BETA

LondonTown

Blackheath Common

Address
Shooters Hill Road, Lewisham, SE3 0UA
Telephone
Nearby
Blackheath Common

Blackheath 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.

Blackheath Common events

On BlackheathOn BlackheathOn BlackheathAfter its inaugural year in 2014, music and food festival On Blackheath is back this summer. Taking place on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, its headliners for 2015 are Elbow and Madness, with the Manic Street Preachers, Anna Calvi, Kelis and Laura Mvula also performing. A number of supporting stages will also be on sit12th September 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road SE3 0UA
Category: event

On Blackheath

DatesSaturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015

After its inaugural year in 2014, music and food festival On Blackheath is back this summer. Taking place on Blackheath Common, home to the start of the London Marathon, its headliners for 2015 are Elbow and Madness, with the Manic Street Preachers, Anna Calvi, Kelis and Laura Mvula also performing. A number of supporting stages will also be on sit...More about this event

r event r Concerts r Rock & Pop - Festivals

Blackheath Common images

L R
Blackheath Common
The London Marathon At Blackheath
Blackheath Common - The London Marathon At Blackheath

Map for Blackheath Common

4

Railway Stations

r
r
Lewisham Railway Station
16 minutes walk

Further articles featuring Blackheath Common on LondonTown.com

London Calendar 2015

Find out the best London 2015 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2015 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

q
O
The Best

Hotels near Blackheath Common

Near Blackheath Common

Check-in

--

Check-out

--
+ another room

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:
    Okay
    Book today and also receive extras worth over £250!
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel London

    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel

    from 71 35% off
    South Quay, London, E14 9SH 2.3 miless away from Blackheath Common

    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ...More

    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf London

    Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf

    from 48 42% off
    5 Fairmont Avenue, London, E14 9JB 2.5 miless away from Blackheath Common

    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

    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich London

    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich

    from 57 38% off
    Bugsby Way, London, SE10 0GD 31 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Alternative Parks and Gardens nearest Blackheath Common

    Nearest to Blackheath Common
    Crossrail Place Roof Garden London
    m

    Crossrail Place Roof Garden

    West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, E14 5AB 2.6 miless away from Blackheath Common

    With its semi open-air timber lattice roof the Crossrail Place Roof Garden on top of the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf provides a welcoming public space, ...More

    Peckham Rye Common London
    m

    Peckham Rye Common

    Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR 3 miless away 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

    Greenwich Park London
    m

    Greenwich Park

    Romney Road, London, SE10 9NF 12 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Leisure near Blackheath Common

    Blackheath Common gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range London
    m

    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range

    Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ 2.1 miless away from Blackheath Common

    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

    Brooklyn Bowl London
    m

    Brooklyn Bowl

    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX 2.2 miless away 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
    m

    The Paintball Centre

    Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14 9SF 2.4 miless away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Events near Blackheath Common

    Near Blackheath Common
    On Blackheath London
    m

    On Blackheath

    Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015
    Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE3 0UA Same location as Blackheath Common

    After its inaugural year in 2014, music and food festival On Blackheath is back this summer. Taking place on Blackheath Common, home to the start of ...More

    The Greenwich Swing Dance Picnic London

    The Greenwich Swing Dance Picnic

    On Soon
    Dates: Sunday 23rd August 2015 - 2pm-6pm
    Greenwich Park, Romney Road, London, SE10 9NF 12 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    Outdoor music, plus dance classes, with performances by The Silver Ghosts and John Barnes, dance class by Loretta Manson and Onel Brooks and DJs Mel, Judy ...More

    London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge London

    London to Canterbury Cycle Challenge

    Dates: Sunday 13th September 2015 - 8am-5pm
    Greenwich Park, Romney Road, London, SE10 9NF 12 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Entertainment near Blackheath Common

    Near Blackheath Common
    Blackheath Halls London
    m

    Blackheath Halls

    23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ 9 minutes away 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
    m

    Greenwich Picturehouse

    180 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NN 16 minutes away 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
    m

    Greenwich Playhouse

    Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA 18 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Sights and Attractions near Blackheath Common

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackheath Common
    Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection London
    m

    Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection

    Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, London, SE10 8QX 6 minutes away 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

    Fan Museum London
    m

    Fan Museum

    12 Crooms Hill, London, SE10 8ER 15 minutes away 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

    Royal Observatory Greenwich London
    m

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF 16 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Shopping near Blackheath Common

