It’s entirely possible that you’ve lived in Greenwich for some time and never visited the ‘secret’ Observatory Gardens in the near-centre of Greenwich Park. Indeed there will probably be a fair few people rather miffed that I’m mentioning it at all – but hey – we’re all True Greenwichians – everyone here should know our town’s secrets…
I don’t know whether there will be any Shakespeare in the Observatory Gardens this year, but since the tides don’t generally reach Greenwich Hill, I think we can safely assume that if there is any, we won’t end up in anyone’s back garden. I can see how, with its secluded situation and tall trees to cut down on noise, the venue would be ideal.
The garden entrance can be reached from the top front of the Observatory, going down the little side path, or, for a step-free (and frankly more comfortable) experience, it’s just set back from the road, a little way downhill from the public loos.