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
Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16
Set in an idyllic waterfront location, the Ramada Docklands offers four-star facilities in an impressive new contemporary development. Set in the heart of the London Docklands ... More
 
 
 
Aloft London ExCeL
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, E16
A fresh, fun alternative to stay and play awaits you at Aloft London Excel. Aloft is the only hotel in ExCeL London (directly connected to the ... More
 
 
 
ibis Styles London ExCel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
272-283 Victoria Dock Road, E16
Custom House Hotel is located close to the Excel Exhibition Centre, Greenwich Park and The O2. Nearby points of interest also include the Boleyn Ground Stadium ... More
 
 
 

Woolwich Entertainment

in or near Woolwich
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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
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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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Argos
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?
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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