Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a vast 183-acre grassland enclosure, which provides an urban sanctuary for deer, foxes and over 70 species of bird. As one of the largest green spaces in south east London, the park offers a wide range of facilities and points of interest, including a child-friendly boating lake, the Queen’s House and the National Maritime Museum. It is also home to the impressive Royal Observatory with the Greenwich Meridian Line – representing the prime meridian relative to which world time is calculated. You can also enjoy astonishing views of the city from the crown of the hill near to the Royal Observatory.