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Accommodation for the Games


A borough whose name is synonymous with time and pioneering scientific work, Greenwich offers down to earth day to day living as well as the lofty institutions that have made the area famous. Parts of the borough offer up unparalleled views over Canary Wharf and Docklands... if you wish to find serenity under a leafy tree - Greenwich Park will do nicely, stand astride the prime meridian, take in the history of the Naval Museum or simply drink a cool pint, right on the waterfront in the grounds of a world heritage site and from a 170 year old pub, then this is the spot for you.

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The centre of Charlton is known as "The Village" which heads down Charlton Church Lane, on a hillside overlooking the River Thames. With some attractive tree-lines streets, architectural diversity, access to decent transport links and a host of parks the locality is popular with families, young professionals, and various ethnic groups. Notable attractions include the magnificent Charlton House set within beautiful grounds and Eltham Palace, dating from 1305 with its Art Deco interiors. The Art Deco theme is continued at Charlton Lido, a popular swimming pool in the summer.

Nearest underground stations

North Greenwich, Woolwich Arsenal, Greenwich Cutty Sark, Charlton, Blackheath, Westcombe Park

Olympic Venues close to Charlton & Eltham

ExCel, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena 1, North Greenwich Arena 2, The Royal Artillery Barracks


Accommodation for the Games


Greenwich is a name known all over the world and no trip to London would be complete without adventuring to this historic village, taking in the magnificent scenery and seeking out the real reasons why. Perhaps the best way to explore this location is to arrive as the sailors have done for hundreds of years - by boat. The many attractions are centred on the River Thames and the panoramic Greenwich Park which will be hosting the equestrian events for the 2012 Olympics. The Royal Observatory’s Astronomy and Time Galleries, the Queens House and the National Maritime Museum, all offer free admission and an excellent opportunity to educate, entertain and catch a glimpse at the influential history of the area. The community also offers many attractive Georgian and Victorian properties, a bustling market and host of other shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities, making it an extremely desirable area to consider home.

Two very different locations to add to your exploration list for Greenwich should include the O2 and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel... Once considered a white elephant, the former Millennium Dome now is home to the O2 Arena, an impressive entertainment complex which has been applauded by both critics and the public as a dazzling and unique venue. The more purposeful Greenwich Foot Tunnel was designed to ensure an access way for the dock workers in the early 1900’s, now undergoing a renovation project due for completion early 2011, offers a cool walk deep under the River Thames and a small park on the other side offering an attractive view back across the river.

Nearest underground stations

Greenwich, Cutty Sark

Olympic Venues close to Greenwich

ExCel, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena 1, North Greenwich Arena 2, The Royal Artillery Barracks


Accommodation for the Games


The town of Woolwich is ideally situated within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is well stocked with bars, restaurants and shops. Worth a look is the popular Grade 1 listed gastro bar called The Dial Arch - nestled within the Royal Arsenal development just a stones throw from the town centre. The Royal Arsenal is steeped in centuries of Naval Maritime and Military history as an Armoury site which made Guns, Canons and Weapons for centuries. There are a number of coffee houses, restaurants and museums on this site alone. The site sits along the River Thames and hosts Grade I and II listed buildings which are now mainly residential.

Woolwich is extremely well served with public transport with the Woolwich Arsenal overground train service direct to Central London (approx. 20 Minutes) the high frequency Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which serves Stratford - The main Olympic Venue in about 20 minutes, the O2 Dome (15 Minutes) Bluewater shopping Centre and the new Westfield shopping centre are also within easy reach. Also several bus routes will take you anywhere you’d like to go... as an excellent alternative to these, there’s also the very popular Thames Clipper Boat service which transports you in luxury and comfort up the river into Canary Wharf (25 Minutes) and Central London (45 Minutes) too.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a huge tourist attraction in its’ own right drawing crowds all year round to see Greenwich park, the quaint town and all it has to offer with its’ 7 museums and its’ Naval history. It will be hosting the Equestrian events – Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Paralympic Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon and gymnastics. Woolwich will be hosting the shooting event and the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be hosting several of other Olympic events such as Basket Ball and Gymnastics and Woolwich will be hosting the Equestrian events – Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, Paralympic Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon.

Nearest underground stations


Olympic Venues close to Woolwich

ExCel, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena 1, North Greenwich Arena 2, The Royal Artillery Barracks




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