Top 10 places to live in Greenwich

The view north from Greenwich Park across to the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf

The idea of living in Greenwich is a hugely appealing prospect for many Londoners. A World Heritage Site with one of London’s best parks, a historic market, beautiful riverside districts and all the attractions of the O2 and the Greenwich Peninsula… this south-eastern corner of the city certainly is an outstanding option for property hunters.

We take a look at the ten highest-rated new developments in Greenwich. These ratings are based on verified resident reviews, making them a trustworthy way of sorting the good from the bad when it comes to new build Greenwich apartments and houses.

Living in Greenwich

The Lighterman Greenwich Peninsula
The Lighterman building at Greenwich Peninsula

The Royal Borough of Greenwich stretches from Deptford in the West, across to Charlton in the East and south to the A2 that cuts through Blackheath on the edge of the Royal Park. The area around Greenwich Village is the historic heart of the borough and forms the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Cutty Sark museum can be found here, along with Greenwich Market, The Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum. The entrance to the Victorian foot tunnel is also found on the riverside here, providing pedestrian access across the Thames to the Isle of Dogs.

Greenwich Park forms one of the largest green spaces in south east England. It boasts a rich royal history – Henry VIII kept deer there for hunting and Charles II chose to build the Royal Observatory there in 1675. Just south of the park, the large open space of Blackheath also provides residents with an appealing green space to relax in. Further to the east, Greenwich Peninsula includes a small ecology park with hides for birdwatching.

If you’re interested in living in Greenwich, you have a wide range of property types to choose from. A large number of new developments have been built along the riverside, on Deptford Creek, Greenwich Peninsula and out towards Woolwich. Beautiful Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian Home can be found clustered around the Royal Park and to the east of Greenwich Village.

The Club Gallery at Upper Riverside Greenwich Peninsula
The view from one of Upper Riverside’s roof terraces on Greenwich Peninsula

Below we’ve listed the ten highest-rated new developments in Greenwich. These are ranked based on an algorithm that takes into account the number of reviews a development has received. If you’re in the market for a new Greenwich apartment, these are quite simply the best places to live in the borough.

Top 10 places to live in Greenwich

1. Union Wharf, SE8

Essential Living
4.49 (86 reviews) 4.49 (86 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Image of Union Wharf, SE8

The highest scoring development in Greenwich is Union Wharf, a chic development from London developer Essential Living. It features 249 rental-only apartments on the banks of Deptford Creek near Greenwich town centre. The development is made up of two towers that are 23 and 12 storeys high, housing a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Read reviews and details of Union Wharf, SE8

2. No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.34 (27 reviews) 4.34 (27 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Find No. 2 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula ‘s latest neighbourhood. This Knight Dragon mix-use scheme is home to 205 residential units.  The units comprise a mix of studio, one two and also three-bedroom apartments. Designed by Tom Dixon the focus  was on culture, entertainment and wellbeing. Nearby North Greenwich tube station offers residents a […]

Read reviews and details of No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

3. The River Gardens, SE10

London + Regional Properties, Bellway Homes
4.23 (29 reviews) 4.23 (29 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The River Gardens, SE10

In at number three, The River Gardens is a Bellway Homes development comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The site is located in Royal Greenwich, overlooking the Thames and close to Greenwich Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away. The Cutty Sark DLR station is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the development and from there, frequent services run to Canary Wharf, Bank, Stratford and Lewisham.

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4. Kidbrooke Village, SE3

Berkeley Homes
4.20 (197 reviews) 4.20 (197 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of Kidbrooke Village, SE3

Taking our fourth spot is a Berkeley development, Kidbrooke Village, which offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, there are a selection of luxury freehold 4-bedroom houses. Residents benefit from excellent connections into London via the close-by Kidbrooke Station.

Read reviews and details of Kidbrooke Village, SE3

5. Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Berkeley Homes
4.18 (344 reviews) 4.18 (344 reviews)
Area guide to Woolwich
Image of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Hitting the middle of our top 10 list, Nestled in the prime location alongside the River Thames, Royal Arsenal Riverside is a beautiful riverside neighbourhood. Comprising one, two and three bedroom apartments and premium apartments, this well-connected community has everything you need on your doorstop. With a buzzing retail hub and forthcoming on-site Creative District, Woolwich Works, this rapidly emerging bright spot is set to rival South Bank in September 2021. Furthermore, residents benefit from the convenient transport links; including the National Rail, DLR and on-site Thames Clipper. The forthcoming on-site Crossrail station, which is due to open in 2022 will mean residents will be able to reach the city in a matter of minutes.

Read reviews and details of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

6. The Reach, SE28

Peabody
4.17 (12 reviews) 4.17 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The Reach, SE28

In at number 6, The Reach offers private outside spaces to all apartments (with either a balcony or garden space) and some homes have private parking. There are excellent communal facilities including a much-loved children’s play park. The design and layout of the apartments also get plenty of positive feedback from reviewers.

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7. Synergy, SE7

Fairview New Homes
4.06 (22 reviews) 4.06 (22 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of Synergy, SE7

Synergy, a development by Fairview New Homes, has both Westcombe Park and Charlton Overground stations within a 10-minute walk away, offering links into the City. There are a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as four-bedroom homes on offer. In addition, Help to Buy is in operation here.

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8. No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.01 (24 reviews) 4.01 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Upper Riverside is one of the newest developments in the Greenwich Peninsula area. No. 3 Upper Riverside was by architects SOM with interior design by Sophie Ashby. Located two minutes from the tube, No.3 Upper Riverside hosts a selection of various apartments and sits right on the waterfront. In addition, residents of No.3 will become a part of the Upper Riverside Club. This includes access to the gyms, sauna, a 15th swimming pool, rooftop terraces as well as various shared spaces. Upper Riverside boasts a mix of innovative architecture, green riverfront walkways and a revolving cultural programme. Five new towers, shaped like prisms, offer sky-high homes right on the water’s edge and a string of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Read reviews and details of No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

9. No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
3.86 (28 reviews) 3.86 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Right behind No.3, we have No.1 Upper Riverside. It features 526 units, covering studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, North Greenwich tube station 2 minutes away, offering easy access to the likes of Canary Wharf, London Bridge as well as Waterloo. As well as green riverfront walkways, residents benefit from sky-high views, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Read reviews and details of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

10. Trinity Walk, SE18

Lovell Homes
3.70 (54 reviews) 3.70 (54 reviews)
Area guide to Woolwich
Trinity Walk, SE18

And finally, we come to Trinity Walk, which takes the number 10 slot. It’s a large residential development of 445 apartments and 13 townhouses, developed by Lovell Homes. Properties are available as affordable rents, private purchases or as part of the London Help To Buy scheme. The development is a six-minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal station and a mile away from the new Crossrail station at Woolwich.

Read reviews and details of Trinity Walk, SE18

Prices and rents in Greenwich

According to figures from Zoopla for September 2021, the average price paid for a home in Greenwich over the past 12 months was £614,987. Meanwhile Home.co.uk gives the average rental price in Greenwich as £1,915 pcm.

Check out our Greenwich area guide to find out more about the borough, or discover London’s 10 highest-rated young professional accommodation options for great rental developments around central London.
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