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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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Blackheath Railway Station
 
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Lewisham Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 19 minutes from Blackheath Common
Housed in a former police section house, the DoubleTree by Hilton London - Greenwich offers contemporary accommodation while retaining the building's historic 1940s charm. The tranquil ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  30% off
Bugsby Way, SE10 | 31 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Crossrail Place Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.6 miles from Blackheath Common
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Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 3 miles from Blackheath Common
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Greenwich Park
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Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 2.1 miles from Blackheath Common
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Brooklyn Bowl
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
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The Spa at InterContinental London - The O2
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
InterContinental London - The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 2.3 miles from Blackheath Common
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Blackheath Halls
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
23 Lee Road, SE3 | 9 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Greenwich Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 16 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Greenwich Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 6 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, SE10 | 15 minutes from Blackheath Common
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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 16 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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The Bookshop on the Heath
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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
 
 
 
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21 Montpelier Vale, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Pavillion Tea House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Greenwhich Park, Blackheath Gate, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
64 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4.7 miles from Blackheath Common
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4.8 miles from Blackheath Common
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University of Greenwich
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 21 minutes from Blackheath Common
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
 
 
 
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O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
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Romney Road, SE10 | 12 minutes from Blackheath Common
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The Hill
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89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 14 minutes from Blackheath Common
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56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 14 minutes from Blackheath Common
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17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 | 18 minutes from Blackheath Common
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NY-LON
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The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
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The Old Brewery
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The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 20 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Studio 338
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338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 34 minutes from Blackheath Common
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Blackheath Common
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Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 20 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 23 minutes from Blackheath Common
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