Blackheath

Blackheath has an old school charm and an immense amount of history. House hunters fall in love with this beautiful and ideally located village and more often than not, become lifelong residents. Blackheath’s focal point is the magnificent heath, there is a plethora of village shops including a florist, bakers, butcher, delicatessen and a greengrocer. There are also a number of excellent restaurants and pubs in the locality.

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About The Area

Blackheath and Greenwich appear as an almost continuous stretch of green space between Lewisham and the River Thames and in some ways they are quite similar to each other but each has its own unique characteristics. Buyers tend to look in both areas. Greenwich is a trendy and popular location while Blackheath has a village, family-oriented atmosphere. Greenwich’s riverfront has undergone massive regeneration since the 1990s and redevelopment is still very much ongoing.

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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