80 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HY
Tel: 020 7930 1793
Green Park covers 19 hectares (47 acres) and has a distinct peaceful atmosphere with its mature trees and grassland. The Park is a sanctuary for tourists, workers and residents of Central London where they can enjoy a healthy walk or jog or sunbathing in the finer weather. Its surrounded by Constitution Hill, Piccadilly and the Broad Walk.
1554 was the year that Green Park was first recorded as it was here that a rebellion against the marriage of Mary I to Philip II of Spain took place. In 1668 Charles II enclosed the Park and stocked it with deer and a ranger's house. It was known as Upper St. Jame's Park until 1746 when it was renamed Green Park. After the renaming many improvements were made, the Tyburn Pool was built and a the Queen's Basin reservoir was made ready for its opening to the general public in 1826. Unfortunately, by 1855 The Ranger's Lodge, the Queen's Library, the Queen's Basin and the Tyburn Pool had all been demolished.
Park facilities are at a minimum with no public toliets inside the park, but some are situated at the north-east corner. There are also some refreshment kiosks located at Ritz Corner and Canada gates, weather permitting.
Oprening hours: Daily 5am - midnight
Nearest Tube: Green Park - Jubilee, Victoria & Piccadilly Lines
Hyde Park Corner - Piccadilly Line
By Jessica Worthington-Little
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