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 BlackheathTaking place on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, On Blackheath is a brand new music and food festival. Boundary-breaking trip-hop band Massive Attack headline the Saturday line-up with support from Aloe Blacc and Young Father. On Sunday Frank Turner, Imelda M13th September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Blackheath Common,   Shooters Hill Road      SE3 0UA
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On Blackheath
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Festivals
DATES  Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014
Taking place on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, On Blackheath is a brand new music and food festival. Boundary-breaking trip-hop band Massive Attack headline the Saturday line-up with support from Aloe Blacc and Young Father. On Sunday Frank Turner, Imelda M... More about this event
 
 

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Railway Stations

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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...

 
 
London Calendar 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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ibis London Greenwich London
ibis London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £42  29% 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  34% 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 £49  25% 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
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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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Back To The Future London
Now On
Back To The Future
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Jul 2014
Greenwich Park, Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
First chapter in the blockbuster trilogy. Young buck Marty McFly travels back in time courtesy of Dr Emmett Brown and his DeLorean time machine, and comes ...More
 
 
 
Gravity London
Now On
Gravity
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 11th to 17th Jul 2014
Greenwich Park, Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
Commander Matt Kowalski, a veteran of the space program on his final mission, provides encouragement to fellow astronaut Shariff and specialist Dr Ryan Stone, who is ...More
 
 
 
Jazz And BBQ At Pavilion Cafe London
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Jazz And BBQ At Pavilion Cafe
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 18th July, 25th July and 1st August 2014 - 6.15pm-8.30pm
Greenwich Park, Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
...More
 
 
 
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
The Bookshop on the Heath London
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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
 
 
 
The Cheeseboard London
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The Cheeseboard
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 14 minutes from Blackheath Common
A small but perfectly formed cheese shop in a pretty little street off the main Greenwich High Road. With over 100 different types to choose from, ...More
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5.2 miles from Blackheath Common
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More
 
 
 
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Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
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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
 
 
 
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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The Hill London
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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
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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
 
 
 
Davy's Wine Bar London
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Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.7 miles from Blackheath Common
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ...More
 
 
 
The Old Brewery London
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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
 
 
 
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The O2 London
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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
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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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Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Seduced! Fans And The Art Of Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Fan Museum 15 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Seduced! Fans & the Art of Advertising presents a fascinating overview of the history of advertising fans, showing how commercial ...More

 
Love And A Bottle: LAMDA
Theatre | Until 14th July 2014 

Greenwich Theatre 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Stella Feehily's adaptation of the Restoration comedy written by George Farquhar....More

Attempts On Her Life: LAMDA
Theatre | Until 15th July 2014 

Greenwich Theatre 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

In Martin Crimp's drama, the audience ponders if one has a uniform identity, in this world of global media and ...More

Professional Class With Sonia Rafferty: Course
Sporting Events | On 14th July 2014 

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

A professional dance workshop....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

 
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

 
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Exhibitions | Until 14th November 2014 

The Queen's House 16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

Rozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the ...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

 
 
 
 
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