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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.

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.

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.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

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 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!

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

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

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

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

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.

Papa Charlie

Papa Charlie

Mediterranean food in the heart of Greenwich along bustling Greenwich Church Street. A wide and varied menu of dishes and cuisines and a great place for all the family.

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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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  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.

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Child-friendly activities near Blackheath

Monkey Music-Friends Meeting House, Lawn Terrace

Friends Meeting House,
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. By the time our little monkeys 'graduate', they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.... have a look! Website

Monkey Music-Friends Meeting House, Independents Rd

Friends Meeting House,
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. By the time our little monkeys 'graduate', they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.... have a look! Website

Perform Drama

St Michael & All Angels Church Hall,
The only drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-7 year olds to focus on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform is not a stage school but will help give your child amazing social skills and the best fun of their week. Website

Early Years Drama (3-6yrs)

The Conservatoire
Come along and join us on adventures of the imagination, inventing new stories and exploring old ones.This class is based on interactive storytelling and ensemble theatre techniques which will encourage and nurture creative play Website

Art and Drama courses for children

The Conservatoire
Come along and join us on adventures of the imagination, inventing new stories and exploring old ones.This class is based on interactive storytelling and ensemble theatre techniques which will encourage and nurture creative play. Website

Early Years Music: Little Maestros (4&5yrs)

The Conservatoire
With their motor skills now developed children continue to experiment with new instruments and other sound-makers while musical concepts are consciously assimilated. Music is now introduced in such a way as to support Phase One of the Letter and Sounds national teaching program while enhancing and promoting all other areas of learning as described in the early years foundation stage. Website

Greenleaves - some experience (5-7yrs)

The Conservatoire
Learn to play the recorder in a small group. Our fabulous tutor Lisete will help you discover the amazing sounds of this beautiful instrument. Website

About Blackheath

Blackheath is a suburban area of southeast London. It is named from the large open public grassland which separates it from Greenwich to the north and Lewisham to the west. The area is predominantly in the London Borough of Lewisham with sections to the north and east in the London Borough of Greenwich. The name is recorded in 1166 as Blachehedfeld and means the 'dark coloured heathland'. The name was later applied to the village that developed in the 19th century and was extended to the areas known as Blackheath Park and Blackheath Vale. The main centre of Blackheath - 'the village' - lies to the south side of the heath in the vicinity of Blackheath railway station, and is home to numerous shops, restaurants and pubs. All Saints' parish church stands on the heath itself, apart from the other buildings of the village. Approximately one mile to the north-east, Blackheath Standard is another shopping area. Blackheath is served by Blackheath railway station and there are services to central London (Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Victoria).

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