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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.

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.

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!

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

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

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

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.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

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

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.

The Pier Fish & Chips

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

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"Laid out in 1433, Greenwich Park is the oldest park in London."

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

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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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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.

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Child-friendly activities near Blackheath

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

The Art-venture Club (6-11yrs)

The Conservatoire,
All aboard for a fun packed exploration of the world of art with Art-venture Club. Designed to give your child the change to explore a range of materials and media from model making, printmaking, puppetry, painting and drawing, the planned activities will stimulate your child's creativity, increase their visual awareness, and above all inspire enthusiasm and enjoyment. Website

Tuesday Music School - Wind Orchestra (6-11yrs)

The Conservatoire,
What's the point of taking lessons on an instrument if you only ever get to play on your own? Come and join our growing string school and wind orchestra-we'll have a great time making music together and we'll even perform in concert twice a year. Membership of this group is included free as part of the Tuesday String School or is half price if you're having your violin, viola, cello or double bass lessons at the Conservatoire. Website

Junior Theatre Workshop (7-10yrs)

The Conservatoire,
We work as an ensemble - using theatre games to build rapport and skills with special emphasis on movement, mime, confidence building and, of course, creativity! But most of all we have fun! Website

Tuesday Music School - String Orchestra (6-11yrs)

The Conservatoire,
What's the point of taking lessons on an instrument if you only ever get to play on your own? Come and join our growing string school orchestra-we'll have a great time making music together and we'll even perform in concert twice a year. Membership of this group is included free as part of the Tuesday String School or is half price if you're having your violin, viola, cello or double bass lessons at the Conservatoire. Website

Junior Portfolio Workshop (8-12yrs)

The Conservatoire,
Come to the artist's studio of the Conservatoire and build your own portfolio of work. Taking inspiration from historical and contemporary art, students will discover and develop their skills in a variety of media including painting, printing, sculpture and photography. With the guidance of an experienced art tutor students will create a body of work that expresses their own unique artistic identity and talent. Website

Saturday Samba (7-11yrs)

The Conservatoire,
The Brazilian Samba band is famous throughout the world for being the upbeat music of the Carnival. It's also one of the most lively and fun musical experiences you can have as a player - come and join our new percussion group on Saturday mornings and find out for yourself! 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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