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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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 by.Bright en suite rooms have a flat-screen TV with Sky satellite channels, tea/coffee and desk space. Each room has free Wi-Fi access.Greenwich Train Station and DLR train link are about 600 metres away, for access to Central London in about 20 minutes.The hotel serves dinner each night, and bar snacks are available until about 22:00. There are 14 meetings rooms, and plenty of outside space for fresh air.Set in London's historic Greenwich, De Vere Devonport House is next to the University of Greenwich. Bars and restaurants are within walking distance. London City Airport is 9.6 km away.
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
Situated on the Greenwich Peninsula, this Holiday Inn Express offers modern, air-conditioned accommodation just a 15-minute walk from the O2 Arena and the cable cars at Emirates Greenwich.The bright and airy bedrooms at Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich each have a en suite shower room, a work desk, 32-inch flat-screen TV and WiFi access.A generous breakfast buffet is included and is served in the Great Room restaurant, featuring fresh pastries and cooked options. A varied evening menu is also available, and the bar offers beverages and snacks.The Holiday Inn Express Greenwich is situated outside the Congestion Charge Zone, and on-site parking is available. The National Maritime Museum is just a 20-minute walk away. The ExCel Convention Centre is easily accessible via the Emirates Airline cable cars.
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.