Blackheath

Blackheath still retains its traditional “village” feel with local shops and individual restaurants. This area is bordered by the magnificent Heath, steeped in history and now used for many leisure activities including the London Marathon, regular kite flying competitions as well as seasonal fairs, a circus and an annual music festival. Greenwich Park containing the Royal Observatory, Deer Park and the Ranger’s House is nearby. There is direct access to central London via BR from Blackheath Station. New, vibrant and exciting, Kidbrooke Village offers a variety of high quality flats surrounded by open green spaces. An ideal location for young professionals. Charlton has a clear and separate identity, rising from “the valley” towards Shooters Hill. Home to Charlton Football Club and with many of the major retailers established along the Woolwich Road you are never far away from a spot of retail therapy or sporting activity. Shooters Hill forms part of the direct route from London to Dover via the A2 with easy access to Woolwich and beyond. Properties in this area are mainly traditional family homes with on and off-road parking and individual gardens for relaxation. Lee is the “crossroads” where the A2 Dover Road and A20 route to Folkestone divide. Bordered by the South Circular, it provides easy access to all destinations whilst Lee, Hither Green and Grove Park BR Stations provide direct access to London and beyond. Lee High Road contains many individual shops whilst the shopping centre at Lee Green includes a large Sainsbury’s supermarket.

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About The Area

With its traditional shops, trendy eating places and excellent schools, Blackheath Village has everything for young and old alike. Regency Terraces nestle easily alongside modern architecture whilst the gated estates of Blackheath Park and the Cator Estate provide security and a sense of “community” to local residents. Lee Park and Morden Park include many large Victorian and Edwardian villas set in tree lined avenues providing a sense of “country” whilst retaining all the convenience of suburban living.

Train Stations

Local Schools

Blackheath Area Guide

Transport

Trains

The area is served by Blackheath railway station with services to London Charing Cross, London Victoria, Slade Green via Bexleyheath, Dartford via Bexleyheath and to Gillingham via Woolwich Arsenal. Overland trains from Blackheath station takes 12 minutes to get to London Bridge and 20 minutes into Charing Cross. Other nearby stations include Greenwich, Kidbrooke and Westcombe Park.

There are Underground services from North Greenwich tube station which is on the Jubilee Line. This is just one stop from Canary Wharf and tubes to Bond Street takes 17 minutes. DLR services operate from Greenwich.

Buses

Blackheath is served by several Transport for London bus services linking the area with Greenwich, Lewisham, Charlton, Woolwich, Catford, Eltham, Sydenham, Beckenham, Stratford and Westminster.

Boat

From Greenwich Pier there is the Clipper River Taxi service; offering a tranquil commute to the office.

Airports

  • City Airport approx. 3.2 miles
  • Biggin Hill Airport approx. 9.4 miles
  • Heathrow Airport approx. 19.9 miles
  • Gatwick Airport approx. 23.9 miles

These distances have been calculated using www.freemaptools.com and are as the crow flies from our Blackheath Village Office.

Schools

With a high percentage of families, as you would expect Blackheath offers some great local schools, including a Steiner School. Please note that catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply.

Primary Schools close to the Blackheath village centre

  • All Saints C of E Primary School
  • John Ball School 

Secondary Schools

  • Thomas Tallis School
  • St Ursula's, a girls Catholic School

Independent Schools

  • The Pointer School
  • Heath House
  • Blackheath High

Property

Blackheath attracts a variety of house hunters including young professionals, retirees and families alike. The sizeable estate of Blackheath Park is situated east of Blackheath. Built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it contains many fine examples of substantial Georgian and Victorian houses, some of which have been latterly converted into flats. The Cator Estate, a conservation area, was built on part of the estate formerly owned by Sir John Morden and also contains innovative 1960s ‘Span’ houses and flats by the renowned Span Developments. Three of its main roads are Blackheath Park, Morden Road and Pond Road which are private and closed to traffic during peak times.

Also significant is the Grade II listed Royal Herbert Pavilions, an old hospital with links to Florence Nightingale. Another popular area is East Greenwich where Victorian terraces mix with other character properties. Blackheath in particular is a good place to look for generously proportioned conversion flats and properties on the border of SE3 and just in to Lewisham (SE13). These can be great value for money.

Going Out

​Montpellier Vale (where you can find our office) and Old Dover Street offer a great mix of top end high street chains with local independents, including a toy shop and one of London’s oldest bookshops.  

  • The Weekend Arts & Crafts Market only a few minutes stroll away in Greenwich has a great selection of art, crafts, clothing and antiques for sale.  
  • Blackheath village plays host to a number of chain and independent restaurants including Giraffe, Cau, Cote and Buenos Aires café. Chapter’s restaurant is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the area which has a Michelin Bib Gourmand and two AA rosettes.  
  • The 02 Arena is just ten minutes away in North Greenwich and has concerts throughout the year.  
  • There’s a great selection of cosy Victorian pubs offering cask ales as well as some award winning gastro pubs. Of note is the Hare & Billet which overlooks the beautiful duck pond on the Heath and the Princess of Wales which offers excellent food and is always buzzing. 
  • There is a long history of kite flying on the heath. Growing popularity of the sport in recent years has attracted many kite flyers and kitebuggying has also appeared on the heath.  
  • Greenwich Royal Park borders Blackheath to the north and is one of the oldest Royal Parks. There are nearly 600 years of trees and planting, the meridian, several observatories and stunning views  
  • Blackheath Lawn Tennis Club which boasts 11 tennis courts  
  • Blackheath also plays host to a large number of sports clubs including Blackheath Rugby Club, Blackheath Sports Club, Blackheath Squash Club and Blackheath Football Club to name but a few. 

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