3 star classic hotel
8-16 Montpelier Row, Blackheath, SE3 0RWShow on map
Clarendon Hotel is a high quality hotel in an 18th century building full of Georgian style in Blackheath Village. The nearest railway station to the Clarendon Hotel is Blackheath, 0.2 miles away, with trains... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
9 Charlton Road, Greenwich, SE3 7EUShow on map
The 4-star Greenland Villa Bed and Breakfast is located in South-East London. Situated in green and leafy Blackheath, the hotel is ideally placed to explore nearby Greenwich and the Docklands. Greenland Villa... Read More »
King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JWShow on map
Beautiful De Vere Venue Davenport House Hotel is located in Greenwich, South-East London. The hotel located on King William Walk, in a protected World Heritage Site area. Greenwich has mainline train and DLR... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
30 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9JNShow on map
Hotel Ibis Greenwich is a stylish, value for money, South-East London hotel. The hotel is located just off Greenwich High Road and is within walking distance of the royal park, the Maritime Museum and the... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
Woodland Crescent, Greenwich, SE10 9UFShow on map
Cygnet House apartments are located in the Maze Hill area of Greenwich, South-East London. The area is ideal for anyone wishing to explore London with frequent transport links into the city centre and many... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
291 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8NAShow on map
The Mitre Hotel is located in Greenwich, South London. This popular 3 star hotel is situated in the heart of Greenwich, which is serviced by excellent local, national and international transport links. With... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
173 - 185 Greenwich High Rd, Greenwich, SE10 8JAShow on map
The 4-star Novotel Greenwich is ideally located to explore London, with excellent transport links and tourist attractions nearby. Central London is reachable within 20 minutes and there are train, bus, DLR and... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
Pelton Road, Greenwich, SE10 9ANShow on map
Chic London Apartment is a stylish apartment located in Maze Hill, South-East London. The area is surrounded by Greenwich and Blackheath, both of which have high speed transport links into London’s city... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
43-81 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8JLShow on map
Hotel Information This 3-Star modern hotel is 0.2 miles from Deptford Bridge station, which is on the Docklands Light Railway between Greenwich and Elverson Road stations. It is on the borders of Travelcard... Read More »
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Blackheath is the name of open heathland in South London and the wealthy London village that lies to the south the heath, commonly known as Blackheath Village. Close to bustling and trendy Greenwich, Blackheath is one of London’s hidden gems. Blackheath Village is home to numerous fashionable shops, including clothing boutiques, an independent bookshop and an art gallery. There are some excellent restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs in the Blackheath. Its parish church, All Saints, stands on the heath itself. The large Victorian and Georgian family homes in Blackheath are mainly owned by City professionals, who appreciate the fast trains into Central London from the railway station in the village.
Just south of Blackheath railway station is the Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts. Next door is Blackheath Halls, a concert venue owned by Trinity College of Music. The area also has some excellent hotels.
The heath has an exciting history. The name is recorded in 1166 as Blachehedfeld, meaning "dark coloured heathland". Blackheath was a rallying point for Wat Tyler's Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and for Jack Cade's Kentish rebellion in 1450. Wat Tyler is remembered by Wat Tyler Road on the heath. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Blackheath was also a notorious haunt of highwaymen who would rob the passengers of stagecoaches crossing the heath on their way to London. Underneath the hill overlooking the area is a cave known as Jack Cade's Cavern. The interconnecting subterranean chambers were discovered in 1780, but are likely to have been used in earlier centuries as a hiding place during Saxon and Danish invasions.
Nowadays, the heath is popular for all kinds of outdoor activities including walks, picnics and sunbathing. There are ponds where, on a summer’s day, you can often see children playing with toy boats. Every weekend there is a farmers' market on the heath, and the heath hosts a free annual fireworks display on the Saturday in November closest to Guy Fawkes Night. It is one of the UK's most popular and largest fireworks displays, attracting over 40,000 spectators.
For those interested in sports, Blackheath has some rather illustrious claims, Blackheath Rugby Club, which was founded in 1858, is the oldest documented rugby club in England. It was the Blackheath club who organised the first rugby international between England and Scotland in 1871. Another claim is that Golf was first introduced to England here with the local Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Cricket has long since been played on the heath since the early 1800s. Blackheath Cricket Club and Blackheath Rugby Club have a home ground in Rectory Field. There is also a long tradition of kite flying on the heath. These days kitebuggying is also a common sight there. With neighbouring Greenwich Park, Blackheath is a start point of the London Marathon.
Blackheath is an ideal base from which to visit the National Heritage sites in nearby Greenwich, a pleasant walk across the open heath or a few minutes away by car or bus. The Old Royal Observatory is a 20-minute walk away in Greenwich Park, while the National Maritime Museum, Inigo Jones' Queen's House, Wren’s Royal Naval College - now Greenwich University and Trinity College of Music - and the Cutty Sark are all a little further on. Greenwich has a wide range of shops and plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as a cinema and theatre.
Blackheath railway station has trains running to and from Cannon Street, Charing Cross, London Bridge and Victoria stations in Central London, via Denmark Hill, as well as offering routes into Kent. Blackheath station is in Travelcard Zone 3. For drivers, area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone.
There are many fine hotels in the area. One of note is the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath Village, a high quality hotel in an 18th century building full of Georgian style. This has a fine restaurant that is particularly popular for Sunday lunches. A nearby contemporary boutique hotel is Onesixtwo at the Royal Blackheath Standard.