“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Greenwich Park is easily the most beautiful park in London, with its ancient Tudor deer park and swooping hills where Olympian riders leapt to glory. Atop a central hill is the Royal Observatory, where Enlightenment scientists mapped the heavens; today you can enjoy a heavenly view of central London. To the north are the National Maritime Museum, the World Heritage Royal Naval College and Inigo Jones' pale Palladian Queen's House. To the east is Vanbrugh Castle, and to the south is the well-preserved 18th century village of Blackheath, where highway robbers were once hanged on a gallows on the picturesque heath.