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Greenwich Park, London

I love this park, it's so big you can easily spend a whole day just  exploring one small corner of it, in fact I don't think I've ever  managed to discover all of its hidden delights, there are too many secluded areas, enclosed gardens, ancient trees and very steep slopes to roll down. These are obviously great fun at certain times of the year, if we ever have snow again!!

I love this park, it’s so big you can easily spend a whole day just  exploring one small corner of it, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever  managed to discover all of its hidden delights, there are too many secluded areas, enclosed gardens, ancient trees and very steep slopes to roll down. These are obviously great fun at certain times of the year, if we ever have snow again!!

The park never really has a quiet day, it’s a place for meeting, relaxing, exercising, walking, roller skating is good, picnics, secret liaisons! Or just doing the tourist thing and going to all the interesting buildings within its bounds. There is a cafe, and of course the usual ice cream sellers, smaller vendors selling drinks, a playground near the bottom of the park and views to die for. Greenwich  was the birthplace of Henry VIII, his love of hunting led him to introduce deer to the park, which are still here today. Many of the grand trees you see in the park today were planted in the 1600s, the terraces as they are known were also cut into the slopes at this time. The formal French style inspired by Andre Le Notre was  introduced by King Charles II.

Unfortunately if you drive you now have to pay an arm and a leg for parking but all public transport is great for the area. There is a  bandstand which is actually in use and fine concerts can be heard from this at weekends, plenty of space is available for playing frisbee or for cricket for those who are more traditional. Then again you could just lie back
and watch the clouds roll by and listen to the click of the tourists cameras.

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