The Green Park is a peaceful triangle of mature trees and grasslands and offers a quiet retreat from city life, right next to Buckingham Palace.
Visit a range of memorials, fountains and statues and look out for Royal Gun Salutes when ceremonial guns are fired to mark special royal occasions.
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Rumour has it, back in the seventeenth century King Charles II's wife demanded all the flowers be removed from The Green Park after she caught him picking flowers there for another woman. The park still has no formal flowerbeds but is riot of yellow in spring, when around one million daffodil bulbs are in bloom.
The Green Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of just over 40 acres.
Replacement of Green Park wall, railings and hedgerow
The boundary wall, railings and hedgerow along the edge of Green Park on Piccadilly – from the entrance to Green Park tube up to the RAF Bomber Command memorial – are being replaced as part of the Westminster Ceremonial Streetscape Project. This project is a joint agency security project, led by the Metropolitan Police Service, which is working locally to replace temporary security barriers with permanent protection measures that blend into the historic setting of Westminster.
Work will begin on Monday 28 January, when park visitors will see a hoarding go up, and part of the existing hedgerow along the edge of Piccadilly will be removed. The work is expected to take several months but there will be no path or gate closures within Green Park, and disruption will be kept to a minimum. The existing hedgerow will be replaced with a new holly hedge.
Work will begin at the western end of the boundary (nearest to Wellington Arch) and will be carried out in 100m sections, in order to minimise disruption to park visitors and wildlife. To protect wildlife, all hedge removal will be stopped during bird nesting season.
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