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Greenwich's stunning counterpart – upmarket boutiques and cafes aplenty

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

Divyesh Bhanderi

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

Chris Venter

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

Divyesh Bhanderi

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Where do Blackheath locals go?


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

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 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

One of the most secluded spots with amazing views over London. Not a tourist in sight and the perfect place for a picnic too.

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!

Greenwich Park

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

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

Heap's Sausages

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


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


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

The Greenwich Vintage Market

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

Susan Clark Interiors

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

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

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

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Why do you find Blackheath a great place to live?


"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 "

January 2015

Local resident

"The numerous outstanding private and state primary schools."

November 2014


"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."

November 2014


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"Each year the London Marathon starts from three different locations in Blackheath. The marathon was first introduced in 1981 with 6,747 runners, whilst now there are over 37,000."

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Child-friendly activities near Blackheath

Theory Plus! Beginners to Grade 1 (6-8yrs)

The Conservatoire
The Theory Plus! classes teach music theory, aural, composition and general musicianship skills, including the skills and understanding needed to gain grades in music theory. The classes are taught with humour and practical experience which really achieves results! This first class is for absolute beginners and teaches the absolute basics of music reading to support our youngest learners in their instrumental and vocal studies. Website

Tuesday Music School - cello group tuition (6-9yrs)

The Conservatoire,
Come and learn the cello in the most fun way possible! Our experienced tutors will guide you through the journey of learning your instrument and together with the rest of your group will join up with the other classes to create an orchestra! 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

Rucksack Music

St. Margarets Church Crypt
Come and enjoy a relaxed, guided musical session For children (0 - 4 years old), and their parents/carers; With small percussion instruments to experience and enjoy. 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

Story Telling with Floods of Ink (4-6yrs)

The Conservatoire
Come and learn the art of storytelling with Floods of Ink. We'll explore how we tell stories, creating our own beginnings, middles and ends. This course will be documented in pictures so parents can see what adventures their children have been on. Website

Junior Choir (6-8yrs)

The Conservatoire,
Our lively Junior Choir has a great time developing singing and musicianship skills and making new friends. We sing in unison and in harmony, accompanied and a cappella. New members are always welcome! Website
  1. 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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