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Hardys

Hardys

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

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

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

The Greenwich Vintage Market

The Greenwich Vintage Market

Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!

Peyton and Byrne

Peyton and Byrne

Delicious cakes, good quality coffee and freshly baked bread to take away - all in welcoming surroundings with trendy décor.

The Gipsy Moth

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.

Brockley Market

Brockley Market

Award-winning, bustling market selling seasonal produce and delicious street food.

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.

Paul Rhodes Bakery

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.

Heap's Sausages

Heap's Sausages

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

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

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

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

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

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

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

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

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

Jam Circus

Jam Circus

A quirky pub that serves good food. It's also child friendly during the day.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Greenwich, Deptford, New Cross, Isle Of Dogs, Blackheath, Lewisham, North Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Nunhead and Hither Green

"The Painted Hall in Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor and took 19 years to complete, by which time it was considered a little too grand."

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

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New Cross is as arty and cultural as Shoreditch and Soho, but with a strong South London identity...

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There are some lovely properties in Canada Water that have the most picturesque outlook, having been built around the water.

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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

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

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.

Mother and Baby Pilates

Greenwich 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

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

Monkey Music

St 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

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

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