Green Park

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Enter an oasis of calm when you visit The Green Park, next to Buckingham Palace in central London.

The park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and its 40 acres are full of mature trees and lush grassland. Over the years it has seen duels fought, fireworks dazzle and royal gun salutes fired. More recently it has provided a rural retreat for commuters and visitors.

What is there to see at The Green Park?

Take a leisurely stroll around the park taking in the memorials, statues and fountains. Enter through the Canada Gate, a gift from Canada and part of the memorial to Queen Victoria.

Pause to reflect at one of the three monuments dedicated to the people who served in the two world wars. The Canada Memorial, the Memorial Gates and the Bomber Command Memorial pay tribute to these people. Inside the latter you’ll find a group of bronze figures depicting a Bomber Command aircrew.

Close to the Bomber Command Memorial is a more modern piece of sculpture, the Watering Holes drinking fountain made of solid Cornish granite.

Listen out for the sounds of guns being fired as on special occasions The Green Park hosts the Royal Gun Salutes. You can hear the guns on sate visits, at the State Opening of Parliament and Trooping the Colour, the monarch's birthday parade.

For one week a year in August, the park becomes home to some four-legged visitors as sheep and cattle are brought in to graze on the land during Green Park Grazing Week.

Can I get food and drink in The Green Park?

There are two refreshments points in The Green Park where you can buy sandwiches, snacks, coffee and ice cream.

Where is The Green Park?

The Green Park is next to Buckingham Palace in central London.

How do I get to The Green Park?

The closest Tube stations to The Green Park are Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line), which are both a six-minute walk away.

There are plenty of bus routes with stops close to The Green Park.