What Is It Like To Live In Greenwich


There are three main car parking areas around Greenwich – the Cutty Sark car park, the Maritime Car Park and Trafalgar Road Car Park. There is also a station car park which is located at North Greenwich station. The Cutty Sark car park offers pay-and-display parking to those wishing to visit museums in the area. The Maritime Car Park is a two-minute walk from the National Maritime Museum and offers five different payment methods. Greenwich is well-served by buses and coaches, which connect the centre to locations across London, plus other parts of southeast London and Kent.

The area is also well connected to Canary Wharf, London City Airport (LCY) and central London via the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), South Greenwich Forum (southgreenwichforum.co.uk). See our Transport page for more information. By road the area is served by Blackwall Tunnel Approach, East Ferry Gardens, Trafalgar Street and Greenwich Church Street. The A102 (Blackwall Tunnel Route) links Greenwich with the City of London via the Blackwall Tunnel. The A102 is a dual carriageway linking Lee (A1010) to the City.


Greenwich offers a wide variety of secondary schools all of which have received an Ofsted rating of outstanding. Most residential areas offer a reasonable selection of schools and provide an excellent standard of education. Further to this, the council has implemented a number of measures to prevent overcrowding and ensure that Greenwich remains a top choice for families looking to move into the area. Greenwich is one of the richest places in the UK, with an average house price of over £450,000.

It has a popular town centre and a great selection of places to eat and drink in the evening. There are also plenty of historical buildings around to explore.  It's about 30 minutes into London by bus, train and car but it does offer a desirable lifestyle as its environment is more rural. Greenwich is home to a large number of schools and colleges. Below is a list of the state primary and secondary schools in Greenwich along with the average GCSE results that they have achieved.

Leisure And Activities

Ever since the 16th century, Greenwich has been renowned for its maritime lifestyle. In fact, when the first Royal Observatory was built back in 1675 on Upper Greenwich Peninsula, the area also boasted a Royal Naval Hospital! Nowadays, you can get around Greenwich by bus with Thames Clippers (Greenwich Waterfront), or you can use your bike to explore by road.  Below are three of our favourite points of interest. You will notice that Greenwich is on an island, with the waters of the River Thames forming its boundaries.

With so much greenery in the area, it is often referred to as a green and pleasant land. The Greenwich Heritage Centre is located at the Royal Arsenal, and you will have a grand time taking guided tours around it. This centreis home to various exhibitions which tell you about military history. Hanmer Springs in the South Island. As a visitor or resident, the numerous cultural landmarks in Greenwich have to be your first port of call.

Tourists are highly advised to visit the Greenwich Heritage Centre, which is situated within a historic building and is housed in shipwright’s sheds. Greenwich is a historic home to various landmarks such as parks, galleries, museums, and art houses. The varied cultural offerings of the town are one of the major components that draw vast numbers of visitors from all over the world year after year. Cost: This includes all costs involved for buying and moving into a property.

Crime And Safety

There is one very important rule you can follow when it comes to safety: always stay alert and aware of your surroundings. This rule is important regardless of where you are, but it's absolutely crucial in Greenwich. You might feel comfortable riding a bike or a walking, but try and be aware of possible dangers and use major streets. That said, if you stick to Greenwich's main arteries there should be no real danger of being attacked by knife or gun crime.

Greenwich is generally safe to wander around with its beautiful parks and leafy streets. You should be wary of street crime when crossing roads, for example. It is worth noting though that there is not a huge amount to worry about in Greenwich, especially with a decent police force close by. A key point to note is that the safest part of Greenwich is also the most expensive part. This may be a consideration for most people, since University accommodation and rush hour commuter trains are both more expensive than the areas around Greenwich Park.

Crime is, naturally, very low in Greenwich. The police station serves the borough from 1401-1405 Plumstead Road and has a 'Safe Neighbourhood team'which works with the local community to tackle anti-social behaviour. Greenwich has made a number of headlines in the last few years for its crime rate. More often than not it is described as one of the worst in the whole of London, and police claim to have no control over the issue.