Borough of Lewisham and Greenwich

Blackheath Village is located partly in both the London Borough of Lewisham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is bordered by Lee, Lewisham, and Greenwich. Varied architecture can be seen in Blackheath Village, which still keeps its village appeal, whilst being part of Greater London. Being one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London, Greenwich Park and the Heath are popular attractions.

 

Did you know?
  • Blackheath Village is the starting point for the London Marathon.
  • Blackheath was a common assembly point for English Armies and was a rallying point for Wat Tyler's Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
  • In 1608, according to tradition, Blackheath was the place where golf was introduced to England – the Royal Blackheath Golf Club was one of the first golf associations established.
  • Blackheath’s name is recorded in 1166 as Blachehedfeld which means the "dark coloured heathland".

 

Look out for

‘On Blackheath’ – which is a steadily growing music festival on the Heath

 

Shopping

Shopping in Blackheath Village features a range of high street and local shops. The nearby Lewisham Shopping Centre has over 65 high street shops and fast food restaurants.

 

Eat

The Ivy Cafe – Part of the historic Ivy collection of restaurants, the cafe serves sophisticated all-day dining

Everest Inn – An Indian and Nepalese restaurant and takeaway

Buenos Aires – A local cafe serving Argentinian steaks

Aqua Bar & Grill – A Mediterranean restaurant serving a fusion of Greek, Italian and French cuisine

 

Drink

The Hare and Billet – A rustic British pub serving seasonal guest ale, beer, and lagers

Zero Degrees – A small chain microbrewery and restaurant

The Crown – A pub hosting live music, comedy nights, and quiz nights

The Princess of Wales – Serving food and drink in its cozy pub room or airy glass conservatory

The Kings Arms – Newly renovated pub which has been nominated in the Best British Pub Guide

 

Properties

There are many different properties for an offer in Blackheath, from new build to ‘William and Mary’ era, and everything in between. One of the country's largest new build developments is underway in Kidbrooke. Some sought after areas include The Cator Estate, Kidbrooke Village, The Paragon, and Blackheath Village.

 

Trains

Blackheath to Charing Cross in 22 minutes

Blackheath to Victoria in 27 minutes

Blackheath to Cannon Street in 22 minutes

Lewisham DLR to Bank DLR in 27 minutes

 

Other Transport

Blackheath has great road links to central London as well as the South Coast. There is also the option to get a boat service, the Thames Clipper, from nearby Greenwich.

 

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