Greenwich offers the best features to seduce families or young couples, whether whilst visiting London for the weekend or staying there a bit longer. Globally known with the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), this area became the Royal Borough in 2012 during Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee. We personally really think that Greenwich is a very dynamic area with a lively village atmosphere on the edge of the Tames River.
You will enjoy loads organic shops, such as the Greenwich Pantry or Greenlands Health Food, independent stores like Greenwich Baby (specialised in selling clothes as well as organic and Fairtrade food for children), but also picturesque pubs alongside the Tames River. The Trafalgar Tavern and the Yacht definitely offer the best views!
The proximity of Greenwich Park, offering a breathtaking view over East London and the large number of museums (accessible for children) such as the Maritime Museum, make the area more and more fashionable for families. Not to be missed: The Cutty Sark, a clipper built in 1869 that was used for tea trade.
Regarding transportation, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) allows commuters to reach Canary Warf in 15 minutes, and Bank tube station in 20 minutes. There is also the North Greenwich tube station on the Jubilee Line and 2 overground train stations reaching London Bridge in 10 minutes. You will also be able to go to Westminster from Greenwich Pier thanks to the waterway: the scenery is definitely worth it!
Good news, home prices are still relatively attractive and allow families to get a little bit more space compared to the centre of the capital: around £2’600 per month for a 3-bedroom house to rent and £1’200’000 for the same property to buy.