City Nature Challenge 2023

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

28th April 2023 - 1st May 2023 : 10:00 - 17:00

City Nature Challenge is an annual four-day global 'bioblitz' nature hunt, to record and protect wildlife in urban areas. Join residents in 450+ cities across the UK and the world take part in friendly and fun competition to record as much wildlife as possible between Friday 28 April and Monday 1 May 2023.

In 2022, London made 4,436 observations, recording 1,087 species! In 2023, we want to eclipse last year’s totals. Please join the London City Nature Challenge team to make this our most successful London, UK and Global event yet. There are many ways to get involved, from making your own observations to running an event. This year, our aim is for as many people as possible to make just one observation and record it.

The Gatehouse will have information about how to download and use iNaturalist. We will also have ID guides available and staff to help on the 30th of April and 1st of May


A phone or camera

The site has a visitor centre and toilets, including accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Good level access across the site with wide wooden boardwalks and accessible bird hides. Pond dipping pontoon and activities also accessible. Disabled toilet and baby changing facility. Wheelchair available to borrow. Disabled parking space at end of John Harrison Way. Ring 020 8293 1904 for any special parking arrangements needed.

We strongly advise you use public transport. We have great public transport access: North Greenwich tube, plus buses 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, 486 to Millennium Village Oval Square or John Harrison Way stop. By bicycle or on foot: along the Thames Path between the O2 and the Thames Barrier, with places to lock bikes. Free parking for 2 hours on John Harrison Way, Pear Tree Way and West Parkside but spaces very limited. Please note that the outer boardwalk is currently closed for repair. You can get to the gatehouse and park via the Thames Path, off John Harrison Way, or follow the frogs from the bus stop.

Event Contact

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 0208 293 1904 or email Joanne Smith or Tony Day

Events key:

  • Dog friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Taking place outdoors
  • Tickets required
  • Educational & creative
  • Events for grown-ups
  • Child friendly
  • Healthy & active
  • A Community event
  • A Volunteering event
  • Event facilities
  • Entrance fee or Event cost
  • Meeting place