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“Like a country village inside London”
Review of Blackheath

Ranked #520 of 1,718 things to do in London
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

This is like being in a small country village but within suburban London. There are some magnificent Georgian houses and quaint shops and cafes, very picturesque.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Great for lunch and and an easy walk across the heath/ through the park from Greenwich. There are plenty of places to eat, both independent and chains such as Cafe Rouge or Giraffe.
Best on a sunny day and has a couple or young family vibe.

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The thing i like most about this area since i moved here a month ago is the village feeling and atmosphere it has. The heath itself is an amazing place for many outdoor activities if the weather is nice. The shops on the main streets are quite overpriced but you can get good deals if you look around or visit the market every Sunday. There a quite a few places to eat as well. Chains like Strada, Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge, pubs like The Railway, O'Neill's and a few others as well as restaurants like the italian Locale and a few Indian cuisine ones.

It is well connected with great transport links to the O2 and nearby areas via bus and railway. Worth a visit especially if there's nice weather.

2  Thank Kostas N
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

A pretty village in South London, SE3 well worth a visit for lunch or to browse in original shops and purchase something a little different. Lots of places to eat or just have coffee, not so good for parking, best to get there late morning.

1  Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

As a resident of North London I have taken those that have referred to Blackheath as the Hampstead of South London with a fair amount of scepticism. So when given the opportunity to take a tour of the area with a blue badge guide this week, I took it, and am happy to say another area of my ignorance of areas of London south of the Thames has been rectified.
Blackheath Village is very pleasant, and in some ways is better than Hampstead High Street as it seems to have retained specialist independent shops and not befallen being taken over by standard chains which has happened to Hampstead over recent years. Then the residential area to the north East of Blackheath train station is well worth walking through as a route to the heath. Known as the Cator Estate, which was built on part of the estate formerly owned by Sir John Morden, whose Morden College (1695) is another notable building to the south-east of the heath, it contains an interesting mix of building styles including fine examples of substantial Georgian and Victorian houses and more recent architecture from the 60’s, and although clearly an area of some wealth , it doesn’t suffer from the same vulgarities to be seen on Bishops Avenue north of the river.
And although the heath itself is small in comparison to the one in Hampstead and doesn’t have the diversity of landscape and fauna it is still one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London and on a fair weather day the walk across the heath to Greenwich is highly recommended.

3  Thank Steve_of_N21
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