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Greenwich

Relaxed riverside living, splendid parkland, cosy pubs and independent cafés

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

Divyesh Bhanderi

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Greenwich locals go?

The Pier Fish & Chips

Traditional fish and chips in Greenwich!

The Greenwich Vintage Market

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

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.

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.

Greenwich Market

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

The Cutty Sark

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

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.

Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle

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

National Maritime Museum

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

Peyton and Byrne

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

Heap's Sausages

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

Tai Won Mein

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

Hardys

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

Greenwich Park

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

Susan Clark Interiors

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

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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

What do you love about Greenwich?

Why do you find Greenwich a great place to live?

Lucy

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

November 2017

Rick

"Greenwich is beautiful! "

February 2015

Till

"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."

February 2015

Gregory

"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!"

January 2015

Stephanie

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

December 2014

Bruno

"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."

November 2014

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"The shop at the corner of King William Walk and Romney Road (currently Nauticalia) claims to be the first shop in the world owing to it being located a matter of yards away from the Greenwich Meridian line."

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Child-friendly activities near Greenwich

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Pregnancy yoga

Mycenae House Community Centre
The course offers suitable and relevant yoga practices to promote a sense of well being during this important time and are an ideal way of practicing an energising, effective, subtle yoga practice, reaping benefits for both mother and unborn child. It is sometimes possible to attend sessions on a drop in basis. Cost £12.50 Website
  1. 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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