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Shooters Hill Golf Club

Shooters Hill Golf Club

Such a well presented golf course with great views, you would never believe you were in London.

Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle tea rooms do super food and jolly posh teas in the considerately renovated folly albeit with sometimes random opening hours, check the website! Oxleas Wood Cafe is always open and always makes for a pleasant break with plenty of space for the kids to play and dogs to be run.

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

Run or Dye

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.

ExCel Centre

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.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

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!

The Depot

The Depot

Finally we have a pub and it serves great food, any time of the day. The crowd is nice and the activities range from typical pub games to wine tastings, love it!

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

Dynamix Health Club

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.

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Gail's

Gail's

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

Zerodegrees

Zerodegrees

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.

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Thamesmead, , Plumstead, , , Woolwich, Thames, , and

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

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

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Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects...

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Barking has a lot to offer - shops, schools and river walks...and with a massive regeneration programme already under way, its future is very bright...

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Messy Morning

Claude Ramsey Library
This is a chance to: have fun through messy play, be able to explore different textures and materials, and enable parents to meet other parents/carers with children the same age. This is a drop in session so no booking is required. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit messy. Website

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