428 Woolwich Road, Charlton, SE7 8SUShow on map
The Antigallican Hotel aims to offer rooms at varying prices to suit people with a range of budgets whether they are visiting London for business or pleasure. The hotel is in Charlton, South East London, and... Read More »
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 »
Bed and Breakfast
3 star modern hotel
Bugsbys Way, Greenwich, SE10 0GDShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Greenwich Hotel is a contemporary hotel in South-East London. It is located close to Greenwich and the Docklands area. The hotel is near several transport links to the city centre 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 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 »
Vista Building, Calderwood St, Greenwich, SE18 6JFShow on map
Comfort Zone Vista Apartments are located in Woolwich, South-East London. With Central London easily reached via public transport and close to lots of amenities such as shops, bars, pubs and restaurants,... 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
68 River Way, Greenwich, Greenwich, SE10 0BEShow on map
The Pilot Inn is a 5 room, pub with rooms which is located in Greenwich, South East London. The nearest tube station to this property is North Greenwich. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. It is... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Hartmann Road Silvertown, London City Airport, E16 2BZShow on map
"Cheap hotel rooms with no frills near London City Airport" This 3-Star hotel offers low-cost accommodation close to London City Airport. Travelodge is a well-known hotel chain that has a policy of offering... Read More »
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Charlton lies in the south east of London, just east of Greenwich. A former village, it retains this peaceful atmosphere and is nestled amongst the south bank of the Thames and open green spaces with streets lined with post-war semi-detached houses and some welcoming local pubs, such as The Rose of Denmark and The Antigallican. Situated on the eastern outskirts of London, Charlton is inhabited by young professional couples looking to find cheaper rents close to London, families and immigrant communities, which have brought some diversity to the cultural make up of Charlton.
Like other parts of London, Charlton became an industrial town in the Victorian era, when the Siemens Brothers opened their Telegraph Works in New Charlton, although previously Charlton had been notorious for its rowdy county fair, which Daniel Defoe, writer of Robinson Crusoe, described as 'a yearly collected rabble of mad people'. Charlton may experience less debauchery these days, but it is still a fascinating place to visit. Across the river you can see the strange modernist pods of the Thames Barrier, the second largest, movable flood barrier in the world; in Maryon Wilson Park you and your family can take a tour of the animal enclosures and feed and pet them if you wish; and just down the road you have the museums and historical buildings of Greenwich, where you can see the Cutty Sark, the Greenwich Meridian in the Royal Observatory and the O2 Arena.
Perhaps the most notable attraction in Charlton is Charlton House, a stunning Jacobean building built by architect John Thorpe in 1607-12, for Sir Adam Newton, tutor to King James I's son. The building formerly contained a museum, but is now a community centre, although you can still see the elegant redbrick facade and wander the landscaped grounds. The house also has the oldest Mulberry tree of its species, which was planted to cultivate silkworm colonies.
Football fans should come to Charlton to visit Charlton Athletic FC, a professional football club established in 1905, which currently play in Football League One. Matches are regularly held in The Valley, the club's 27,111 capacity stadium home. After watching a match you can pop out for a meal and a pint to celebrate or commiserate. Charlton's international community is reflected in the choice of restaurants, with a range of flavours to suit all tastes, from gastropubs and chain restaurants to elegant brasseries such as Bar De Musee Cafe and, more exotic fare such as Dragon & Phoenix Chinese dining. Charlton also has a selection of independent shops and high-street brand names, but Greenwich may have the edge, with a wider range of unique boutiques, so it is worth exploring farther afield.
Charlton has good transport links to central London, with an overground rail service, which travels directly to Charing Cross, from which you can easily explore the city or reach Paddington Station for the Heathrow Express Train. Hotels in the area will be cheaper than in central London, but some people may find Charlton a little remote if they want to see the sights of London. Unless you happen to be watching a football game at The Valley, a better choice is to stay in nearby Greenwich, which is much more lively and catch a bus in to Charlton for a visit.