Pokémon GO to Greenwich

Pokemon GO to Greenwich

If you haven’t heard of the latest craze to sweep not only the nation, but most of the world, where have you been for the past few weeks?

Pokémon is back after 20 years and just about every nostalgic millennial has downloaded the free app to their smartphone. If you need filling in on all the Pokémadness, check out the video below to see what all the fuss is about.

So, where can you catch these funny-looking creatures? According to Twitter, Greenwich is a great place to start if you want to “catch ’em all”!

In fact, Greenwich Park seems to be a bit of a hotspot for catching Pokémon. With stops and gyms popping up just about everywhere, it’s a great place to hunt around while taking in incredible views of Greenwich and London.
Stop by The Wilderness to spot real-life deer while on your hunt, wonder through the grounds of Ranger’s House and the Rose Garden where you might catch a few grass-types and take in the views from General Wolfe Statue, around which you might stumble upon a Clefairy or even Squirtle!  

Another great thing about Greenwich is that it’s on the river, and for Pokémon Trainers, that can only mean one thing – it’s a great place to catch water-types! Head down to the riverside and take a stroll along the Thames Path towards Greenwich Peninsula where you’ll catch enough Magikarp and Goldeen to fill an aquarium. Plus, if you’ve got an egg in an incubator, it’s a great chance to tot up a few extra kilometers to help it hatch!

On the Peninsula, there are Pokégyms inside The O2 and at North Greenwich Pier, so you can stop for a quick battle and gain some XP. Alternatively, you can continue your Pokéhunt while on a 360° tour on Emirates Air Line, or try what these guys did, and catch a Zubat while climbing Up at The O2!

So, grab your Pokéballs and get out there! Make sure to share the latest additions to your Pokédex with the hashtag #PokemonGreenwich