Oxleas Woods

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Oxleas WoodsThe 77 hectare Oxleas Woods to the north of Eltham is, along with neighbouring Jack Wood and Castle Wood, part of Shooters Hill Woodlands. The name 'Oxleas' comes from the Saxon word for 'pasture for oxen' which gives a clue as to its former use. The area includes ancient woodland some of which is at least 8000 years old, dating from the Ice Age. Trees from here were used in Woolwich and Deptford Dockyards for ship-building, and may have been used for ships which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. The woodlands today are dominated by tall oak, hazel and sweet chestnut trees. Ash and silver birch also common, with some wild service trees, hornbeam and hazel. The foliage provides a home for woodpeckers, chiffchaff, nuthatches, tree creepers and wood warblers. In the 1980s, Oxleas Woodlands were threatened by a new road development. After a widespread local and national protest, the proposals were dropped. It was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1984. Taking the Green Chain Walk you can stroll from here via the Thames Barrier and Erith to Crystal Palace Park.

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Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
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Bugsby Way, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
Staying at this hotel puts you right in the centre of Greenwich, with a thousand years of British naval history on your doorstep, as well shops, ...More
Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands London
Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands
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Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Aloft London ExCeL London
Aloft London ExCeL
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Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, E16 | 3.1 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
Nunhead Cemetery London
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Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 5.1 miles from Oxleas Woods
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ...More
Victoria Park London
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Victoria Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Approach Road, Hackney, London | 6.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
One of London’s best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. Inside the park's boundaries countless varieties of trees stripe the ...More
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London Pleasure Gardens London
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London Pleasure Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Royal Victoria Docks, E16 | 2.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
(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
Red House (William Morris Museum) London
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Red House (William Morris Museum)
London > Attractions > Museums
Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, DA6 | 2.8 miles from Oxleas Woods
The William Morris-designed Red House in Bexleyheath was once described as "the beautifullest place on earth" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, whose paintings are on show inside ...More
Eltham Palace London
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Eltham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Court Yard, off Court Road, SE9 | 29 minutes from Oxleas Woods
Restored by English Heritage, this fantastic house boasts Britain's finest Art Deco interior and offers visitors the chance to indulge in the opulence of 1930s Britain ...More
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Blackheath Halls London
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Blackheath Halls
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23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Brick Lane Music Hall London
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Brick Lane Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
One of London's last surviving traditional music halls....More
Greenwich Picturehouse London
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
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Simon Carter Blackheath London
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Simon Carter Blackheath
London > Shopping > Menswear
9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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 Bookshop on the Heath London
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The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 2.6 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
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 | 2.8 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Gambardella London
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Gambardella
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48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 | 2.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Royal Nepalese London
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Royal Nepalese
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2 - 4 Station Crescent, Westcombe Park, SE3 | 2.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Yak & Yeti - Eltham London
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Yak & Yeti - Eltham
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86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 25 minutes from Oxleas Woods
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Four Corners London
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6.6 miles from Oxleas Woods
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 | 7.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Workers' Educational Association London
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Workers' Educational Association
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 7.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More
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Greenwich Park London
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Romney Road, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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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 | 4.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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The Trafalgar Tavern London
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ...More
The Greenwich Union London
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The Greenwich Union
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56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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The Hill London
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The Hill
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89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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Studio 338 London
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
The Old Brewery London
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
Proud2 at The O2 London
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Proud2 at The O2
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The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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ExCel London Exhibition Centre London
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ExCel London Exhibition Centre
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Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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The O2 London
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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 | 29 minutes from Oxleas Woods
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

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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
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The Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars (Over 5s)
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