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
Where do Greenwich locals go?
The Greenwich Vintage Market
Some great unusual finds here and it's open every day of the week!
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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.
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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.
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A busy market with delicious food stalls and unusual gifts. Something for everyone!
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The Cutty Sark
A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!
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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.
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Al Pancino at The Spread Eagle
Amazing food and service. The best Italian food in Greenwich.
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National Maritime Museum
Lots of quirky installations, a great little café and an ice cream parlour here too!
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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.
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Head here for the best breakfast in Greenwich! A great local family-run business...
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Tai Won Mein
The craziest Chinese serving the BIGGEST plates of food one has ever seen!
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Susan Clark Interiors
A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.
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Why do you find Greenwich a great place to live?
"Green open space, artisan shops and only 20 minutes to central London!"
"Greenwich is beautiful! "
"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."
"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!"
"Modern and heritage. Amazing history and places to eat. Especially around Blackheath village. Great area of development and investment."
"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."
What do you like about Greenwich?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Greenwich
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
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
NCT Greenwich Bumps & BabiesThe 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 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.
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
Pregnancy yogaMycenae 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
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Isle Of Dogs
- New Cross
- North Greenwich
- Canary Wharf
- Hither Green
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