Severndroog Castle

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Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, SE18 3RT

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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.

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Excel Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3 miles from Severndroog Castle
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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
Old Royal Naval College London
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ...More
Eltham Palace London
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Eltham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Court Yard, off Court Road, SE9 | 26 minutes from Severndroog Castle
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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 Severndroog Castle
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Greenwich Park London
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Greenwich Park
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Romney Road, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Royal Observatory Greenwich London
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
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23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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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 | 2.6 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Greenwich Picturehouse London
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Simon Carter Blackheath
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9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Bookshop on the Heath London
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The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 2.3 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 2.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Gambardella London
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Gambardella
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48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 | 2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Villa Moura
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
121 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Yak & Yeti - Eltham
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86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 22 minutes from Severndroog Castle
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Four Corners London
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6.4 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Making Space London
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London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 7.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 7.3 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Greenwich Park London
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Brooklyn Bowl London
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Brooklyn Bowl
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Paintball Centre London
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London > Leisure > Activities
Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Trafalgar Tavern
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Park Row, SE10 | 3 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Hill London
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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Studio 338 London
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.1 miles from Severndroog Castle
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The Old Brewery London
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The Old Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Proud2 at The O2 London
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Proud2 at The O2
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The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
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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 | 3.2 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Severndroog Castle
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Court Yard, Off Court Rd, SE9 | 26 minutes from Severndroog Castle
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