Located in the Borough of Greenwich, Eltham is bordered by Mottingham, New Eltham, Kidbrooke, Falconwood, and Elmstead Woods. Eltham has one of the largest populated areas in Greenwich with 88,000 population. The high street is being redeveloped in the near future with a new cinema and a number of restaurants coming soon. The area also has many parks and open spaces, including Oxleas Woods, Avery Hill Park, Well Hall Pleasaunce, and Sutcliffe Park.
Did you know?
- The Tudor Barn in Eltham, built in the 16th Century, is the only Tudor barn in London.
- Until 2014, when The Long Pond pub opened, Eltham park hadn’t had a pub in at least 115 years. Archibald Cameron Corbett would not allow pubs to be built on his land.
Look out for
Avery Hill House – Built in 1891 by John Thomas North, this building is open to the public and is lovely for a stroll around the extensive gardens
Eltham Palace – This Tudor royal residence was renovated in an eccentric art deco style by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Explore this extravagant mansions unique style and visit one of the many events held there
Bob Hope Theatre – A community theatre showing plays run by the Eltham Little Theatre Company
Well Hall Pleasaunce – Explore these beautifully landscaped gardens which date back to the 13th century
Eltham has a lovely high street with a Debenhams, Sainsbury's, WHSmiths, Boots, Marks and Spencers and many other high street names.
Yak & Yetti – Serving authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant
Prezzo – This popular Italian chain is located on Eltham high street
Tudor Barn – Gastropub, bar, and events venue with a large outdoor seating area for sunny weather
Lale and Rixo’s – Mediterranean restaurant with a well-stocked cocktail menu
Park Tavern – An old fashioned pub with a calm outdoor beer garden
Eltham GPO – A huge pub with different areas, each with a different vibe
The Rising Sun – A traditional Greene King pub
The Rusty Bucket – A pub with a refreshing style, serving an impressive range of ales ciders, lagers, and spirits
The range of properties in Eltham is eclectic, ranging from Victorian and Edwardian villas to stunning new build flats. Popular neighbourhoods in the area include Progress Estate and Kidbrooke Village.
Eltham to London Cannon Street in 28 minutes
Eltham to London Charing Cross in 32 minutes
Eltham to London Victoria in 34 minutes
New Eltham to London Cannon Street in 30 minutes
New Eltham to London Charing Cross in 24 minutes
There are lots of bus options in Eltham, with connections to Bromley, Catford, Crystal Palace, Sidcup, Bexleyheath, and the O2 Arena. By car, the A2 and A20 give easy access to M25 and Kent.