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in Greenwich

A south-east London slice with rich maritime legacy, striking greenery, and world time measurement standards.
Last update on 16 Sep 2023

Key details

  1. Expectations Iconic and world-renowned gem in south-east London with rich maritime legacy.
  2. Typical lifestyle Lively and vibrant, a mix of busy city life with relaxed riverside and park atmosphere.
  3. Not on the cards Unwelcoming ambience, disaffection, dull lifestyle, few opportunities for business and living.
  4. Market settings Rapidly growing property scene, but prices are in line with London averages. One of the top areas for new build developments in London.
  5. Feel of the area Iconic, friendly, maritime, and much respected.


Cultural, world-renowned, iconic, maritime, sought-after, evolving, thriving, lively, attractive, rapidly growing property, new build developments, new homes, community spirit.
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Local area map

Popular Commute Times

Canary Wharf 22m by train, 14m by car
Tower of London 37m by train, 27m by car
London City Airport 29m by train, 18m by car
Heathrow Airport 64m by train, 80m by car

Well Known Subways

North Greenwich
Canary Wharf


North with Poplar
East with Woolwich
South with Lewisham
West with Rotherhithe

Around The Block

Greenwich is a green south-east slice of London sitting just on the south bank of the River Thames, facing Canary Wharf. This World Heritage Site boasts architectural masterpieces and historic places at every step.

No wonder Greenwich attracts so much attention from local and international homebuyers and renters as well as top-tier real estate developers.

Read on and discover the world-renowned sites in Greenwich, a quick glance behind its Marine History, transport links, and real estate market settings.

Greenwich Gems

The Prime Meridian Line

Perhaps the first thing that comes up when thinking about Greenwich is GMT, Greenwich Mean Time. The area is home to the Prime Meridian Line of the earth and is the centre of world time and the basis for the global system of time zones.

The prime Meridian Line

You can visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich and see or even stand on the famous line. The Prime Meridian at Greenwich divides the eastern and western hemispheres of the earth, just as the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres. It means you can even stand in two hemispheres at the same time.

Greenwich Maritime Legacy

Greenwich is one of London Dockland’s boroughs and is steeped in maritime history. The magnificent National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is the best choice for exploring epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped the world as we know it. The museum is free, but be sure to book online in advance to secure entry.

Natinal Maritime Museum Greenwich

The Cutty Sark is another part of the Museums Greenwich and is also a popular hotspot. It is the last remaining clipper ship in the world and is available for the public to explore. Built in late 1869 and used to deliver tea from Asia to England, it is now an honoured attraction. Imagine taking afternoon tea under The Cutty Sark’s hull — can your visit get any better?

Greenwich Market

Vibrant life plays out seamlessly at Greenwich Market, a long-time indoor market with around 120 stalls for various goods from art to antiques and sizzling street food. 

Greenwich Market Highlight

Speaking of dining, the area boasts top-notch foodie hotspots in sleek brasseries and gastropubs. Choose riverside options to find the most dazzling views.

Transport Links In Greenwich

Greenwich is an iconic borough, and it would be surprising to see inefficient transport connections in the area. And it is not going to happen because the Greenwich offers vast options whether you are on wheels or water.

Greenwich River Bus

North Greenwich is on the Jubilee Line, and Cutty Sark and Greenwich stations offer DLR links to the City and Docklands. If you fancy a water trip, catch a river bus from Cutty Sark and North Greenwich and get to London Bridge and Canary Wharf in minutes, enjoying stunning vistas.

Real Estate Market Settings In Greenwich

The residential property market has been gradually growing in Greenwich in the past several years, thanks to prime regeneration initiatives and new build developments. 

Greenwich Peninsula is a case in point. This 150-acre purpose-built neighbourhood by developer Knight Dragon will offer at least 15,000 new homes to the area. In addition to already built amenities like The Tide, Greenwich will see many other new facilities, including a 5km running track and a yacht club.

Greenwich Peninsula New Homes 2022

New homes in Greenwich suit any budget and preference, as they range from cosy studio apartments to riverfront townhouses. As for the rental prices, it costs £1400 pcm on average to rent a flat in the area, which is considered affordable by London standards. 

And given the excellent location, atmosphere, and property scene, it is little surprise that Greenwich is in the top 4 London areas for new build developments.

Things You Didn’t Know About Greenwich

Popular Movie Location

Over the years, Greenwich has welcomed lots of Hollywood stars and hosted many movie scenes, including Four Weddings and a Funeral and The King's Speech.

Back in 2010, lucky residents could catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp parading around the Old Royal Naval College dressed as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow.

Jack Sparrow Greenwich

He filmed pat 4 of the Pirate franchise.

Greenwich Is Home To Henry VIII

Henry VIII was born in Greenwich. His daughters, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, were also born here.

Secret Tunnels

Greenwich has 3 secret tunnels running underneath Greenwich Park. They were built to carry groundwater to the Royal Hospital, which is now the National Maritime Museum.

People could visit the tunnels until 1917 when they became a potential air raid safety space for WW II.

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Is Greenwich An Expensive Area To Live?

Greenwich may not be the most budget-friendly London borough, but it presents a diverse selection of housing options, each adorned with captivating and historically significant architecture.

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