Abbey Wood is a suburban area mainly in the London Borough of Greenwich and partly in the Borough of Bexley.
Abbey Wood has some lovely Victorian terraces and the area attracts many first time buyers and young families.
Abbey Wood has some great open spaces to enjoy such as Bostall Heath' and Lesnes Abbey Wood'.
Leafy Charlton in the London Borough of Greenwich is a delightful area with a lovely village feel.
The beautiful Charlton House' is a Jacobean mansion that was built between 1607 and 1612. Although not open to the public Charlton House can be hired for functions and is licensed to hold weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
The annual Horn Fair' festival is held in Charlton House and its grounds. The fair was stopped in 1874 due to drunken' behaviour but was revived again in 1973.
St Luke's Church' in Charlton is the burial place of the assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
The lovely Maryon Wilson Park' in Charlton is in a valley setting and has an animal park with geese, ducks, goats, chickens, pigs and deer and is a place we have visited to take a break when surveying properties in the area.
Charlton has a good choice of pubs and restaurants and for shopping a large retail park.
The Valley' ground in Charlton is the home of Charlton Athletics Football Club.
Eltham near Kent is in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Eltham is the home of the Grade ll listed Eltham Palace', once a medieval royal palace and the childhood home of Henry Vll. Of the original palace today only the Medieval Great Hall' remains. In the 1930's millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built an amazing art deco mansion and incorporated the Great Hall'. Today it is a very sought after venue for parties and weddings.
Eltham has many Victorian houses and some beautiful large properties around Eltham Palace and is a place where we have carried out many residential and commercial building surveys.
The main shopping area is Eltham High Street which has a good selection of shops.
Eltham is known for its green' areas and Oxleas Woods' in Eltham cover 77 hectares. The woods which are at least 8,000 years old have oak, silver birch and hornbeam trees and are a great place to go to enjoy a stroll.
Greenwich is a wealthy area in the borough and has some beautiful Georgian properties.
Greenwich is full of maritime history and is the home of the Grade l listed Old Royal Naval College' which sits on the River Thames. Described by some as an architectural masterpiece' this former college was originally built as a hospital for seamen and is a unique venue for various events such as weddings and balls.
The National Maritime Museum' in Greenwich shows the history of man's association with the sea and contains models, paintings, displays and trophies from all over the world. The museum also has a professional ship simulator. This is a great place to visit and entrance is free.
The Cutty Shark' ship, the world's last tea clipper was built in 1869 in Dumbarton and is today based here in Greenwich. The ship was badly damaged by fire in 2007 and is at present being restored and should open to the public in 2012.
Built in 1675 by Christopher Wren the Royal Observatory' Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, the reference line for Greenwich Mean Time. It is the official starting point of each new day and year and is a very important historic site.
The state-of-the-art London Planetarium' is part of the Royal Observatory and is a great place to visit if you are interested in astronomy.
Greenwich Park', home of the Royal Observatory and the London Planetarium is the oldest Royal' park and covers 183 acres. The park has a bandstand, children's play area, teahouse, tennis courts, putting green, rugby and cricket pitches and a children's boating pool.
Greenwich Theatre' was once a Victorian Music Hall and offers a wide and varied programme.
Greenwich has some lovely quirky shops and great street markets and also a good choice of bars and restaurants and is a place we love to visit to carry out residential and commercial building surveys.
Greenwich Peninsula is home to the O2 entertainment venue which was once the Millennium Dome.
Greenwich Peninsula is an area being heavily invested in and will eventually be a real' community with new homes, schools, shops, parkland and a business district.
Kidbrooke meaning the brook where the kites were seen' is a mainly suburban area in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Kidbrooke has a selection of 1930's housing, some lovely detached homes and large council estates.
The nearest main shopping area to Kidbrooke is Blackheath Village
Plumstead in the London Borough of Greenwich is quieter than nearby Woolwich and Greenwich.
Plumstead has some lovely green' areas including Plumstead Common and Winns Common. The two commons are divided only by roads.
Shooters Hill is a residential area in Greenwich Borough and was once a notorious spot for highway robberies.
At 434 feet high Shooters Hill is the highest point in South London and commands amazing views of the city.
A Victorian Gothic water tower stands at the top of Shooters Hill
The Bull' public house opened in 1749 in Shooters Hill and was a popular refreshment stop for the Royal Mail coaches.
Thamesmead is mainly a large housing estate built in the 60's on former marshland to house people from overcrowded estates.
Thamesmead is situated between Woolwich and Erith.
Woolwich in the London Borough of Greenwich is divided by the Thames where ferries and foot tunnels connect the two sides.
The award winning Thames Barrier Park on the north side was opened in 2000 and is set in 22 acres of beautiful lawns with flower gardens, fountains and family areas. The park offers a great view of the Thames Flood Barrier', an amazing piece of engineering.
Woolwich was once home to the Royal Arsenal', the makers of military equipment, weapons and ammunition. Royal Arsenal stopped production in 1967 and the 76 acre site it was based on was regenerated with shops and housing.
Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum is on this site and tells the story of the Gunners. The museum has an amazing collection of artillery, weapons, uniforms and medals and is a very interesting place to visit.
The Greenwich Heritage Centre' here in Woolwich is a great place to go to find out more about the history of the borough of Greenwich.
Woolwich is known for its markets which date back to the 1600's and sell anything and everything at bargain prices.
Woolwich is becoming a more desirable place to live due to its great waterside location and is a place where we have carried out residential and commercial building surveys.
The UK's first McDonald's restaurant opened in Woolwich in 1974.