London Borough of Greenwich

Greenwich is bordered by Blackheath, Deptford, Charlton, and Lewisham. The area has seen a surge of redevelopment, with riverside homes being built such as Enderby Wharf, River Gardens, and Greenwich Millennium Village. Home to some of London’s best museums, parks, and markets, there’s enough to keep all ages entertained.

 

Did you know?
  • The GATEway Project has started a driverless taxi service trial around Greenwich. You may also spot driverless takeaway robots along the streets.
  • The Cutty Sark is 148 years old, it was built to last just 30 years and is now in its 3rd century.
  • Henry VIII was born in Greenwich on 28 June 1491 at the Palace of Placentia that once stood on the site of the Old Royal Naval College.
  • The Royal Observatory was founded in the 1670s by King Charles II.

 

Museums

Cutty Sark – Explore a British clipper ship and experience life as a Victorian sailor

The National Maritime Museum – Learn about maritime history through iconic exhibitions and art

Fan Museum – A museum showcasing beautiful fans from around the world

Queens House – Discover the history of Royal Greenwich

Painted Hall – The UK’s largest painted ceiling

 

Entertainment

O2 – Live music and entertainment arena

Emirates Air Line – See London from a different perspective on a cable car across the River Thames

Up The Creek – A comedy club for up and coming comedians, as well as open mic nights

Greenwich Theatre – Showing year-round performances of drama, musical theatre, family shows, and pantomime

Greenwich Picturehouse – An independent cinema showing a range mainstream and independent films

 

Nature

The Point – A great place to watch the sunset over the London skyline

River Thames – Visit the banks of the iconic River Thames

Greenwich Park – A 183 acre park looking over the River Thames

Royal Observatory – Explore space in London’s Planetarium

 

Shopping

Greenwich Peninsula Retail Park has 13 high street stores under one roof and is open 7 days a week. For more high street and independent stores visit Greenwich Village which has stores including Oliver Bonas, Joy, Sophia & Matt, Shoe Embassy, Fly Jack, Meet Bernard, Water stones, Junk Shop (vintage antiques). The historic Greenwich Market sells a vast array of products from 120 stalls.

 

Eat

Sefa Turkish Food – Turkish restaurant charcoal grill meze & bar

The Vanbrugh – A quaint and welcoming pub with fabulous food

Pelton Arms – The Pelton pub is legendary for its live bands and is a B&B too!

River Ale House – A cosy Micro-pub

The Sail Loft – Serves fresh food and drinks with a side order of stunning views

Bill’s – Relaxed British chain restaurant

Cafe Rouge – Family friendly French chain restaurant

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi – Fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill

Goddards Pie & Mash – Open since 1890 for a traditional pie, mash, and liquor, plus jellied or stewed eels

The Hill – Predominantly Mediterranean restaurant with airy rooms

 

Drink

The Cutty Sark – A riverside pub with amazing views, delicious food and a selection of drinks

Gypsy Moth –  A British pub with individuality, character and quirky charm

Oliver’s Jazz Bar – Bar and live Jazz venue

The Greenwich Tavern – Country House style pub over three floors

Richard I – A pub featuring lots of outdoor space and serving award winning ales and British food

Prince of Greenwich – Quirky pub with mismatched interior design

Greenwich Union – The Meantime Brewing Company’s first pub to open, and it has become a firm favourite with Londoners and visitors alike

The Plume and Feathers – Oldest pub in Greenwich

 

Properties

Properties in Greenwich are mostly a range of Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian period properties and converted flats, along with modern riverside developments. Sought after areas in East Greenwich include the Halstow School Catchment area, Millennium Village, River Gardens, Enderby Wharf, Precision Park Vista, and Maze Hill. In West Greenwich sought after areas include Ashburnham Triangle Conservation Area, Gloucester Circus, Royal Hill, Crooms Hill, and Hyde Vale.

 

Trains

Greenwich Mainline to London Cannon Street in 14 minutes

Greenwich Mainline to London Bridge in 8 minutes

Deptford Bridge, Greenwich & Cutty Sark DLR to Bank DLR in 24 minutes

North Greenwich tube to London Bridge in 8 minutes

Maze Hill Thameslink to London Bridge & Blackfriars in 20 minutes

Maze Hill Thameslink to London Cannon Street in 17 minutes

 

Other Transport

Greenwich Clipper Riverboat

Emirates Cable Car

Foot tunnel to Island Gardens

Many bus links to surrounding areas

 

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