London area of SE18 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE18 neighbourhood

SE18 covers the area just east of Greenwich, meaning it could be described as being close to or on the outskirts of London itself. The area of Woolwich is the dominant district, falling just below the Thames in the north of the region. It is notable as a river crossing point, having the Woolwich Ferry (and the lesser-known Woolwich foot tunnel) to North Woolwich. Arsenal Football Club was founded in Woolwich in 1886 by workers at the Arsenal ''“ the club was initially known as Dial Square, then Royal Arsenal and then became Woolwich Arsenal in 1891. The Gunners moved to Highbury in North London in 1913 and dropped the Woolwich prefix the following year. Interestingly, Woolwich is the location of the UK's first branch of McDonald's, which opened in 1974. The 2012 Olympics in London will include Woolwich as a venue for shooting events and building work has begun in the barracks for the location.

See our recommended nearby SE18 Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Leisure, and Education.

SE18 Hotels

in or near SE18
Sunborn London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock, E16
Staying at this modern water-borne hotel is like going on a cruise without leaving the city. Moored at Royal Victoria Dock, the riverside location is picturesque ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Bugsby Way, SE10
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Western Gateway, E16
The Crowne Plaza Docklands is the main hotel for the giant ExCel Centre. It's a great place to stay if you're visiting a conference or exhibition, ... More
 
 
 

SE18 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE18
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Royal Artillery Barracks
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18, London SE18
The Royal Artillery Barrracks are not open to the public. But you can learn about the history of the Gunners at Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, ... More
 
 
 
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Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Royal Arsenal, SE18, London SE18
From sling-shot to missile, this museum traces the evolution of artillery and really is explosive in content. Housing Europe's widest variety of historic and modern ... More
 
 
 
Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda
London > Attractions > Museums
Repository Road, Greenwich, SE18, London SE18
This building was originally a large bell-tent erected in St James's Park in 1814 for a special exhibition. It was moved to its present location six ... More
 
 
 

SE18 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE18
Argos
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
115 Powis Street, SE18, London SE18
Cheap, catalogue-based chain store which sells almost everything. Argos is a bit of national institution and offers good deals on all sorts of household goods, from ... More
 
 
 
Boots
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12-16 Hare Street, Woolwich, SE18, London SE18
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
 
 
 
Kall-Kwik
London > Shopping > Books
23 Thomas Street, SE18, London SE18
A large chain of copy and print shops. Provides the usual range of print, copy and design services. ... More
 
 
 

SE18 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE18 London?
Rhodes BBQ
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Unit F, Standard Industrial Estate, Henley Road, SE18, London E16
Takeaway, slow cooked just like in the States. ... More
 
 
 

SE18 Leisure

SE18 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Greenwich Admirals
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
14 Mulgrave Road, Woolwich, SE18, London SE18
Rugby... More
 
 
 
Maryon Wilson Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Flamsteed Road, SE18, London SE7
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Waterfront Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
High Street, SE18, London SE18
Public Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 

SE18 Education

in or near SE18
Greenwich Student Awards
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
151 Powis Street, Woolwich, SE18, London SE18
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Holborn College School of Business
London > Education > Business Faculties
Woolwich Road, Charlton, Greenwich, SE18, London SE7
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Holborn College School of Law
London > Education > Law
Woolwich Road, SE18, London SE7
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