Top Photography Spots in Greenwich Park London with a Map
Top 5 Instagrammable spots at one of London's cutest parks
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Greenwich Park, one of the Royal Parks, is located just a short ride from the City in the South-East corner of London. A short walk uphill will reward you with one of the most breathtaking views of the City.
Here you can find beautiful gardens, 17th century landscape and line that dictates the measurement of time for the rest of the world. It is also full of great photography spots.
I have compiled the list of 5 best photography and Instagrammable spots you should check out when visiting Greenwich Park.
Prime Meridian Line
Greenwich Observatory Lookout
Cherry Blossoms Avenue
The Rose Garden
The Queen's Orchard
+ Queen's House
1. Prime Meridian Line
Greenwich Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time aka the Prime Meridian of the world - the place where the world is divided on West and East and where all the time zones are being calculated from.
Photo tip: One leg on the West, one on the East. ;)
2. Greenwich Observatory Lookout
Right next to the Observatory you can find a statue of a General James Wolfe. Ths statue sits on top of the hill and offers one of the best views of London. If you are lucky and the sky is clear (usually after the rain) you will be able to see Shard as clear as day.
3. Cherry Blossoms Avenue
You no longer have to go to Japan to see cherry blossoms. If you are in London in mid to late April - you might be lucky enough to catch the cherry blossoms trees blooming. A word of warning: come early as the place gets absolutely packed with tourists.
Location: Greenwich cherry blossoms avenue can be found next to the Ranger's House and The Rose Garden.
4. Ranger's House and The Rose Garden
Rangers House belongs to the English Heritage and it is surrounded by the rose garden that hosts the flowers in all kinds of colours.
The garden is surrounded by the green hedge with private benches hidden in it. This is a perfect place for either a friendly or a romantic a meetup.
The best time to visit the rose garden is in June and July.
5. The Queen's Orchard
Even though it is located right next to the Greenwich Park Playground, The Queen's Orchard is one of the quietest and less busy parts of the park. This might be due to its location in the northeast corner of the park - entry right next to the Maze Hill train station.
You need to turn right as soon as you step through the park gates and you will see a little pathway leading to the iron gates. There's a little sign on the wall indicating the opening hours of the orchard.
This is one of my favourite parts of the park. There's a pond in the centre of the orchard with benches, archways and greenery surrounding it.
+ Queen's House
Queens House is the first classical building in the UK, home to the most famous portrait of Elizabeth I.
Take a walk up the first self-supporting stair in Britain - The Tulip Stairs.
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