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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.

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.

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

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.

Papa Charlie

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.

The Pier Fish & Chips

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

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.

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!

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market

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

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

Hardys

Hardys

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

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

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

"The Greenwich foot tunnel links the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich peninsula by the Cutty Sark and although it officially forms part of the National Cycle Network, cyclists are not allowed to ride through the tunnel."

Having a picnic, chatting with friends or just reading a book in the sun..Greenwich Park is bliss on a sunny day!

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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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Sit back and take in the sites from south east London's modern penthouses....

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What locals say about Greenwich

  1. Green open space, artisan shops and only 20 minutes to central London!

  2. Greenwich is beautiful!

  3. Welcome to the London's village! If you love the city but it gets too crowded for you sometimes, this is your kind of place. Greenwich offers a mixture of wide open spaces and lower density living areas, but is still situated close enough to the likes of Canary Wharf and London Bridge to truly feel like a part of London.

  4. Fast access to the city, lots of amenities, family friendly, with a suburban feel, thanks to the green-space. Plus you always know what time it is!

  5. Modern and heritage. Amazing history and places to eat. Especially around Blackheath village. Great area of development and investment.

  6. Greenwich Park is excellent, especially with the Royal Observatory and Maritime Museum, however the lesser known green spaces, including The Heath and Manor House Gardens are also great escapes from the hustle and bustle of the city and are less touristy.

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Child-friendly activities near Greenwich

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

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

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

Post natal recovery yoga for Mums & babies

Mycenae House Community Centre
Post natal recovery yoga for Mums and babies is a lot of fun - very informal & a great way to revitalise body, mind & spirit after labour & birth & to help with the major demands of being a mother. Babies love the songs and movements practiced with them, which help with their respiration, circulation and digestion. 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

Baby Massage

Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
Our 5 week Baby Massage courses are baby-led, friendly and relaxed, and a great opportunity to meet like-minded parents and have fun with your baby. It is a calming and bonding experience for you and your baby. Website

About Greenwich

Greenwich is a district of south London, England, located in the London Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich is best known for its maritime history and as giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a Royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many in the House of Tudor, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The palace fell into disrepair during the English Civil War and was rebuilt as the Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors by Sir Christopher Wren and his assistant Nicholas Hawksmoor. Greenwich is bordered by Deptford Creek and Deptford to the west; the former industrial centre of the Greenwich Peninsula, and the residential area of Westcombe Park to the east; the river Thames to the north; and the A2 and Blackheath common to the south.

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