A locals' guide to Thamesmead
"Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary."Michael Schult
"Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects..."Joshua Mugume
"Barking has a lot to offer - shops, schools and river walks...and with a massive regeneration programme already under way, its future is very bright..."Joshua Mugume
Where do Thamesmead locals go?
Run or Dye
The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.
Submitted by Kayleigh
There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.
Submitted by Simon
Sunborn Yacht Hotel
A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!
Submitted by Simon
Dynamix Health Club
The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.
Submitted by Gerald
Susan Clark Interiors
A lovely independent interiors shop, selling fab pieces of furniture, fabrics, small gifts and unique cards.
Submitted by Katie
A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.
Submitted by Jennifer
Chinese takeaway if you're in between the Forest Gate and Upton Park Area. All fresh ingredients, amazing portions and cooked with loads of colour and flavour!
Submitted by Siobhan
A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.
Submitted by Charlotte
Up at the O2
A really good day out scaling the roof of the O2. Once at the top you can see across East London and you are directly in the flight path for City Airport, with the chance to take some good pictures of the landscape!
Submitted by Hollie
London Fish Bazaar
This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.
Submitted by Charlotte
The Cutty Sark
A really cosy pub, animal friendly, dining with a view and the best Sunday lunches in Greenwich!
Submitted by Vicci
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.
Submitted by Gurdip
Fantastic olive bread and a great place to pick up a sneaky afternoon snack!
Submitted by Sophie
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Did you know?
"The first ever McDonald's UK restaurant was opened in Woolwich in 1975."
Child-friendly activities near Thamesmead
Story TimeClaude Ramsey Library
Children's stories read aloud - free to attend. Website
Messy MorningClaude Ramsey Library
This is a chance to: have fun through messy play, be able to explore different textures and materials, and enable parents to meet other parents/carers with children the same age. This is a drop in session so no booking is required. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit messy. Website
Story Time- Woolwich LibraryThe Woolwich Centre
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Libraries are places for everyone to use and enjoy. They're our community centres, information hubs, space to learn or think and make ourselves feel better. Website
Glyndon Under-5s Play CentreGlyndon Under-5s Play Centre
The centre has an outside grassy area with climbing frame/slide and a large selection of sit and ride toys, and sand and water tables. There is a large indoor play room complete with ball pool, slide and play house area. A large range of toys, bricks, puzzles, books and dressing-up clothes are available, and regular sensory play and craft activities including painting, gluing and play dough are organised. Website
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