An autumnal day at Maryon Park in Charlton, Greenwich.

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About

Formerly a quarry, Maryon Park was once part of the estate of the Maryon Wilson family, former Lords of the Manor of Charlton.

This large, hilly wooded site overlooks the Thames with the Green Chain Walk running through it. It has a children's playground, basketball court and hard-surface tennis courts which are all free to use.

Maryon Park featured in a famous film, Blow-Up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Released in 1966, the film, a surreal murder mystery set in swinging London, starred David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle and Jane Birkin.

Within Maryon Park is Gilbert's Pit, which due to its geology is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). An important Paleogene site, Gilbert's Pit displays one of the most complete sequences of sediments in London. Many fossils have been found on the site, including those of plants, sponges, molluscs, fish and reptiles.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking - There is free parking available on the streets surrounding the park.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Maryon Park & Gilbert's Pit

Type:Park

Maryon Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8DH

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
January / February (1 Jan 2024 - 29 Feb 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 16:00
Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
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March / April (1 Mar 2024 - 30 Apr 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 18:00
May (1 May 2024 - 31 May 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 20:00
June / July / August (1 June 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 21:00
September (1 Sept 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 19:00
October (1 Oct 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 18:00
November / December (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
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Monday - Sunday07:00 - 16:00

* Maryon park is open for visitors to walk through 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

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