Blackheath Common

 
 
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Blackheath CommonBlackheath Common, to the south of Greenwich Park, is a World Heritage Site. It benefits from a high vantage point beside the Thames so you get some good views over the capital and from Point Hill you can see the three counties of Essex, Kent and Surrey laid out before you. There are four ponds on the site with the Hare and Billet pond having the most natural appearance. Once heathland covered with gorse, the area takes on a more managed appearance although wild flowers are still encouraged to grow. It's also steeped in history. King Henry V met Londoners here returning from his triumph at Agincourt and Wat Tyler's band of rebels grouped here during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Dick Turpin was among the highwaymen who used to prey on passengers travelling from London to Dover. The heath has a long history of hosting fairs and community gatherings, a tradition which continues to this day. Free firework displays take place each November alongside annual kite-flying festivals earlier in the year. As anyone who's braved the London marathon will know, the heath is the starting point for the annual 25-mile challenge.

 

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Lewisham Railway Station
 
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June 2010

Bike and Kite Festival Blackheath Common, SE3 7AS 12th & 13th June 2010 A colourful collection of kites fills the skies over Blackheath on this midsummer...

 
 
Family Fun

Zippos Circus Blackheath Common, SE3 | Brockwell Park, SE24 29th March - 10th April | 12th-17th April 2012 Zippos Circus comes to town this spring performing...

 
 
June 2009

Bike and Kite Festival Blackheath Common, SE3 7AS 13th & 14th June 2009 A colourful collection of kites fills the skies over Blackheath on this midsummer weekend...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  24% off
30 Stockwell Street, SE10 | 17 minutes from Blackheath Common
For two centuries, maritime Greenwich was the heart of a naval empire that ruled every sea in the world. Home of the international dateline, this area ...More
 
 
 
Novotel London Greenwich London
Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £58  28% off
173-185 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
One of the best in this popular chain, the Novotel Greenwich's lovely position at the heart of Maritime Greenwich is only half its appeal. The restaurant ...More
 
 
 
De Vere Venues Devonport House London
De Vere Venues Devonport House
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £58  40% off
King William Walk, SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
Situated on the World Heritage Site in Greenwich and steeped in naval history, Devonport House offers you the perfect way to enjoy London buzz, without the ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Blackheath Common

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Peckham Rye Common London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 3 miles from Blackheath Common
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ...More
 
 
 
Potters Fields Park London
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 4.3 miles from Blackheath Common
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ...More
 
 
 
 
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Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ...More
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
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The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.4 miles from Blackheath Common
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ...More
 
 
 
Revolution Karting London
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Revolution Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 3.7 miles from Blackheath Common
It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Blackheath Common

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Seann Walsh: 28 London
On Soon
Seann Walsh: 28
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 20th December 2014 - 8pm
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 | 9 minutes from Blackheath Common
Observational storytelling from the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and BBC1's Live At The Apollo....More
 
 
 
Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra London
Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd January 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 | 9 minutes from Blackheath Common
Martin Andre conducts the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra in a programme that unwraps and explores the wonderful soundworld of the orchestra....More
 
 
 
Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, Side-By-Side London
Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, Side-By-Side
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - 6pm-10pm
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 | 9 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Blackheath Halls London
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Blackheath Halls
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
23 Lee Road, SE3 | 9 minutes from Blackheath Common
Compile a list of London's major arts and entertainment venues and the Blackheath Halls won't immediately spring to mind as being one of the most high ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Picturehouse London
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 16 minutes from Blackheath Common
This Greenwich cinema has not been a resounding success. Since opening in 1989 it's gone bankrupt twice, closing down for long periods. Fortunately for locals - ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Playhouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
The Greenwich Playhouse is one of the most modern theatres in the London area. It's certainly not the biggest - it has seating capacity for 84 ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Blackheath Common

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackheath Common
Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection London
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Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 6 minutes from Blackheath Common
Ranger's House is an 18th century, Grade I listed, red brick villa built in 1723 which became the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich Park'. ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
Old, enclosed Royal Park. A World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) ...More
 
 
 
Fan Museum London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from Blackheath Common
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in a ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Blackheath Common

The best shops and markets near Blackheath Common
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park London
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ...More
 
 
 
The Bookshop on the Heath London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
A book lovers gem. As one of London's oldest and last remaining second-hand bookshops, this bookshop stocks signed first editions and collectables as well as local ...More
 
 
 
Simon Carter Blackheath London
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Simon Carter Blackheath
London > Shopping > Menswear
9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 6 minutes from Blackheath Common
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ...More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Blackheath Common

