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 Greenwich

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

On top of the O2

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.

O2 Arena

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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Terrible Property Management

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Review Date Jun 2021

I am the owner of the apartment and I find the property management company R&R is terrible. Please avoid any property managed by R&R.
The R&R property management is terrible. They seldom do their business. The elevator came into problems on everyday. Yes, everyday. Several residents were tracked in the elevator before. This lasts for more than 1 year now. Then R&R sent an email complaining it was the residents’ fault of not using the elevators properly.
The construction noise and the commercial noise are terrible. The commercial units starts working at 7am in the morning which creates huge problems for neighbors nearby. But R&R refuses to do anything and asks their residents to complain to the council as they think 7am is reasonable.

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The terrible management by R&R

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

yes, they just say you should report to council. They are slow to reply to my emails and the attitude was impatient.

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Synergy review

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Review Date Jun 2021

The area is decent as there are a lot of shops nearby so anytime you want to buy something in your flat, it’s very easy to do.

However the are despite being safe had some issues with broken glass in cars, people selling drugs etc.

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Overall the development is quite nice and would fit well for families with kids.

There is a nursery under construction which will be finished soon and some green areas as well as schools located nearby.

The development benefits from cycle store, allocated parking for large/ground floor flats. Flat design is also good as they are large and spacious.

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Understanding better service charge calculations and heating provider.

What is the best feature of your home:

I like large rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-built area for wardrobe.

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Lovely development on the water.

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Review Date Jun 2021

Awesome location with Jubilee line on our doorstep its easy to reach anywhere in Central London relatively quickly. Seem to have best of both worlds with nice traditional pubs as well as more modern chains and restaurants. Thanes clipper is also great for getting into town. Parking for friends and family is relatively difficult though.

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Really enjoy living here, beautiful views and terraces over the river. Pool and facilities are also great though due to pandemic havent been able to use much.

Cons: by kitchen sinks there are no splash backs and walls are matt paint so stains are inevitable. Concierge staff can also be really miserable.

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We were surprised that such a new flat didn’t have air con so it would have been good to know that beforehand.

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Lift was down way longer than acceptable, but issues in the apartment itself have mostly been quickly resolved.

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Don’t hesitate to move here!

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Review Date Jun 2021

The area is quiet, despite being so close to The O2, and the many bars, restaurants and shops. It is also very convenient for all methods of public transport.

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The daytime concierge are very friendly and helpful. However, I find those in the might less so.

The development is modern and slick. The facilities in the pool and gym are exceptional, and the block is cleaned constantly and well maintained.

The bin store is also always well managed also.

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Nothing.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The balcony glass doesn’t always come across as stable.

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Manager Response

Dear Resident,

Thank you for your review. We are really glad that you are enjoying your home, the building, facilities and life on the Peninsula. We have noted your comments about the service received from the night-time concierge and will review this internally with our team.

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