboat from Westminster.
We took the ferry over from the Tower of London to the shore of Greenwich, although the sights on the boat are not as good as the boat ride towards Big Ben, it is a nice 30 min ride to Greenwich. When the old Navy ship, which was once the fastest ship in the world, is in sight, you are near your site. The Royal Navy grounds are beautiful and the park is a great day to relax and enjoy the day, weather permitting of course. The 15 min walk will take you to the to the reason we went there, stand in both the Western and Eastern hemisphere. The walk up the hill will be hard for small children and the elderly. Many people had to take breaks on the way up. It is well worth the walk when you reach the top. The view is great and the pictures you can take of the line and the GMT clocks at the top are pretty neat. You had to get tickets which are free at the top to get in, which is strange, but I guess it is there way of regulating the amount of people at the top. You might have to fight others for a good picture, when it is crowded. Well worth the trip and if you mix it with the Tower of London tour, like we did, there will be plenty of time to enjoy everything. The boat runs all day back and forth and leaves from the Tower of London Peir. Cost is around 6 or 8 pounds if I remember right, round trip.
General riding skills, dressage, and basic jumping are offered at Hyde Park Riding School Ltd. & Hyde Park Stables, as
are group hacks. Call for prices, off peak discounts, and block booking. The stables, which were established in about ...
The Holland Park houses gardens, woodland and a Japanese garden, hostel, playground for children, cricket pitch plus tennis courts to
name a few. A visit to Holland Park ensures that you are refreshed and rejuvenated. The beautiful and natural ...
Once an area famous for duels, and still famous for the children's TV characters, The Wombles, Wimbledon Common is a
wonderful place to go to escape the frenetic pace of London life. Dotted with lakes and ponds, the common ...
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