Greenwich and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Greenwich and surrounding areas
"Sit back and take in the sites from south east London's modern penthouses...."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
"A place so integral and central to modern science, you can learn so much at Royal Greenwich Observatory."Divyesh Bhanderi
Where do Greenwich and surrounding areas locals go?
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
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.
Submitted by Lucy
National Maritime Museum
Lots of quirky installations, a great little café and an ice cream parlour here too!
Submitted by Vicci
Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...
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Peyton and Byrne
Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.
Submitted by Marta
A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!
Submitted by Vicci
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
Submitted by Martha
This pub in New Cross has a great beer garden and serves a great Sunday roast.
Submitted by Alex
Tai Won Mein
The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!
Submitted by Tom
Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by Gurdip
The Greenwich Vintage Market
Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!
Submitted by Vicci
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Did you know?
"The Cutty Sark gets her name from the short skirt or 'cutty sark' worn by the young witch in Robert Burns's 'Tam O'Shanter'."
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Child-friendly activities near Greenwich and surrounding areas
Skip Hop Create! 4-5 yearsGreenwich Dance
Greenwich Dance offers creative dance classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children on Friday afternoons at The Borough Hall. Each Skip Hop Create class is specially tailored to the age group with an emphasis on play and creativity, providing an inspiring and social environment for young children to grow. Website
Monkey MusicSt Alfege Church
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. Website
Breastfeeding SupportQuaggy Children's Centre
Come along to the breastfeeding cafe for a friendly welcome and refreshments as well as support and information to help you breastfeed your baby.
Lewisham ArthouseLewisham Arthouse
Taught by Alison Day and exerienced tutor and art practitioner This ten week course in fine art practices introduces young people to 2D drawing and painting skills. Sessions include use of pencil/charcoal, chalks, watercolour, collage, looking at well-known art movements and artists, particularly focusing on contemporary exhibitions. Participants must provide own basic sketch book/pape and practitioner. Participants must provide paper/sketchbook and basic drawing equipment. Website
Mala Cherga Theatre Contemporary dance Classes for 3-8 year oldsSt Mark's Church Centre
Mala CHERGA Theatre (Little Carriage Theatre) is a dance, movement and physical theatre company that incorporates different art forms and collaborates with artists from different disciplines to create work which inspires, evokes, stirs and creates sense of wonder. The company is concerned with combining different art forms and practices to communicate ideas and experiences on many different levels whilst challenging our imagination, accepted norms and/or existing forms of theatre. Website
Kleine Piraten German Baby & Toddler GroupRachel McMillan Nursery School & Children's Centre
We are a playgroup for children from German families. We now exist for over 4 years. We play, sing, read - of course all in German. Parents can meet with other German-speaking families in the area over tea or coffee. Registration is not required and participation is free. Timings : Monday 15:00 - 16:30. Usually also open during half term. Website
Mother and Baby PilatesGreenwich Pilates Studio
Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Specialists in Pre & Postnatal Pilates. Mother and Baby Classes held three days a week. Pilates classes in Greenwich for all levels. Website
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- New Cross
- Isle Of Dogs
- North Greenwich
- Canary Wharf
- Hither Green
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