Green Park, formerly part of the hunting grounds of King Henry VIII as St. James’s, was adapted for public use by Charles II in 1660. It is a natural landscape and wavy of grass and trees, where daffodils bloom in spring. During the 18th century, it was a place of duels. In 1771, the poet Alfieri was wounded there by the husband of his lover, the Viscount Ligonier. Still, Alfieri hurried to the Haymarket Theatre in time to see the last act of a play. The park is very much appreciated by guests of hotels in Mayfair.
24 hours all year round.
Piccadilly, St. James’s
London W1J 9DZ
Closest attractions: Piccadilly and Westminster attractions; such as Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, Buckingham Palace and several others.
Getting there: Green P. and Hyde Park Corner tube stations, also very close to Westminster, Victoria and Charing Cross tube stations. Buses 2, 8, 9, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148 and 436.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7930 1793
Facilities and Additional Information
- Deck chairs;
- Toilet facilities;
- Guide dogs allowed;