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Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!

Island Gardens

Island Gardens

Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic, dog walking or simply reading a book - but don't let the lovely views distract you!

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!

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.

Paul Rhodes Bakery

Paul Rhodes Bakery

Delicious baked goods, friendly staff, yummy hot drinks and you can the watch the world go by at the Royal Navel College opposite.

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

One of the last remaining historic parts of Canary Wharf, the tunnels were built under the Thames to connect Greenwich and London Docklands.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Not only the venue for the Greenwich office Xmas jumper photo, you can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history. Also

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!

The Gipsy Moth

The Gipsy Moth

An after work pint after a tough day in The Wharf? The Gypsy Moth pub is a favourite mooring. With riverside vistas and historical importance, Greenwich is best enjoyed with a pint of Meantime.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

Hardys

Hardys

Hardys sweet shop in the centre of Greenwich is just like Willy Wonka's!!

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

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 Greenwich, Isle Of Dogs, North Greenwich, Blackheath, Deptford, Charlton, Canary Wharf, Poplar, New Cross and Kidbrooke

"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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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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Theatrebugs Greenwich - Under 5's classes

Mycenae House,
Our under 5's Clubs, for 18 months to turning 5 years, are crammed with story, music, song, bubble time, puppets, imaginary journeys, and fingerplay. Website

Family yoga

Mycenae House Community Centre,
Family yoga is natural progression from post natal recovery yoga. They include sequences with rhymes and songs, along with movements, which can be shared with mum or adult carer. Stimulating digestion, respiration, circulation, dexterity as well as their listening skills, the classes are also great for developing social interaction. Website

Antenatal Pilates

The Little Pilates Studio
Pregnancy is a special time in which your body has changing needs which are not accounted for in a general pilates class. This is why we run special antenatal Pilates classes for pregnant women in the second and third trimesters. Jennifer was the first instructor in the area to offer these classes and they have proved to be extremely successful, with women now returning for their 2nd pregnancies. These classes have fewer people then a general class and allow for closer attention to be paid to each client. Website

Post natal recovery yoga for Mums & babies

Mycenae House Community Centre
Post natal recovery yoga for Mums and babies is a lot of fun - very informal & a great way to revitalise body, mind & spirit after labour & birth & to help with the major demands of being a mother. Babies love the songs and movements practiced with them, which help with their respiration, circulation and digestion. Website

Penelope Fitstar Bootcamp for Mums

East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Friendly, fun outdoor bootcamp classes to get you bikini fit. We don't shout or intimidate but encourage you to push yourself. Lots of fatburning and toning of all the areas women want to tone (abs, thighs, upper arms, backs, waist). Please bring water and a towel to put on the ground for ab work. We're there all weathers, its fine in the rain with a waterproof jacket. Plenty of chat and gossip to take your mind off the hard work.... Website

Ole Kids

Mycenae House Community Centre,
The Olé Kids curriculum was developed through years of observing children and what they like doing at different stages cognitively, emotionally and physically. They picked out the best elements of children's classes and coupled it with our knowledge, research, tons of love and respect for children and our endless passion for creating a Spanish speaking community. Website

David Stinson Theatre School

Invicta Primary School
The first David Stinson Theatre School was launched in Hackney, East London. We now have other schools throughout London with more opening in the new year. We will also be launching schools throughout the whole of the United Kingdom. Each school offers training in dance, drama, singing and musical theatre, making all of our students 'triple threat' performers which is extremely important in todays extremely competitive business.

About East Greenwich

So named by Danish settlers, Greenwich means the 'green place on the bay'. The settlement later became known as East Greenwich to distinguish it from West Greenwich or Deptford Strond, the part of Deptford adjacent to the Thames, but the use of East Greenwich to mean the whole of the town of Greenwich died out in the 19th century. However, Greenwich was divided into the registration subdistricts of Greenwich East and Greenwich West from the beginning of civil registration in 1837, the boundary running down what is now Greenwich Church Street and Crooms Hill, although more modern references to "East" and "West" Greenwich probably refer to the areas east and west of the Royal Naval College and National Maritime Museum corresponding with the West Greenwich council ward.

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