Greenwich is around seven miles from central London. Known for its maritime heritage, Greenwich is a town steeped in history. Home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the time measured on the Earth's 0 degree longitude line which passes through this famous landmark.
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Dating back to Roman times, Greenwich Park offers impressive city skyline views of London. With wildlife galore, the rose garden is a delightful feature of this vast green space. Adding colour and life, this historic Royal Park is a beautiful location to visit. Other facilities include, six tennis courts, the Pavilion Cafe and a children’s playground. In the middle of the park, you can find the Prime Meridian; the line of longitude which divides the eastern and western hemispheres.
In north Greenwich, the famous O2 Arena is a multi-purpose venue best known for hosting music concerts and comedy shows. Providing an outlet shopping centre, an assortment of much loved restaurants and bars as well as a cinema, this versatile space is full of entertaining activities. For the thrill seekers of the world, partake in their ‘Climb’ experience, as you stand on the roof of the O2, viewing London from new heights.
Greenwich is also home to a number of schools, providing education for children from nursery to secondary school age including:
Meridian Primary School
St. Mary Magdalene C of E All Through School
St Ursula’s Convent School
Some of the independent schools in the area include The Greenwich Steiner School, The Pointer School and Blackheath High School GDST.
Greenwich Rail Station offers a regular overground train service into central London which takes only 10 minutes to London Bridge and 16 minutes to London Cannon Street. With the Jubilee line via North Greenwich Underground and DLR nearby, Greenwich is well connected to the rest of London.
Bus routes to and from Greenwich are regular and include numbers 188 (to Russell Square), 177 (to Peckham) 386 (to Woolwich) 286 and (to Sidcup).
Living in Greenwich
Whether you are looking to rent or buy, Greenwich is an excellent choice for its vibrant neighbourhood that has beautiful parks, superb amenities, and great access to central London. Surrounded by new builds and period properties, there is a home for everyone.
Contact your local experts at Dexters Estate Agents who will be more than happy to help you find the perfect property.