Blackheath Common

 
 
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Shooters Hill Road, SE3 0UA
 
 
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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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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Blackheath Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Lewisham Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Blackheath Common gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Blackheath Lacrosse Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Blackheath, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Greenwich Park, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Sights and Attractions near Blackheath Common

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blackheath Common
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 6 minutes 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
 
 
 
Age Exchange Reminiscence Centre
London > Attractions > Museums
11 Blackheath Village, SE3 | 8 minutes from Blackheath Common
Small museum depicting everyday life from the 1920s-1940s. There is an old-fashioned shop set up to resemble a 1930s general store, where all exhibits can be ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near 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
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
 
 
 
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The Bookshop on the Heath
London > Shopping > Books
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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Simon Carter Blackheath
London > Shopping > Menswear
9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 6 minutes from Blackheath Common
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What are the best dining options near Blackheath Common London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pavillion Tea House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Greenwhich Park, Blackheath Gate, SE10 | 4 minutes 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
 
 
 
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Café Rouge - Blackheath
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
64 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Shooters Hill Road, SE3 | Same location as Blackheath Common
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Blackheath Lacrosse Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Blackheath, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Greenwich Park, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Pubs near Blackheath Common

The best pubs near London Blackheath Common.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 21 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
460 New Cross Road, Deptford, SE14 | 26 minutes from Blackheath Common
Freehouse very well received by the locals who include Goldsmith's Art College students and indie kids. Under its previous guise (as the Paradise Bar), Bloc Party, ... More
 
 
 
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The Amersham Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
388 New Cross Road, SE14 | 29 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Nightlife near Blackheath Common

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Zero Degrees
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Montepelier Row, SE3 | 5 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Meeting venue hire near Blackheath Common

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blackheath Common.
The Pavilion Teahouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 | 4 minutes from Blackheath Common
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Ranger's House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, SE10 | 6 minutes from Blackheath Common
Ranger's is an 18th century, Grade I listed, red brick villa. Behind its walls lives the Wernher Collection - a stunning collection of medieval and Renaissance ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon
Theatre | Until 11th February 2016 

Greenwich Theatre 5.49 miles from Blackheath Common

A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo's explosive visual imagination. ...More

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2016 

National Maritime Museum 5.6 miles from Blackheath Common

The National Maritime Museum explores the life of one of history's best-known Londoners, diarist Samuel Pepys, this year with major ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2016 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5.6 miles from Blackheath Common

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

 
 
 
 
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