Inspiration Wednesday – Greenwich

GreenwichThis week’s #InspirationWednesday is Greenwich, a borough of South-East London. Jam packed with history, buildings of heritage and beautiful scenery, Greenwich is a buzzing but peaceful place to live, whilst being within close proximity to the centre of London!


The main town of Greenwich is full of attractions, most notably the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum (which houses the coat of Nelson and the bullet hole which killed him!), the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Park, from the top of which you can take in unrivalled views of the Thames, Canary Wharf, the O2 and even the City!


The wider borough is home to the O2, one of London’s biggest music venues, the Emirates Skyline, which offers amazing views over the Thames, The Crystal, a sustainable exhibition venue, and, Mudchute Farm, a welcome break from the usual fast city pace.


Greenwich is a historically and culturally rich area in which to live, with an abundance of green spaces. With a variety of areas in the borough, which range in price, you can find an area to suit you.

5 facts about Greenwich

  • The world’s first weather forecast was issued from the Greenwich Royal Observatory in 1848.
  • The town of Greenwich was home to the 15th century Palace of Placentia, which was the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It is now the Royal Naval College.
  • The London Marathon starts in the borough of Greenwich and goes through Greenwich Park (it heads downhill, thank goodness!).
  • Despite its 183 acres of parkland and more open spaces than any other London borough, Maritime Greenwich is actually in zone 2!
  • Greenwich is a regular to Hollywood and has been the location for scenes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Thor’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and ‘Skyfall’ – to name but a few!
  • Property in Greenwich

    This two bedroom terrace home in Eltham sits in a beautiful spot of serenity within the borough. With a decent sized outdoor space, a conservatory and large rooms with original features, this home is perfect for a first-time buyer or first family home. With parking and easy access out to the countryside, this is a fabulous home in a fabulous location.


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    This three bedroom home in Shooters Hill has a cosy feel. From its quirky exterior to its original features inside, this feels like a family home, and once you add in the addition of a large garden, the price tag on this home is a bargain for the area!


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    This four bedroom town house in Blackheath, just at the top of Greenwich Park, is stunning! We’re not sure which bit we love more, the kitchen layout, how light the living room is or the hidden wilderness of a garden!


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