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Shooters Hill Golf Club

Shooters Hill Golf Club

Such a well presented golf course with great views, you would never believe you were in London.

Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Oxleas Wood Cafe and Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle tea rooms do super food and jolly posh teas in the considerately renovated folly albeit with sometimes random opening hours, check the website! Oxleas Wood Cafe is always open and always makes for a pleasant break with plenty of space for the kids to play and dogs to be run.

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

Run or Dye

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.

ExCel Centre

ExCel Centre

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.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

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!

Dynamix Health Club

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.

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line

Breathtaking views over east London.

Susan Clark Interiors

Susan Clark Interiors

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

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

The Depot

The Depot

Finally we have a pub and it serves great food, any time of the day. The crowd is nice and the activities range from typical pub games to wine tastings, love it!

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

Panda's Kitchen

Panda's Kitchen

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!

The Black Lion Pub

The Black Lion Pub

Best Saturday lunch offer!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Woolwich, Thames, Eastbury, Royal Docks, Barking, Charlton, Becontree, Longbridge, Kidbrooke and Loxford

"Beckton Gas Works was used as the location for a Japanese Internment Camp in Steven Spielberg's drama Empire of the Sun."

Woolwich is affordable, it has great transport links, fantastic people and the new General Gordon Place is extraordinary.

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Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects...

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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...

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Woolwich Centre Library
Woolwich Library is situated in the heart of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This modern facility is conveniently located close to the town centre, making it an accessible library for all to use. Website

Together Senses Art Group

Woolwich Centre Library
Unlock your artistic talents at Together sense art classes at Woolwich Library on Wednesday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Website

Knit and natter

The Woolwich Centre
Come along and learn to knit with a friendly group of knitting lovers. Learn the basics in o Casting on and off o How to follow a pattern. You'll be knitting with confidence in no time. Website

Trapeze Tots

Hangar Arts Trust
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a safe group environment. 6 Week Term: 16:00 - 17:00 Tuesdays 2nd June to 7th July Fee £60 (2 child sibling discount £108) Website

Charlton Lido

Hornfair Park
The newly refurbished Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club is now open- South London's premier fitness destination. Website

Full Circle Education


Full Circle Education offers our students a wide variety of meaningful tiered accrediation opportunities that enable them to realise personal success and to experience qualification progression whilst in our care. Website

Multi-Sport Holiday Club-Dorothy Barley Academy

Dorothy Barley Academy
Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. Your children will keep busy and active with a huge variety of activities and sports for them to enjoy during the school holiday. The fun environment on our holiday courses means they mix with loads of children of their own age, get active and most importantly have fun. The scheme is not avaliable on Good Friday and the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday 6th April. Website

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