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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Great location, beautiful new homes

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Great location in heart of Greenwich by the river – easy access to Greenwich park, local shops, bars

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Property management changed some time ago from First Port (which was terrible) to Residents Association so things became better but still high service charge. Can be noisy as people living here are quite young and some social housing too.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Wish I bought two bed with a river view

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

Very good and timely, all issues were resolved to good quality

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Convenient location and family oriented development

Verified Resident
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Review Date Mar 2021

There are quite a few shops nearby including Aldi, Asda, Sainsbury, M&S and Co-op. The O2 is a short walk away and provides many restaurants, shops bars and cafes. However they are chain restaurants. For more independent restaurants and cafes, Cutty Sark is the closest area which is another 20 minutes away.

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The design is nothing special – just another new build construction. In terms of facilities, there is a concierge and children’s play areas. There is a nearby ecology park and the riverside walk. The building management has been ok. During Covid the timings for concierge were shortened, but management still thinks it is ok to hike their fees yoy.

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The extremely high service and management fees for a not so extraordinary management company.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the lighting. They are of a higher quality compared to other developments.

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Get a good kettle as you will need it

Review Date Mar 2021

Make sure you got a good quality kettle before moving here; you will need for taking shower.

We have been living in Kidbrooke Village since November 2020 and we are having hot water issue since then. I forgot what was it feel like having shower like normal people without ending screaming and storming out of the shower for preparing hot water with our lovely kettle.
Every time is the same; you have to be really quick I mean really quick or get the water from your kettle – just don’t bother.
This issue had raised before I don’t believe they found a solution, also I feel like it’s getting worse since more people move in this building…

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The design is lovely I have nothing to say that.
BUT thats annoying this issue raised before and still no solution has been found and I am spending my time adding this here as I am extremely annoyed and its enough. Not sure if the issue is eon but also impossible to reach them

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Aah I wish I knew this and I am looking somewhere not in Kidbrooke Village I almost bought something here thank god I changed my mind

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

I think quite obvious but I would love to get hot water as its extremely annoying in such a new building you are dealing with this since Nov

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Review Date Mar 2021

Fantastic location in terms of access to the park but there definitely could be a better range of restaurants locally. Good connections but don’t leave your window open or walk around by yourself at night.

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Good design, and nice facilities when open! Property management is slightly inept if well-intentioned. For example, we had our water supply turned off without notice recently which obviously isn’t great for various reasons, especially during lockdown! The residents are relatively well-behaved and share a desire for peace and quiet.

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That the cladding was going to have to be replaced

What is the best feature of your home:

The location which combines everything that we want from a property in that regard.

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