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Greenwich and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Greenwich and surrounding areas

"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

"Hop on a train from New Cross Gate Station direct to Shoreditch and stations close to the City and Canary Wharf."

Divyesh Bhanderi

What is your favourite place?

Where do Greenwich and surrounding areas locals go?

Hardys

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

Greenwich Market

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

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

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.

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.

Cutty Sark

Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Cutty Sark. You can get up close to the clipper and visit the museum of her history.

The Cutty Sark

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

Tai Won Mein

The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!

National Maritime Museum

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

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.

Zerodegrees

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.

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.

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.

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"In the church of St Nicholas, Deptford lies the unmarked grave of playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was stabbed to death in a tavern at the age of 29."

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Breastfeeding Support

Quaggy 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.

NCT Greenwich Bumps & Babies

The Plumtree Cafe
Come along and meet some local mums at our weekly Thursday Meet-Up. Its a great way to make new friends and knowledge share a host is normally available to greet you on arrival so please feel free to join us. Website

Mala Cherga Theatre Contemporary dance Classes for 3-8 year olds

St 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

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

Lewisham Arthouse

Lewisham 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

Breastfeeding Support

Waldron Health 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. Website

Skip Hop Create! 4-5 years

Greenwich 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
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