Greenwich

Greenwich

Greenwich has its own unique atmosphere and is home to young couples, professionals and families. Its prominence has grown since the arrival of the O2 Arena and the growing popularity of Greenwich Market and Peninsula.

History

Greenwich is probably most famous for its time keeping, and its place as the world’s meridian. The observatory which keeps Greenwich Mean Time was built in 1675 by Charles II and houses timekeeping instruments from the 14th century.

Going out and about

With incredible shows like Michael McIntyre and One Direction, well known restaurants like Byron and Nandos, bowling, Cineworld and Sky studios, there’s plenty to do!.

If you’re looking for something a bit different then you can browse the fascinating array of stalls, boutique shops and cafés at Greenwich Market. Or you can eat at some local favourites such as Inside or Craft London – a stunning New British restaurant, café, cocktail bar and shop. As you’re right on the Thames you can expect beautiful walks, views and parks including the Royal Greenwich Park which includes tennis courts and a deer reserve.

What’s going on

Greenwich is a place of high culture and has a rich maritime history. You can enjoy the nearby famous National Maritime Museum and the infamous Cutty Sark ship. Greenwich has its own arts council, so there’s a multitude of art galleries including NOW Gallery in Greenwich Peninsula and the M1 Fine Art Gallery which sits in a striking Grade II listed Victorian building.

As well as performance venues like Greenwich Theatre, there are lots of fun educational places to visit, like the Royal Observatory where you can sit on top of the two hemispheres and learn about astronomy and Greenwich Mean Time.

Transport

Greenwich and Cutty Sark are both on the DLR line which connect to Canary Wharf quickly with no changes. You can also stay on the line for bustling Stratford International. It doesn’t take long to get to London City Airport, Bank or Liverpool Street.

North Greenwich station is on the Jubilee line just one stop from Canary Wharf. It also means a quick journey time to London Bridge and Waterloo.

Property

Greenwich is full of leafy streets and beautiful Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats. One bedroom properties start from £250,000. The average flat price being just under £500,000, rising to an average of around £630,000 for houses.

If you want to rent, studio flats start at around £850 a month with two bedroom flats averaging at around £1,550 depending on location.

In Greenwich Peninsula there is a number of apartment complexes and penthouses developments which still have properties for sale.

Schools

In 2015 The Sunday Times named Greenwich primary schools some of the best in the country, including St Peter's RC Primary and Halstow Primary School.

Other highly sought after schools include Blackheath High School and Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College.

Council tax

Greenwich is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the council tax rates are as follows:

Band ABand BBand CBand DBand EBand FBand GBand H
£850.61 £992.37 £1,134.14 £1,275.91 £1,559.45 £1,842.98 £2,126.52 £2,551.82

Developments

Greenwich Millennium Village was the first of the Government’s Millennium Communities. It will create thousands of homes and innovative commercial space. It’s part of the Thames Gateway regeneration project which the area continues to benefit from.