London area of Woolwich guide

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

This former naval hub near Greenwich declined significantly after the Second World War but is now undergoing something of a rebirth. Thought to be a former trading place for wool, Woolwich remained a small Kentish village until it became a leading military and industrial town, site of the Woolwich Dockyard, the Royal Arsenal, the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Horse Artillery. Arsenal FC - initially known as Dial Square - was founded in Woolwich back in 1886 before moving to Highbury in 1913. Woolwich was the location of the UK's first branch of McDonald's back in 1974. Landmarks include the Edwardian Baroque town hall, the 18th-century Dial Arch overlooking Dial Square, the impressive Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society building, complete with its Art Deco extension, and the now-closed Shakespeare Pub, famed for its monkey statue perched on the roof. There are two Thames crossing points in the area - a ferry and a foot tunnel.

See our recommended nearby Woolwich Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Woolwich Hotels

in or near Woolwich
Holiday Inn Express London Excel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
1018 Dockside Road, E162FQ
The Holiday Inn Express London - ExCeL offers simple, affordable accommodation that's ideally located if you're attending an exhibition or event at the exhibition centre. It's ... 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
Good Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock, E161FA
Providing work for those who have previously struggled, the Good Hotel has earned its name. The striking hotel, which can be found floating at the historic ... More

Woolwich Entertainment

in or near Woolwich
Brick Lane Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, Woolwich, London E16
One of London's last surviving traditional music halls.... More

Woolwich Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Woolwich
London Pleasure Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Royal Victoria Docks, Woolwich, London E16
(Unfortunately the London Pleasure Gardens have been put into administration and all future events there have subsequently been cancelled.)Due to open on the Diamond Jubilee weekend, ... More
Royal Albert Dock
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Connaught Road, Silvertown, Woolwich, London E16
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Royal Victoria Dock
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Connaught Road, Woolwich, London E16
A beneficiary of the Docklands regeneration scheme, Royal Victoria Dock offers panoramic views over the water with the modern structures and the ExCel London Exhibition Centre ... More

Woolwich Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Woolwich
Our Launderette
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
6 Pier Parade, Woolwich, London E16
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London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
115 Powis Street, Woolwich, 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

Woolwich Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Woolwich London?
London > Restaurants > The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Woolwich, London SE18
Aiming to take on Pret and Subway in the sandwich stakes, Potbelly specialises in deep-filled hot, toasted sandwiches, live music and shakes. The sandwich shop on ... More
Rhodes BBQ
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Unit F, Standard Industrial Estate, Henley Road, Woolwich, London E16
Takeaway, slow cooked just like in the States. ... More

Woolwich Leisure

Woolwich gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
F1 City Racing Circuit
London > Leisure > Activities
Gate 119, Connaught Bridge, Royal Victoria Dock, Woolwich, London E16
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Thames Barrier Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Barrier Point Road, off Woolwich Road, Woolwich, London E16
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Waterfront Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
High Street, Woolwich, London SE18
Public Fitness Club ... More

Woolwich Education

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

Woolwich Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Woolwich.
Drew Community Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14a Camel Road, Silvertown, Woolwich, London E16
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Meridian Business Centre London City Airport
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Meridian Business Centre City Airport, Royal Docks, Woolwich, London E16
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Travelodge London City Airport
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hartmann Road, Silvertown, Woolwich, London E16
Boasting easy access to the airport terminal this hotel is both convenient and comfortable. Fusing contemporary design with a myriad of mod cons this up-to-date ... More
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