Greenwich Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Greenwich

Beautiful and popular riverside area which revels in its maritime past; the region is full of naval sites and attractions including the Cutty Sark, Royal Naval College and the Maritime Museum.


Greenwich is a London Borough on the south bank of the Thames between Lewisham to the west, Bexley to the east and Bromley to the south. It has a strong industrial and maritime past and historic association with the military. The main industries in the area are tourism, working for the NHS and the Council. A large number of people commute into London's financial centres for work. Greenwich has a smaller ethnic minority population than most other London boroughs, although the proportion is increasing, especially among younger residents

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Must see attractions in Greenwich

Greenwich Market

Greenwich High Road SE10
Greenwich Park

Greenwich SE10 8QY
Royal Observatory - Greenwich

Greenwich Park, Greenwich SE10 9NF
National Maritime Museum

Greenwich SE10 9NF

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Greenwich

Greenwich
Yet another region of South East London that has been engulfed by the expanding boundaries of London, Greenwich is on the south side of the London Borough of Greenwich. One of the main visitor attr...
Eltham
Plenty of green space and the Art Deco Eltham Palace are the two main features of Eltham, a region within the borough of Greenwich. Despite being originally built in Medieval times and becoming a favo...
Deptford
Opportunistic estate agents and journalists are branding Deptford as the new trendy place to watch, much to the amusement of locals. While Goldsmiths College in nearby New Cross has brought with it an...
Blackheath
Blackheath is significantly more affluent and middle class than neighbouring Lewisham and Deptford, particularly since great effort was put into improving the area’s reputation in the centuries sinc...
Thamesmead
Thamesmead was developed in the late 1960s to house people who previously lived in overcrowded inner city estates. There is 7km of canal that runs through Thamesmead and lots of green open spaces whic...
Thamesmead West
This section of the Thamesmead Housing Estate falls under the borough of Greenwich, and is one of the more recent additions as construction began here in the 1990s, whereas the estate was initially bu...
Lee
As with most of London’s suburbs, Lee’s development took off in the 19th century, once the train station was built. This south London district is located between Lewisham and Eltham, and is charac...
Charlton
Home to Charlton Athletic FC, this leafy suburb in the borough of Greenwich is characterised by its “village”, buildings of historical interest and traditional-looking pubs, as well as plenty of g...
Plumstead
Much of Plumstead’s development happened in the late 19th century when houses were built for the workers at the Royal Arsenal, these Victorian terraced properties are interspersed with council estat...
Woolwich
Right at the very end of the Docklands Light Railway sits Woolwich, an area best known for the Royal Arsenal, which dates back to the 15th century and was responsible for manufacturing arms for the Br...

Neighbouring Boroughs

Tower Hamlets
In terms of diversity, you’d be pushed to find a London borough with more opposing moods than Tower Hamlets. Home to the famous curry houses of Brick Lane, the hip art gallery and the East London Mo...
Newham
Newham has had its fair share of challenges throughout the 20th century. Due to its proximity to the Docklands, the areawas subject to bomb damage during World War II raids, destroying housing stock; ...
Bromley
Bromley is the largest London Borough by area and as such has many contrasting sides in landscape and people. The growth of the railway system in the nineteeth century turned the northern half of the ...
Barking and Dagenham
The borough of Barking & Dagenham has benefited from significant inward investment over recent years which has improved the standard of the local environment and quality of housing. Housing is still u...
Lewisham
One of the youngest and most ethnically diverse communities in the country, Lewisham ranks as one of London's more affordable boroughs benefitting from the open spaces of Blackheath as well as the rec...
Bexley
The borough of Bexley lies on the south-east edge of Greater London in the Thames Gateway, which is still a national priority for urban regeneration. Originally a sparcely populated area with an estim...

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