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Greenwich's stunning counterpart – upmarket boutiques and cafes aplenty

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

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

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.

Buenos Aires Café

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.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

Gail's

Gail's

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

Fennies Nurseries

Fennies Nurseries

A leading children's day nursery for little explorers (3mths) to inventors (5yrs). Launch your child's learning journey today!

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

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

Royal Observatory Greenwich

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 Point

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 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!

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

Archibald's

Archibald's

An independent coffeeshop with a gorgeous sun trap of a garden that serves an amazing full brunch menu.

Luciano's

Luciano's

Such great service from this independent restaurant. The pizzas and the seafood are highly recommended!

The Greenwich Vintage Market

The Greenwich Vintage Market

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

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

Why not explore the nearby areas of Kidbrooke, Hither Green, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lee, Charlton, Deptford, Catford and New Cross

"During the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, the Kentish rebels met with royal government representatives on Blackheath and continued into London, killing government officials, attacking gaols and setting fire to buildings in the City. Eventually the rebels were forced out of London, but continued to cause trouble in other parts of the South West."

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

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

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Sit back and take in the sites from south east London's modern penthouses....

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What locals say about Blackheath

  1. In the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a great village with easy rail access to London via rail. Great shops, cafes plus a lively market across the heath in Greenwich. Live music & family activities at Blackheath Halls. It's great whatever age or stage you are at in life! A little green oasis in the midst of S/E

  2. The numerous outstanding private and state primary schools.

  3. For breakfast, I often go to The Green Cafe in Greenwich which is friendly and popular with the locals. For something a little more upmarket it's got to be Chapters in Blackheath. There are also some incredible gastro-pubs in the area. My favourites are The Vanbrugh and the recently refurbished The Pilot.

About Blackheath

A southeast London suburb with a distinctive village atmosphere, Blackheath is best known for the large open public grassland that gave the area its name. Located 6.4 miles (10.3 km) from Charing Cross, it has very good transport links. You’ll also find an excellent array of local amenities. Plus, there’s no shortage of green space, thanks to the heath, Greenwich Park, Sutcliffe, and Cator Park. Blackheath is known for nature, arts, and culture and beautiful period conversions rather than its nightlife. Given the suburban atmosphere and lifestyle, the area is popular with professional couples and families.

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