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Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle tea rooms do super food and jolly posh teas in the considerately renovated folly albeit with sometimes random opening hours, check the website! Oxleas Wood Cafe is always open and always makes for a pleasant break with plenty of space for the kids to play and dogs to be run.



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



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



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



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.

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.

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

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

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 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.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

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

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

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

Cinnamon Culture

Cinnamon Culture

The best Indian food in the most beautiful surroundings and with great friendly service too.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kidbrooke, Lee, Charlton, Blackheath, Hither Green, Woolwich, Downham, Lewisham, Chislehurst and Sundridge Park

"Golf was first introduced in England in 1608 at Royal Blackheath Golf Club."

Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary.

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I love this stunning converted coach house set within breathtaking Sundridge Park Golf Course.

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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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  1. Tree lined streets, close to woods and open space, pretty houses, 20 minutes to London Bridge, perfect young family area ... what more do you need...

  2. I grew up in Greenwich and have lived in the borough all my life. Eltham is a nice area, with plenty of green spaces to enjoy. There's lots of history and Oxleas Woods is a delight.

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Child-friendly activities near Eltham

Full Circle Education

Full Circle Education offers our students a wide variety of meaningful tiered accrediation opportunities that enable them to realise personal success and to experience qualification progression whilst in our care. Website

Charlton Lido

Hornfair Park
The newly refurbished Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club is now open- South London's premier fitness destination. Website

All The Arts Theatre School Bromley/Chislehurst/Mottingham

The Centre Methodist Church
ATA offers classes for tots to teens ( beginners to advanced) in drama, singing & dance with branches in Bexley, New Eltham & Mottingham taught by Ex-Brookside actress Lucy Morgans. Website

Monkey Music

Blackheath High School,
Monkey Music runs music classes for pre-school babies and children in the local area.Four separate curricula cater specifically for each age group. Rebecca Maskell has been running classes in Blackheath and Greenwich for 17 years and works with a dedicated, fully trained team of teachers. 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

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: Tiny Tots (0-18mths)

The Conservatoire
At this young age we focus on the interaction between child and carer. Musical concepts are introduced through play while exploring different sound sources - especially our singing voices. Website

About Eltham

Eltham is a district of south London, located in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is situated 8.6 miles (13.8 km) east south-east of Charing Cross. The centre of Eltham is situated on a plateau, high enough to offer unrestricted views across South London. Eltham Hill offers the steepest descent from the plateau to sea-level, starting at Eltham High Street. The land to the north of Eltham rises to form the southern slope of Shooter's Hill, one of the highest points in London. There is a large variety of open green space in Eltham, in the form of parkland, fields and woodland.

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