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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On BlackheathOn BlackheathOn BlackheathAfter its inaugural year in 2014, music and food festival On Blackheath is back this summer. Taking place on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, its headliners for 2015 are Elbow and Madness, with the Manic Street Preachers, Anna Calvi, Kelis and Laura Mvula also performing. A number of supporting stages will also be on sit2015-09-12T00:00:00+01002015-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Blackheath Common,   Shooters Hill Road      SE3 0UA
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Festivals
DATES  Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015
After its inaugural year in 2014, music and food festival On Blackheath is back this summer. Taking place on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, its headliners for 2015 are Elbow and Madness, with the Manic Street Preachers, Anna Calvi, Kelis and Laura Mvula also performing. A number of supporting stages will also be on sit... More about this event
 
 

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Railway Stations

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Blackheath Railway Station
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
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    London > Shopping > Specialists
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
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    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 34 minutes from Blackheath Common
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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