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Pavillion Tea House London
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Pavillion Tea House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Greenwhich Park, Blackheath Gate, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
A nice traditional park cafe that makes its standard tea house fare from top quality ingredients. A very decent place to stop for a cup of ...More
 
 
 
Café Rouge - Blackheath London
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Café Rouge - Blackheath
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ...More
 
 
 
Pizza Express London
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
64 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Blackheath Common

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Four Corners London
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4.7 miles from Blackheath Common
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ...More
 
 
 
Chocolate Films Ltd London
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 5.1 miles from Blackheath Common
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ...More
 
 
 
The Making Space London
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5.2 miles from Blackheath Common
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ...More
 
 
 
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Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
London > Leisure >
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ...More
 
 
 
The Paintball Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Paintball Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.4 miles from Blackheath Common
This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ...More
 
 
 
Greenwich Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ...More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Blackheath Common.
The Hill London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hill
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 14 minutes from Blackheath Common
A couple of years back, in 2005, the Barley Mow became The Hill and changed from an average local (with a dodgy clientele) to a gastropub ...More
 
 
 
The Greenwich Union London
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The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 14 minutes from Blackheath Common
...More
 
 
 
Bar Du Musee Café London
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Bar Du Musee Café
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, , SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
...More
 
 
 
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Blackheath Common clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Proud2 at The O2 London
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Proud2 at The O2
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ...More
 
 
 
The Old Brewery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 20 minutes from Blackheath Common
Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ...More
 
 
 
Studio 338 London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 34 minutes from Blackheath Common
Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Blackheath Common

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackheath Common.
The O2 London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ...More
 
 
 
Eltham Palace London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eltham Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Court Yard, Off Court Rd, SE9 | 2.5 miles from Blackheath Common
Restored by English Heritage, this fantastic house offers visitors the chance to indulge in the opulence of 1930s Britain whilst at the same time experiencing the ...More
 
 
 
Laban London
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 23 minutes from Blackheath Common
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ...More
 
 
 
 

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Jack And The Beanstalk
Jack And The Beanstalk
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Greenwich Theatre 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Andrew Pollard returns to Greenwich Theatre to present his version of the classic tale about a boy called Jack who, ...More

 
Professional Class With Sonia Rafferty: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 19th December 2014 

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Contemporary dance class for professional dancers....More

Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

From July, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich marks the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with Ships, Clocks and ...More

 
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Maritime Museum 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores ...More

 
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

National Maritime Museum 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation ...More

 
War Artists At Sea
War Artists At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

The Queen's House 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's ...More

 
Longitude Punk'd
Longitude Punk'd
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Longitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich ...More

 
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

National Maritime Museum 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Opening on Trafalgar Day (21st October 2013), Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum ...More

 
Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest For Longitude
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

An exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act, 1714, telling the story of the race ...More

 

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London's Hidden Bars and Restaurants
London's Hidden Bars and Restaurants

Away from the tourist hotspots and chain restaurants, London boasts an array of hidden venues. From restaurants disguised as sex ...More

 
Christmas Fishmongers in London
Christmas Fishmongers in London

Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish, popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the ...More

 
Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life
Exhibitions | 14th January 2015 - 4th April 2015 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

An exhibition of works by one of Italy's most widely respected modern painters. Toward the end of the 1930s, rebelling ...More

A Mad World My Masters
Theatre | 27th April 2015 - 9th May 2015 

Barbican Centre

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan ...More

Strictly Come Dancing Live: Wembley Arena
Strictly Come Dancing Live: Wembley Arena
Dance | 5th February 2015 - 6th February 2015 

SSE Arena, Wembley

The glitzy BBC television show is brought to life on stages around the country once again in 2015, returning for ...More

 
McBusted
Concerts | 4th April 2015 - 5th April 2015 

The O2 Arena

Making the most of their surprise success after forming in early 2014, super group McBusted perform two nights at the ...More

The Dark Circus Party New Year's Eve Special
The Dark Circus Party New Year's Eve Special
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

The Grand Hall

Belle Epoque invites Londoners into their velvet-draped big top this New Year's Eve for a special Dark Circus Party. Moving ...More

 
The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
The Ealing Park Tavern
Opened Mid December 2014 

One of Ealing's most historic pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern, re-opens in mid-December 2014 under new owners Tom and Ed ...More

Bocconcino Pizzeria
Bocconcino Pizzeria
Opened 1st December 2014 

Authentic wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes are the order of the day at Bocconcino Pizzeria, a high-end pizza ...More

 
 
 
 
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