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Exceptional connections to London's terminal stations

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

Michael Schult

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

Ryan Ninnis

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

Divyesh Bhanderi

What is your favourite place?

Where do Eltham locals go?

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

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

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

Greenwich Park

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

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

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

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

Heap's Sausages

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

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

The Cutty Sark

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

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

What do you love about Eltham?

Why do you find Eltham a great place to live?


"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..."

February 2015


"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."

December 2014


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"The manor house at Eltham was converted into Eltham Palace in the 14th century, as the Plantagenet kings chose Eltham as their resting place when travelling to France."

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Child-friendly activities near Eltham

Christchurch Mother and Babies Group

Christchurch Church Hall
Very welcoming and friendly group. Babies and toddlers of all ages and mummies and carers of all ages, shape and size Website

Russian Group 4 Kids

Eltham United Reform Church
Pre-school music group for children: Games and movements; Numbers, colours, letters; Dance, Russian rhymes. Website

Toy Library

Vista Field Children’s Centre
Toy library is a place where children or their parents can borrow toys to take home. Children need a great variety of toys not only to play with but also to develop skills. Their tastes though are not always predictable and toys can be expensive. Website
  1. 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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