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. No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.54 (based on 9 reviews) 4.54 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Our highest-rated place to live in Greenwich is No.1 Upper Riverside. This residential development is located within Greenwich Peninsula, in the Upper Riverside neighbourhood. It features 526 units, including studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. North Greenwich tube station is within extremely easy reach, offering residents easy access to Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Waterloo via the highly dependable Jubilee line.

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

Greenwich Peninsula, Upper Riverside
4.55 (based on 6 reviews) 4.55 (6 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

No.2 Upper Riverside is a Knight Dragon development that’s part of the larger, mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula project. You’ll find this one on Upper Riverside. It’s home to 205 residential units – a mix of studios, one, two and also three-bedroom apartments, with interiors designed by Tom Dixon. Nearby North Greenwich tube station offers residents a […]

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3. The Moore, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula
4.52 (based on 8 reviews) 4.52 (8 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The Moore, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

The Moore, found in the Parkside area of Greenwich Peninsula, is a mixed-use development. Comprising of residential developments and also commercial units, the development spreads over seven neighbourhoods. With 144 residential units (choose from studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments), the nearest tube station is North Greenwich. Which offers handy connections to Canary Wharf, London […]

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4. The Lighterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula
4.39 (based on 24 reviews) 4.39 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The Lighterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

The Lighterman is located on the Lower Riverside, in the mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula development. This Knight Dragon property brags 225 residential units, which encompass studios, one, two and also, three-bedroom apartments. 102 of these will be private apartments. Convenient transport links come courtesy of close-by North Greenwich tube station, which has connections to Canary Wharf, […]

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5. Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Berkeley Homes
4.32 (based on 93 reviews) 4.32 (93 reviews)
Area guide to Woolwich
Image of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

Royal Arsenal Riverside is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and luxury suites and penthouses. The development is in prime location along the River Thames. Furthermore, residents benefit from the convenient transport links. These include National Rail at Woolwich Arsenal, the DLR and on-site Thames Clipper. Similarly, London City Airport is only 7-minutes […]

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6. The Waterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula
4.30 (based on 20 reviews) 4.30 (20 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
The Waterman, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Knight Dragon’s The Waterman is in the Lower Riverside neighbourhood, part of the mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula development. It is home to 269 residential units – a combination of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. And is a short distance from North Greenwich station, which has services to Canary Wharf, London Bridge and also Waterloo.

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7. Woolwich Central, SE18

Spenhill
4.28 (based on 15 reviews) 4.28 (15 reviews)
Area guide to Woolwich
Woolwich Central, SE18

Woolwich Central is a mixed-use Spenhill development designed by Sheppard Robson architects. The complex comprises of a Tesco superstore located on the ground level with 259 one, two and three-bedroom apartments situated over the retail area. Woolwich Arsenal Station is the nearest transport link and a short walk from the development which offers rail and […]

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8. Kidbrooke Village, SE3

Berkeley Homes
4.24 (based on 35 reviews) 4.24 (35 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Image of Kidbrooke Village, SE3

A Berkeley development, Kidbrooke Village offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, there are a selection of luxury Manhattan Suites. Located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, residents benefit from excellent connections into London via the close-by Kidbrooke Station.

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9. Cable & Roper, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Greenwich Peninsula
4.26 (based on 7 reviews) 4.26 (7 reviews)
Area guide to Greenwich
Cable & Roper, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

Cable & Roper is located in the Parkside quarter of the mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula development. This Knight Dragon project has 201 residential units, which comprise of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Nearby North Greenwich tube station has links to popular business hubs like Canary Wharf, London Bridge as well as, Waterloo.

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10. Greenwich Creekside, SE8

Telford Homes
4.23 (based on 19 reviews) 4.23 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Greenwich Creekside, SE8

Greenwich Creekside is a residential development by Telford Homes located in Greenwich. The development features a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments only a short distance away from Deptford Creek. Deptford station is only a 9-minute walk away with connections to Thameslink and southeastern services.

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Prices and rents in Greenwich

According to figures from Zoopla for June 2020, the average price paid for a home in Greenwich over the past 12 months is £589,418. Meanwhile Home.co.uk gives the average rental price in Greenwich as £1,749 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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