Severndroog Castle

ADDRESS
Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT

Nearby

  • Visitor Information

This tower in Jack Wood and Oxleas Wood gets its name - Severndroog or Suvarnadurg meaning 'Golden Fortress' - from the fort off the Malabar Coast to the west of India. It was built in memory of Sir William James who, as commander of the East India Company's fleet, put a stop to pirates who had been attacking ships on nearby trade routes off the west coast of India. Built in 1783 to mark the Captain's death, the 'castle' (more of a tower or folly really) sits on the highest point of Shooter's Hill. Now under the guardianship of Greenwich, it is largely closed to the public but opens occasionally and as part of London Open House weekend which takes place annually in September.

LondonTown.com - Severndroog Castle Location Map

Further articles featuring Severndroog Castle on LondonTown.com

London's Best Events 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.

THE BEST

Hotels near Severndroog Castle

Near Severndroog Castle
Check-in
Check-out
Guests
--
  • --
  • 2 Adults
  • 1 ADULT
  • 2 ADULTS
  • 1 ADULT,
  • 1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
  • 2 ADULTS,
  • 1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
  • 2 ADULTS,
  • 2 CHILDREN (2-12 Years)
  • 3 ADULTS
  • 4 ADULTS
    OTHER CONFIGURATION:
    + another room
    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 53 25% off
    Bugsby Way, SE10 | 2.8 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Crowne Plaza London Docklands
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 66 25% off
    Western Gateway, E16 | 3.4 miles from Severndroog Castle
    The Crowne Plaza Docklands is the main hotel for the giant ExCel Centre. It's a great place to stay if you're visiting a conference or exhibition, ... More
    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 48 30% off
    5 Fairmont Avenue, E14 | 3.9 miles from Severndroog Castle
    Only fifteen minutes from London City Airport by taxi and close to Canary Wharf, the ExCeL exhibition centre and The O2 arena, the Radisson Blu Edwardian ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Eltham Palace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Court Yard, off Court Road, SE9 | 26 minutes from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Royal Artillery Barracks
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18 | 28 minutes from Severndroog Castle
    The Royal Artillery Barrracks are not open to the public. But you can learn about the history of the Gunners at Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum, ... More
    THE BEST

    Sights and Attractions near Severndroog Castle

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Severndroog Castle
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    London Pleasure Gardens
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Royal Victoria Docks, E16 | 2.7 miles from Severndroog Castle
    (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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    London > Attractions > Museums
    National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 2.9 miles from Severndroog Castle
    This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian - the ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Royal Arsenal, SE18 | 36 minutes from Severndroog Castle
    From sling-shot to missile, this museum traces the evolution of artillery and really is explosive in content. Housing Europe's widest variety of historic and modern ... More
    THE BEST

    Entertainment near Severndroog Castle

    Near Severndroog Castle
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Blackheath Halls
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Brick Lane Music Hall
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2.6 miles from Severndroog Castle
    One of London's last surviving traditional music halls.... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Greenwich Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    THE BEST

    Shopping near Severndroog Castle

    The best shops and markets near Severndroog Castle
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Simon Carter Blackheath
    London > Shopping > Menswear
    9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Bookshop on the Heath
    London > Shopping > Books
    74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 2.3 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 2.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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 BEST

    Restaurants near Severndroog Castle

    What are the best dining options near Severndroog Castle London?
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Gambardella
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 | 2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    Caffs & Fry-up's. ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Villa Moura
    London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
    121 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    Fish and Seafood... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Yak & Yeti - Eltham
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 22 minutes from Severndroog Castle
    Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
    THE BEST

    Education near Severndroog Castle

    Near Severndroog Castle
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 3 miles from Severndroog Castle
    The main University of Greenwich campus boasts a picturesque setting on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames within three baroque buildings ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6.4 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 7.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    THE BEST

    Leisure near Severndroog Castle

    Severndroog Castle gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Greenwich Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Romney Road, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
    London > Leisure > Golf
    Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Severndroog Castle
    If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Brooklyn Bowl
    London > Leisure >
    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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 BEST

    Pubs near Severndroog Castle

    The best pubs near London Severndroog Castle.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Trafalgar Tavern
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Park Row, SE10 | 3 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Hill
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Greenwich Union
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
    ... More
    THE BEST

    Nightlife near Severndroog Castle

    Severndroog Castle clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Studio 338
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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 BEST

    Meeting venue hire near Severndroog Castle

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Severndroog Castle.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    ExCel London Exhibition Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
    A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London’s purpose built exhibition centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The O2
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
    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
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Eltham Palace
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Court Yard, Off Court Rd, SE9 | 26 minutes from Severndroog Castle
    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

    Alternate names and popular misspellings for Severndroog Castle

    Severndroog Castle, Severndrog Castle
     
     

    Hotels Near

    Severndroog Castle

     
     
    Near Severndroog Castle All London hotels
    Check-in:
    Check-out:
    Number of rooms:
    Room 1:

    What's On Today

    Near Severndroog Castle

     
     
     
    Greenwich Park 10km
    Leisure | On 30th May 2015 

    Greenwich Park 2.7 miles from Severndroog Castle

    ...More

    Unseen Symposium
    Business Events | On 30th May 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    An interdisciplinary day exploring the nature and implications of looking surgically, legally, astronomically and culturally....More

    Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin
    Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2015 

    The Queen's House 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    Drawings produced during the production of artist Dryden Goodwin's film and artefacts used by all four lookers in their ...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 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    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 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

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

     
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

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

     
    May Half Term Family Fun
    Kids Events | Until 31st May 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    Themed activities....More

    Meet the Time Travellers: Albert And Anna
    Kids Events | Until 31st May 2015 

    Royal Observatory Greenwich 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    Discover Einstein's scientific theories with the help of a present-time companion....More

    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Maritime Museum 2.93 miles from Severndroog Castle

    Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old ...More

     
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015 

    Fan Museum 3.04 miles from Severndroog Castle

    The Fan Museum unveils the very best of its late 19th and early 20th century fans for Fans Of The ...More

     
     
     
     
    SALE
    Hotels near Severndroog Castle

    From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for Severndroog Castle hotels, including Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich from 80% off.

     
     
    Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960