Green Park

Covering 19 hectares (47 acres), Green Park is quite different from its neighbour St James’s Park. It is more peaceful, with mature trees and grassland. It is bordered by Constitution Hill, Piccadilly and Queen’s Walk.

The Green Park was first recorded in 1554 as the place where a rebellion took place against the marriage of Mary I to Philip II of Spain. It was also a famous duelling site until 1667 when Charles II bought an extra 40 acres and it became known as upper St James’s Park.

The Park’s primary role is as a peaceful refuge for people living, working or visiting Central London, and is particularly popular for sunbathing and picnics in fine weather. It is also popular as a healthy walking route to work for commuters. The paths are used extensively by joggers and runners.

Opening times:
The park is open all day all year round.

By tube:
Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria & Piccadilly)
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly)

By bus:
2 Marylebone – West Norwood
8 Victoria – Bow
9 Aldwych – Hammersmith
14 Tottenham Court Road Station – Putney Heath
16 Victoria – Cricklewood
19 Finsbury Park – Battersea
22 Piccadilly Circus – Putney Common
36 Queens Park Street – Lewisham
38 Victoria – Clapton
52 Victoria – Willesden
73 Victoria – Stoke Newington
82 Victoria – North Finchley
148 Shepherd’s Bush – Camberwell
436 Paddington – Lewisham

There are no parking facilities.


St James’s Park, London. SW1A 2BJ (Map)