    The best shops and markets near Blackheath Common
    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park London
    m

    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park

    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, London, Se10 8QY 4 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    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 Bookshop on the Heath London
    m

    The Bookshop on the Heath

    74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0BW 5 minutes away 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
    m

    Simon Carter Blackheath

    9 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BU 6 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Restaurants near Blackheath Common

    What are the best dining options near Blackheath Common London?
    Pavillion Tea House London
    m

    Pavillion Tea House

    Greenwhich Park, Blackheath Gate, London, SE10 8QY 4 minutes away 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

    Caf Rouge - Blackheath London
    m

    Caf Rouge - Blackheath

    16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0TA 5 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Caf Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ...More

    Pizza Express London
    m

    Pizza Express

    64 Tranquil Vale, London, SE3 0BN 5 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Education near Blackheath Common

    Near Blackheath Common
    Four Corners London
    m

    Four Corners

    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, E2 0QN 4.7 miless away 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

    London College Of Communication London
    m

    London College Of Communication

    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB 4.8 miless away from Blackheath Common

    From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ...More

    University of Greenwich London
    m

    University of Greenwich

    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS 21 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Leisure near Blackheath Common

    Blackheath Common gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range London
    m

    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range

    Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ 2.1 miless away from Blackheath Common

    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

    Brooklyn Bowl London
    m

    Brooklyn Bowl

    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX 2.2 miless away 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

    Greenwich Park London
    m

    Greenwich Park

    Romney Road, London, SE10 9NF 12 minutes away 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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Pubs near Blackheath Common

    The best pubs near London Blackheath Common.
    The Hill London
    m

    The Hill

    89 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8SE 14 minutes away 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
    m

    The Greenwich Union

    56 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RT 14 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    ...More

    Bar Du Musee Caf London
    m

    Bar Du Musee Caf

    17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JB 18 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    ...More

    q
    O
    The Best

    Nightlife near Blackheath Common

    Blackheath Common clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Proud2 at The O2 London
    m

    Proud2 at The O2

    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX 2.2 miless away 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

    The Old Brewery London
    m

    The Old Brewery

    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9LW 20 minutes away 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

    Studio 338 London
    m

    Studio 338

    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 0PF 34 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    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

    q
    O
    The Best

    Meeting venue hire near Blackheath Common

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackheath Common.
    The O2 London
    m

    The O2

    Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX 2.2 miless away 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

    Old Royal Naval College London
    m

    Old Royal Naval College

    Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, SE10 9LW 20 minutes away from Blackheath Common

    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

    Laban London
    m

    Laban

    Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 3DZ 23 minutes away 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

    Also in Shooters Hill Road

    Our recommendations in the same street as Blackheath Common

    No.
    Title
    Category

    Alternate names and popular misspellings for Blackheath Common

    Blackheath Common, Blackheath Comon

    Hotels Near Blackheath Common

    1:

    What's On Today Near Blackheath Common

    Fans Of The Belle Epoque
    r
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015
    r
    Fan Museum  15 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

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

    Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
    r
    Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016
    r
    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

    r
    Kids Events | Until 30th August 2015
    r
    Royal Observatory Greenwich  16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

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

    r
    Kids Events | Until 31st August 2015
    r
    Royal Observatory Greenwich  16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    Learn about life in the 18th-century Royal Observatory.... More

    r
    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015
    r
    National Maritime Museum  16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    Dress as a swashbuckler for a pirate-themed day.... More

    r
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015
    r
    National Maritime Museum  16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    Punchdrunk Enrichment's theatrical journey through the collection of maritime artefacts.... More

    Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
    r
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015
    r
    National Maritime Museum  16 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

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

    Street Feast: Model Market
    r
    Foodie Events | Until 25th September 2015
    r
    196 Lewisham High Street  18 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    Following on from ten weeks of partying at Hawker House, Street Feast now returns to Lewisham for a second year ... More

    r
    Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2015
    r
    Old Royal Naval College  20 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    More

    r
    Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2015
    r
    Old Royal Naval College  20 minutes walk from Blackheath Common

    Discover more about the historic buildings.... More

     
    D
    London Hotels

    From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for Blackheath Common hotels, including Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich from 40% off.

     
    20 YEARS
    The London Experts