What's your favourite thing in Woolwich?

Tell us what you love most in the area - and why!

Chris Guy

Next up in our weekly series of area guides: Woolwich! We'd love to hear your recommendations, so let us know your favourite things in the area (and what makes them so good!) in the comments below.


Harriet T

For food: Kailesh Momo does incredible dumplings and Blue Nile is good. The Cornerstone cafe and Koffees & Kream are good for breakfast. I've heard the Plumstead Pantry is good. For drinks, the Equitable is a gorgeous space and the Dial Arch is nice too, also The Star in Plumstead. Oxleas Wood and Severndroog Castle are great for a walk and the Thames path is great for a run.

Laura D

The view of London from Severndroog Castle on Shooters Hill

Jay U

Apart from the Dial Arch pub, there's honestly NOTHING about Woolwich worthwhile.

And I know. I live there.

Lizzie P

The Blue Nile Eritrean restaurant- great value and gorgeous food! The dial arch- lovely pub with good food and entertainment!

Gary D

The diverse community, Thames Barrier, Woolwich Free Ferry, Woolwich Market, Second Floor Studios and Arts (amazing), The Royal Arsenal, Military Academy and Artillery Barracks, great architecture, The Woolwich Grand Theatre, GDIF, GLYPT, The Thames at Woolwich, the foot tunnel, Thames Clipper, unique history, unique character...

Chris M

The Woolwich history Pictorial website 

Alexis B

The cafes: Blue Nile, Koffees and Kream, Coffee Lounge, Viet Baguette, Unity Kitchen (Firepower museum), Cornerstone and the Friends cafe.

Hetty R

Second Floor Studios & Arts by the Thames Barrier!! I am a shoe designer based here with over 400 other designer/makers! Dial Arch pub is great, so too is Oxleas Woods and Severndroog Castle with 360 views over the whole of London!

Susana H

Woolwich is full of surprises and stunning historic buildings. Some that need love and attention but luckily not for long as so much is changing. Exciting changes like more room for the arts that will enhance Woolwich and bring it to its full potential.

But my favourite thing is the community that we have in the Royal Arsenal, something quite unique in London. It is 11 years since I moved there. As it was a new development, it was easy to get to know the neighbours, as Thames Clippers started their service from Woolwich, which was a good opportunity to chat and meet new people. Ever since, we have grown into a great community, where many different circles of friends get together regularly. We have been on holiday together, been witness to each other's weddings, look after each other's pets, picnic at the "Woolwich Riviera beach". We wonder if we could move from such a lovely place.

Terry D

Woolwich Arsenal, the interior of Woolwich Town Hall