Capital tots

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Greenwich Park

Fantastic views over London and home to world class museums

Playground / sandpit / cafe

Step free from Cutty Sark DLR / South London

Capital tots thoughts:

Greenwich Park is my personal favourite as it’s my local park. It has swings, deer, gorgeous flower gardens, views stretching out over London and a boating lake.

Greenwich Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum which are as geared up to children as we have come to expect from London museums. There is a great water feature for children next to the Cutty Sark (the world’s only surviving tea clipper) which MLA absolutely loves.


It has two cafes both of which are kiddie friendly. The Pavilion café at the top of the hill has a lovely enclosed area where children can play safely on the grass while you enjoy the view of London. The National Maritime Museum Café is more enclosed and often very busy. It also has a water feature which is slightly tortuous as children aren’t allowed to play in it.

Make a day of it by:

Getting the river boat to Greenwich and stopping off at the Museum of London Docklands. Then come back on the Docklands Light Railway, the train line which runs without a driver and is mostly overground.

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Getting there:

London Transport Journey Planner can be found here

Nearest tube: Greenwich and Cutty Sark (DLR)

Rail: Greenwich Rail station which connects to London Bridge and Cannon Street

River boat: Greenwich is easily reached by Thames Clipper riverboat.

A variety of tickets are available including Single Journey and River Roamer tickets. For further information and to buy tickets, click here to visit Thames Clippers' website

Parking: Paid parking can be found inside the Park itself.