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Greenwich and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Greenwich and surrounding areas

"Having a picnic, chatting with friends or just reading a book in the sun..Greenwich Park is bliss on a sunny day!"

Chris Venter

"A place so integral and central to modern science, you can learn so much at Royal Greenwich Observatory."

Divyesh Bhanderi

"New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity..."

Chris Venter

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

One of the last remaining historic parts of Canary Wharf, the tunnels were built under the Thames to connect Greenwich and London Docklands.

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.

Cutty Sark

Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Cutty Sark. You can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history.

National Maritime Museum

Lots of quirky installations, a great little café and an ice cream parlour here too!

Tai Won Mein

The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!

The Gipsy Moth

An after work pint after a tough day in The Wharf? The Gypsy Moth pub is a favourite mooring. With riverside vistas and historical importance, Greenwich is best enjoyed with a pint of Meantime.

The Point

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

The Greenwich Vintage Market

Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The observatory is a great place for all ages to visit. There are usually a number of exhibitions for all ages giving a history of time and space and the architecture is wonderful. During the evening you can see the green laser across the sky that shows the meridian line.


The food and wide range of beers brewed in house make this place so popular! They do scrumptious, fresh stonebaked pizzas and the views of Blackheath are great. A nice place for a drink and food.

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

Greenwich Market

A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!

Heap's Sausages

Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...

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"The Cutty Sark gets her name from the short skirt or 'cutty sark' worn by the young witch in Robert Burns's 'Tam O'Shanter'."

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Breastfeeding Support

Quaggy Children's Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby.

NCT Greenwich Bumps & Babies

The Plumtree Cafe
Come along and meet some local mums at our weekly Thursday Meet-Up. Its a great way to make new friends and knowledge share a host is normally available to greet you on arrival so please feel free to join us. Website

Antenatal Pilates

The Little Pilates Studio
Pregnancy is a special time in which your body has changing needs which are not accounted for in a general pilates class. This is why we run special antenatal Pilates classes for pregnant women in the second and third trimesters. Jennifer was the first instructor in the area to offer these classes and they have proved to be extremely successful, with women now returning for their 2nd pregnancies. These classes have fewer people then a general class and allow for closer attention to be paid to each client. Website

Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler Group

Rachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre
We are a playgroup for children from German families. We now exist for over 4 years. We play, sing, read - of course all in German. Parents can meet with other German-speaking families in the area over tea or coffee. Registration is not required and participation is free. Timings : Monday 15:00 - 16:30. Usually also open during half term. Website

Mala Cherga Theatre Contemporary dance Classes for 3-8 year olds

St Mark's Church Centre
Mala CHERGA Theatre (Little Carriage Theatre) is a dance, movement and physical theatre company that incorporates different art forms and collaborates with artists from different disciplines to create work which inspires, evokes, stirs and creates sense of wonder. The company is concerned with combining different art forms and practices to communicate ideas and experiences on many different levels whilst challenging our imagination, accepted norms and/or existing forms of theatre. Website

Monkey Music

St Alfege Church
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. Website

Little Art Venture Club

The Conservatoire
Your child will learn new skills on a week-to-week basis and develop a new understanding of the world around them and will learn to problem solve, observe from nature, improve their mark making and gain more confidence in the vocabulary they use to describe what they see and feel. Website
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