Spring daffodils in The Green Park
The Green Park

Welcome to The Green Park

Just a few steps away from Buckingham Palace and bustling Piccadilly lies the tranquil Green Park – a little oasis of calm in the hectic heart of the city, through which the River Tyburn once flowed. 

Key information

05:00 - 24:00

Food & drink available

Leisure activities and attractions in The Green Park

A peaceful, green oasis right in the heart of London. Take a stroll or grab a deckchair, next to Buckingham Palace in the shade of ancient trees.

Making the most of The Green Park

The Green Park is the smallest of the Royal Parks – a 40 acre oasis of mature trees and parkland, sitting neatly between Hyde Park and St. James’s Park. Although it’s thronged with thousands of runners twice a year, when the London Marathon and Royal Parks Half Marathon pass through, the park is one of the most tranquil spots in the city centre.

This is a park to explore at your own pace. If you’re keen to enjoy team sports and organised activities, head over in Hyde Park, where you can book a game of tennis or padel, have an open air swim, or take a boat out. There are excellent sports facilities on the south side of the park.

Walking, running and cycling in The Green Park

You’ve got the option of many different walking trails and pathways or running routes to choose from. Many regular runners and joggers use the park as an alternative commuting route to work – a great way to de-stress and stay fit. Discover the history of the landscape with a self-guided walk or, if you’re more ambitious or have more time, follow the seven mile Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, which takes in four Royal Parks, including Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace, once Princess Diana’s home.

If you’re cycling through, please do respect the walkers and the wildlife, and stay on the designated cycle paths.

Parklife and people watching – from a deckchair!

Sometimes, all you want to do is to sit in the sunshine with a friend, or by yourself, and watch the world and the wildlife go by. Our partners, ParkDeckChairs, offer deckchairs to rent by the hour or by the day. While you’re relaxing, why not pick up a tea or coffee, or an ice cream from one of our kiosks at at Ritz Corner or Canada Gate, and make an afternoon of it?

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Run, cycle or swim to raise vital funds for the Royal Parks in London's celebrated races.

  • The Princess of Wales Memorial plaque

    The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

    Find out more about the seven-mile-long Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk and download the map to plan your route through the central parks.

  • Deck chairs in The Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

    Park deck chairs

    Deck chairs are available for hire within the Royal Parks from March through to October. Find out about prices and book online.