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Peter Burke

Charlton and Woolwich area guide

Keep busy in SE7 with our guide to the best restaurants, bars, pubs and things to do in Charlton and Woolwich

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Charlton and Woolwich are nestled up next to SE London gems Greenwich and Blackheath. Charlton may not house the head-turning architecture of its mightier siblings, but it's still very attractive. Aside from the family-friendly period streets of the whole hillside, often dubbed ‘Charlton Slopes’, there's also the historic hub of Charlton Village, which was once a bona fide hamlet. There you’ll find historic spots like Blackheath Rugby Club, the world’s oldest, as well as Charlton House, one of the finest surviving Jacobean mansions in Britain, and its luscious grounds and gardens. 

Woolwich also offers some historic points to visit, including it’s Royal Barracks and the old covered Woolwich market, which now is now home to South East London's third iteration of street food and night market experts Street Feast. There are also potential plans by Greenwich Council for a major redevelopment of the area. 

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Things to do in Charlton and Woolwich

Charlton Lido

Charlton Lido

A recently refurbished 50-metre outdoor pool that's fully heated, has two sun terraces and a café

Bars and pubs in Charlton and Woolwich

Dial Arch

Dial Arch

  • price 1 of 4

Situated in the heart of the historic Royal Arsenal Riverside complex,Dial Arch is both a fantastic destination venue and a fortunate local, serving the very...

The Guard House

The Guard House

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The Guard House is a pub that’s not really a pub. Sure, it serves pints and a couple of the rooms feel snug, but the rest of the place is all tables and chairs...

The White Swan

The White Swan

Community pub that serves food and is fighting to stay open in the ever evolving economic climate.

Meantime Tasting Rooms

Meantime Tasting Rooms

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Before every railway arch in this city was filled with shiny brewing equipment, before the pub round the corner from your house had an ale menu, back when...

Restaurants in Charlton and Woolwich

Con Gusto

Con Gusto

  • price 1 of 4

Housed in a grade II listed former guardhouse, this small restaurant serves handmade pastas and modern Italian food

Dial Arch

Dial Arch

  • price 1 of 4

Located in the Royal Arsenal Riverside complex, this lovingly restored pub offers brunch, pizzas and pub classics  

Hotels near Charlton and Woolwich

De Vere Devonport House

De Vere Devonport House

This Georgian-style hotel is next to the National Maritime Museum, and overlooks Greenwich Park and the River Thames. Buses to O2 Arena stop very close...

The Antigallican Hotel

The Antigallican Hotel

The Antigallican Hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the famous O2 Arena. It is a charming Victorian building, which includes a pub, only a minute's walk from...

The perfect weekend in Charlton and Woolwich

Explore: Charlton Lido

Explore: Charlton Lido

If the weather permits, go and explore Charlton Lido, which boasts a 50-metre pool and two sun terraces

Drink: The White Swan

Drink: The White Swan

A neighbourhood boozer with local beers and ciders on tap, a large outside area and pop up food options