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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 running to and from London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria 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.
The hotel 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 by car or bus. The Old Royal Observatory is 0.9 miles away in Greenwich Park, the National Maritime Museum (1.2 miles), Indigo Jones' Queen's House (1.3 miles), Wren’s Royal Naval College - now Greenwich University and Trinity College of Music (1.3 miles), and the Cutty Sark (1.4 miles).
All the bedrooms at the Clarendon are comfortably appointed and tastefully decorated with en suite facilities and central heating. Many offer a view of Blackheath, looking north towards Greenwich. Television, radio, direct-dial telephone, coffee and tea making facilities and hairdryers are standard features. Email messages can be taken and sent on request by the office staff.
The Clarendon prides itself in fast room service, with a menu in each room. The hotel’s Meridian Restaurant holds its own against local competition. It has been running successfully for many years with a highly experienced headwaiter, chefs and silver-service waiters and waitresses.
Lunch and dinner menus offer a wide selection of international and English cuisine. The restaurant runs a Sunday carvery that is popular with regular local diners from Blackheath and Greenwich as well as hotel guests.
A light meals and refreshments menu features afternoon teas and brunches including hot meals, pizzas, pastas and filled sandwiches and baguettes.
The hotel is a popular venue for residential and non residential conferences and banquets, with four suites in the Clarendon Conference Centre. The air-conditioned Westcombe Park Suite holds up to 130 delegates, with adjacent lounge for refreshment breaks or a buffet lunch. The Regency Suite accommodates 60. For smaller functions, the Heathview Suite can be set out as a boardroom, theatre style or in a horseshoe arrangement and has plenty of natural daylight. The air-conditioned Boardroom Suite is suitable for small meetings and interviews. Dedicated conference staff can provide assistance to event organisers.
A spacious residents’ lounge is situated next to the hotel’s Chart Bar and has seating for 50 guests.
Banqueting facilities can cater for wedding breakfasts, corporate events and private parties. The banqueting manager and head chef can help you devise a suitable menu within your budget and a wine consultant can offer expertise in choosing appropriate wines.
The Clarendon Hotel is an approved premises for Civil Marriages. Many happy couples have celebrated their weddings in style at the Clarendon as well as holding their parties, receptions and banquets there.
In the vicinity of the hotel, Blackheath Village and Greenwich town have a wide choice of excellent cafes, international restaurants and traditional pubs.
The hotel is well placed for those visiting London for the 2012 Olympics. The O2 Arena – designated as the North Greenwich Arena for the 2012 Olympics – is on the Greenwich Peninsula. Greenwich Park is holding the 2012 Olympics equestrian events. Clarendon guests wanting to attend events at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre can take advantage of courtesy coach links with special rates.