The Green Park
London SW1A 2BJ
TfL Fare Zone 1
The Green Park (usually known as just ‘Green Park’) is one of London’s Royal Parks. Some of the other Royal parks being St James’s Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park, Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park.
Green Park is often overlooked by visitors when touring London as it is (comparatively) off the tourist route. It is part of Constitution Hill which is bordered by Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly. Constitution Hill connects The Mall and Wellington Place at Hyde Park Corner and then leads on to Hyde Park.
One of the entrances to the park is through the magnificent gilded Canada Gate on The Mall, a short distance from the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace. This gilded gate forms part of an wrought iron ornamental entrance representing Canada, South Africa and Australia and given by these Dominions.
Just inside the gates can be found the Canada War Memorial dedicated to Canadian soldiers who served in two world wars. The memorial has a sloping bronze surface over which water flows across embossed maple leaves.
The architect John Nash was involved in re-designing Green Park in conjunction with his alterations to St James’s Park. He arranged for the Constitution Hill route to be straightened to make a processional route from Hyde Park to The Mall.
The first reference to Green Park was in 1554. In 1667 King Charles II added an extra 40 acres to the park having purchased the land from the Estate of the Pulteney family. Of interest is the fact that the park became famous for duelling, possibly because of a duel which took place there involving William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath. Visitors to our Brit Holiday Tips website will know of the Pulteney's because of their involvement with Bath's Pulteney Bridge.
Now, Green Park is a peaceful refuge for visitors to central London. It is particularly popular with picnickers. The Park differs from its larger neighbour, St James's Park, in that it is ‘natural’ – just trees and grass and no lakes. In springtime daffodils carpet the grass.
This is a great park in which to relax. Deck chairs can be hired by the hour - go to Web: Green Park/ Deck Chair Hire
Bomber Command Memorial
The RAF Bomber Command Memorial is located in the north-west corner of Green Park.
We often recognise scenes in films that are set Green Park. Visit the Park’s official website for an informative listing Web: The Green Park/ Film Locations
Full details are available at the excellent Park web page Web: Green Park/ Disabled Access
Ritz Corner and Canada Gate for coffee, sandwiches, drinks and ice creams
North east corner of the Park, close to Green Park Underground Station.
Contact & Further Information
TfL Fare Zone 1 Transport for London Journey Planner
To find the best way for getting to The Green Park, visit TfL Journey Planner.
- By Underground
Green Park Station Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee Lines
Hyde Park Corner Station Piccadilly Line. The park a short walk through Wellington Place from that station.
- By Bus
Bus routes 2, 8, 9, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148, 436
- By Car
Green Park is located in the Web: Congestion Charge Zone
Google Maps - Green Park