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"Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary."

Michael Schult

"Factory and warehouse conversions in the east end of London make characterful homes."

Stuart Harris

"London Docklands are full of striking buildings and structures that dominate the skyline."

Michal Bocian

What is your favourite place?

Where do Woolwich locals go?

Susan Clark Interiors

A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.

ExCel Centre

There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.

Run or Dye

The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

Greenwich Park

Going for a run is never dull with this on your doorstep...

The Cutty Sark

A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!

Up at the O2

A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!


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.

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.


Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!

Buenos Aires Café

The best Argentinian steak restaurant ever, where the walls are covered in iconic photos taken by its owner. Definitely ask for an upstairs table overlooking Blackheath.

National Maritime Museum

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

Island Gardens

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic, dog walking or simply reading a book - but don't let the lovely views distract you!

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Charlton, Royal Docks, Thamesmead, Kidbrooke, North Greenwich, Blackheath, Upton Park, Greenwich, Lee and Barking

What do you love about Woolwich?

Why do you find Woolwich a great place to live?


"I like the strong sense of the past Woolwich has, combined with its vision for a better future. With its new civic facilities, its controversial yet innovative Tesco, its Grade I and II listed buildings and its new build homes, Woolwich is a hidden gem tucked away in a corner of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. And with Crossrail just a few years away, it might not stay hidden for long."

December 2014


"Woolwich is quiet and peaceful."

December 2014


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"The Woolwich is Britain's first established building society and was formed in a pub in Woolwich in the mid-1800s."

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Child-friendly activities near Woolwich

Toy Library-Brookhill Children's Centre

Brookhill Children’s Centre
Greenwich Toy & Leisure Library Association offers services for children with special needs and their families/carers in Greenwich. The Toy Library provides therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and equipment to families with the intention of promoting play and recreation as a means to the development of disabled children and young people. The Toy Library offers a wide range of services home visiting support to parents and carers, holidays and outings and access to a sensory studio. Website

Story Time- Woolwich Library

The Woolwich Centre
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. They're our community centres, information hubs, space to learn or think and make ourselves feel better. Website

Together Senses Art Group

Woolwich Centre Library
Unlock your artistic talents at Together sense art classes at Woolwich Library on Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Website

Japanese Mothers Group

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Website

Rhyme Time-Woolwich Library

Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. Website

Knit and natter

The Woolwich Centre
Come along and learn to knit with a friendly group of knitting lovers. Learn the basics in o Casting on and off o How to follow a pattern. You'll be knitting with confidence in no time. Website

Parent-Toddler Group

Trinity Community Centre
With an outdoor area filled with a slide and ride ons and toys and an art table inside. Suitable for pre-school children. Website
  1. About Woolwich

    Woolwich is a district in south London, located in the London Borough of Greenwich. Woolwich formed part of Kent until 1889 when the County of London was created. It is notable as a river crossing point, having the Woolwich Ferry (and the lesser-known Woolwich foot tunnel) to North Woolwich. Once redevelopment of the former Royal Arsenal site began, Woolwich started to enjoy a small renaissance. Several High Street chains previously absent from Woolwich have opened branches, and longer-established shops have been refurbished.

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