One look at Woolwich Road, and it’s a wonder anyone ever ventures further east than Greenwich Peninsula, but travel in the same direction by train, and you pass through Charlton, where the attractiveness of this strip of south-east London becomes more readily apparent. The whole hillside (marketed as ‘Charlton Slopes’) is filled with family-friendly period streets – not as head-turning as those in nearby Greenwich and Blackheath, perhaps, but a tempting alternative. And a lido. The historic hub is Charlton Village – not an estate agents’ marketing ploy, it was once a bona fide hamlet. Old bits and pieces survive (including Blackheath Rugby Club – the world’s oldest); the star turn, though, is Charlton House, one of the finest surviving Jacobean mansions in Britain.
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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 Charlton Rail Station.Rooms have a TV as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms include private bathrooms, while others have use of shared facilities. There is free Wi-Fi available in the common areas as well as in most of the rooms, and reception is manned 24 hours a day.Guests can make use of self-catering kitchen facilities and a dining area.Greenwich Village, with the famous Greenwich Observatory and National Maritime Museum, is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. There are regular trains to London Bridge and Charing Cross from the nearby Charlton Rail Station.