Relaxed riverside living offering splendid parkland, cosy pubs and independent cafés
"Sit back and take in the sites from south east London's modern penthouses...."Divyesh Bhanderi
"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
Where do East Greenwich locals go?
Susan Clark Interiors
A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.
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The Cutty Sark
A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!
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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!
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National Maritime Museum
Lots of quirky installations, a great little café and an ice cream parlour here too!
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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.
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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.
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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.
Submitted by Giles
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
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A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!
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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.
Submitted by Paul
Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...
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Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle
Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.
Submitted by Nicholas
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.
Submitted by Maria
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Did you know?
"The Greenwich foot tunnel links the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich peninsula by the Cutty Sark and although it officially forms part of the National Cycle Network, cyclists are not allowed to ride through the tunnel."
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Child-friendly activities near East Greenwich
Penelope Fitstar Bootcamp for MumsEast 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
Pregnancy yogaMycenae House Community Centre
The course offers suitable and relevant yoga practices to promote a sense of well being during this important time and are an ideal way of practicing an energising, effective, subtle yoga practice, reaping benefits for both mother and unborn child. It is sometimes possible to attend sessions on a drop in basis. Cost £12.50 Website
Theatrebugs Greenwich - Under 5's classesMycenae 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
Post natal recovery yoga for Mums & babiesMycenae 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
Antenatal PilatesThe 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
Latino BambinoThe Forum
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Fridays 10.40-11.30 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Wednesday 10.00-10.40 6 consecutive weeks block is £57 (£9.50 per class). 12 consecutive weeks block is £96 (£8 per class) Trial session is £10. Website
David Stinson Theatre SchoolInvicta 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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Isle Of Dogs
- North Greenwich
- Canary Wharf
- New Cross
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