Borough of Greenwich

It may be just a few miles from Central London; but emerald-hued Greenwich can feel a world away from the buzz of the capital. This south-east slice sits close to the River Thames looking out towards Canary Wharf, and is blanketed in green. A World Heritage Site, this place packs in architectural wonders and historic sites at every turn. Read on to discover the developments rated as some of the best places to live in Greenwich.

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Best places to live in Borough of Greenwich

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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World-famous sights  

It’s best-known as the home of Greenwich Mean Time (or GMT), and the Prime Meridian Line of the earth. Millions flock to see where east meets west every year at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park; the oldest and most loved of the Royal Parks. This 74-hectare expanse offers some of the best views in the capital from its hilltop peak. Along with ample picnic space and nature trails, it’s got a spectacular art collection, a beautiful boating lake and a planetarium.

Greenwich’s nautical connections

As one of the London Dockland’s boroughs, Greenwich has a rich maritime history, best depicted in the regal-looking National Maritime Museum. The Cutty Sark, one of the borough’s most visited attractions, is the world’s last remaining clipper ship. Built back in 1869 and used to transport tea across the waters from Asia to England; it’s now used for tours and you can take afternoon tea under the hull.

Greenwich Market

Modern day Greenwich life plays out wonderfully at Greenwich Market, where smiley vendors tout vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and sizzling street food. Speaking of food, the area has a top dining scene, with an especially generous helping of sleek brasseries and gastropubs. Head to the riverside for the best vistas.

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Travel to and from

Transport is one of the area’s big selling points, and options are vast whether you’re on wheels or water. North Greenwich tube is on the Jubilee line, while Cutty Sark and Greenwich stations have DLR connections to the City and Docklands. You can also catch river buses from Cutty Sark and North Greenwich to London Bridge and Canary Wharf.

The Greenwich population 

Victorian terraced houses and reputable schooling have been attracting families here for years. Recently, there’s been a wave of young professionals, putting down roots for convenient London links and waterfront apartments. And that mix of occupants and something-for-all mantra is all part of the area’s charm.

 

My fiance grew up in Greenwich so we have family nearby and we can both easily commute to work on the jubilee line which makes our commute easy. By the time we move in we are planning to start a family and the excellent ratings for the nursery and schools were also a big factor in us buying here.” – Flora, viewer at Greenwich Millennium Village

Balcony overlooking Greenwich

Buying and renting in Greenwich

The residential scene is growing steadily. Greenwich Peninsula, a 150-acre purpose-built neighbourhood by Knight Dragon will (when complete) introduce 15,000 new-build homes to SE10, spread across seven quarters. Also arriving is riverfront restaurants and bars, a new Design District, a 5km running track, and a yacht club; not to mention several pockets of green space. The homes here range from sleek studios to waterfront townhouses, so there’s a floorplan to suit all budgets and backgrounds. No wonder this development is rated as one of the best places to rent and live in Greenwich.

 

“When you live in Greenwich next to the river and the Greenwich Ecology Park it doesn’t feel like full on city living and instead I have the best of both worlds. My commute is easy which was important to me as I can walk and avoid the joys of rush hour! Buses are on my doorstep and the convenience to the Jubilee line, and the ability to get anywhere in London quickly.” – Jack, verified resident at Greenwich Peninsula

 

Nearby there’s Greenwich Millennium Village, a joint venture from Countryside and Taylor Wimpey Central London. This residential community has a village square at its heart and a gorgeous riverfront setting; not to mention a nursery, school, health centre and a range of shops and restaurants.

 

Many developments we looked at felt like they were just a faceless high rise and we wanted to make friends and meet like minded people. Greenwich Millennium Village has been perfect for us, with so many facilities on site and the open park areas you don’t feel that you are living in a city. We have also made lots of friends through the nursery and primary school.” – Margot, resident at Greenwich Millennium Village

 

You can read reviews from residents who rent in some of the best places to live in Greenwich at the bottom of this page. Are you a resident of a development here? Click here to leave your review. 

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Good flats bad management

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Review Date Jun 2024

Very close to Greenwich Park which is a huge plus, great pubs near by. Good transport links to Canary wharf, bank and London bridge

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Overall the flat layouts are nice, however there’s been constant construction the last 6 years, and probably won’t stop in the foreseeable future. Generally property management is terrible, constant issues with main building door not locking, parcel room not working and it always seems like a fight when things has to be repaired.

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Construction here is hopeless, it’s never ending and very disruptive. Building management simply does not care about anything.

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In general things gets fixed but it always takes forever

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It’s not too bad, it could be a fantastic place if the managers cares

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Review Date Jun 2024

The site has been in construction for long. Noisy, dusty and sometimes insecure.

The advantages I’m the location and hopefully things will get better after works are complete whenever that happens. Security is a big issue during nights and and the new park

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The development is average. They do not resolve things on time. Lack of responding and resolving things on time. Security is poor. Bike has been stolen several times an no one takes responsibility. Door access to garage an building are broken all the time.

There used to be more social and neighbours Integration. Free activity’s and was very unique experience to live in the horizon. All of this is over and the place is becoming dirty and without sense on belonging, meaning people don’t appreciate living here

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That the construction will take this long and that they prices will increase so much

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They do there job at the end but it takes way too long than it should be. It gives the impression of not caring for their tenants

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Nice place to live in London

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Review Date Jun 2024

Nice place to live in London. Quite e new area. Playground for kids and green private area. Bike storage and private car parking.

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Nice place to live in London. Well connected with the center thanks to DLR and trains. Quite area for families and not. New buildings and play ground for kids. Tesco and various shops nearby. After 3 years in this zone I can tell I really like here..

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Nice place, new buildings, modern equipment and area

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Very professional and very responding to needs….

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I loved their design, facilities, building management and property management

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Review Date Jun 2024

In our apartment had a separate car parking, separate bin collection and no noise pollution. We lived in near to the high street.

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I loved their design, facilities, building management and property management. The infrastructure of the home view property is high rated quality and budget friendly. And their building management is ultimate. The way they handle the property is very neat and perfect.

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They are friendly landlord. If we had a problem we can call any time.

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Recently our home had some issue. They came and solve the issue quickly. We are very satisfied their work.

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