How do you get there?: Greenwich Park is accessible by all forms of transport with the exception of the tube, although National Rail, Docklands Light Railway and the River Thames bus service are the recommended routes. There are three National Rail stations with access to the park — Greenwich, Maze Hill and Blackheath — as well as two DLR stops (Greenwich and Cutty Sark) and one boat (Greenwich). Also, there is a plentiful supply of local buses in the area. However, coaches and a park-and-ride service will only be provided for the cross-country section of the eventing competition on July 30.
What events will be held there and when?: Equestrian eventing (July 28-31), dressage (August 2-9) and jumping (August 4-8); modern pentathlon riding and combined event (August 11-12).
Public facilities: The Pavilion Tea House, which is situated in the centre of the park, serves meals, snacks and drinks, while in the summer there are four additional refreshment points. The park also contains a playground, boating lake and wild deer enclosure.
History: The 183-acre Greenwich Park is the oldest enclosed Royal Park, dating back to 1433. It is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site and is host to the Prime Meridian Line, Old Royal Observatory, Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and Queen's House. The decision to choose it as a Games venue was not universally popular, with some local residents forming an action group against it. However, Games organisers got their way after promising to protect the park and return it to its original state after the Olympics by clearing away the six-kilometre equestrian cross-country course and taking down the 23,000-capacity provisional arena being constructed to the south of Queen's House for the dressage, jumping and modern pentathlon.