Greenwich and Charlton

Greenwich has a varied landscape with the lush, green areas that dominate in the Greenwich Park area to the more urban and industrial area along the peninsula.

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About The Area

The riverfront has undergone massive regeneration since the 1990s and redevelopment is still very much a work in progress.

Train Stations

Local Schools

Transport

Train

Greenwich has excellent train connections. Train times from Greenwich station to London Bridge and Cannon Street are around 15 minutes. The station at Maze Hill is similarly well connected. 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 take 17 minutes. DLR services operate from Greenwich.

Bus

Buses serving the area provide routes to Russell Square, Canada Water as well as a night bus from Tottenham Court Road.

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 Greenwich offers some great local schools, including a Steiner School. Please note that catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply.

Primary Schools

  • Halstow Primary
  • Millenium Primary
  • St Alfege with St Peter’s Primary
  • All Saints C of E Primary School
  • John Ball School

 

Secondary Schools

  • Thomas Tallis School
  • St Ursula’s, a girls only Catholic School

 

Independent Schools

  • The Pointer School
  • Heath House
  • Blackheath High

Property

Greenwich offers a variety of period properties including grand Georgian terraced properties, through to smaller Victorian cottages in the popular East Greenwich. Larger Victorian villas and terraced properties are peppered throughout the Ashburnham Triangle conservation area.

For those preferring newer properties there is a wide variety of modern apartment blocks  as well as trendy loft and warehouse conversions along the Greenwich peninsula. New developments are being regularly marketed throughout the area. 

Going Out

The Peninisula Restaurant located in the Intercontinental hotel is an excellent fine dining option locally and offers stunning views over Canary Wharf and the Penninsula. Zaibatsu is a not-to-be missed Japanese restaurant offering the area’s best sushi and is extrememly popular with locals. The Pavilion Cafe in Greenwich Park serves café-style favourites in a unique surroundings. Peyton and Byrne offers a wide variety of delicious cakes and good quality coffee.

The Gipsy Moth by the Cutty Sark has good outdoor seating with views of the Cutty Sark and is a firm favourite, offering good food and atmosphere. The Old Brewery which is located in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College is a cafe/bar during the day and trendy restaurant by night. The Greenwich Union brews its own beers, and serves them in a more traditional pub.

 

Recreational Facilities

  • As well as being a major concert venue, The O2 arena offers the opportunity to scale the outside structure to a viewing platform. There are also over 30 different places to eat and drink at the O2 alone together with large cinema and exhibition complex.
  • Greenwich is famous for its antique and artisanal market which are not to be missed and open 7 days a week.
  • Greenwich theatre is a 400 seat local theatre with new productions on every two weeks. People come from far and wide to see the Christmas Pantomime which appeals to both young and old alike.
  • The National Maritime Museum is said to be the largest museum of its kind in the world, and has lots of exhibitions and activities for all ages. The Royal Observatory sits astride the Prime Meridian and houses the Capital’s only planetarium.
  • The Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is possibly the most popular day out amount visitors to the area. Since a recent refurbishment, the ship can now be viewed from underneath as well.
  • Greenwich Park is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and covers 183 acres. It is a World Heritage Site and also home to much wildlife including red deer. The park itself offers various leisure activities including tennis and cricket and is popular with local runners. Throughout the year the park also plays host to a large number of varied events to entertain locals and visitors to the area. 

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