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Oxleas WoodsThe 77 hectare Oxleas Woods to the north of Eltham is, along with neighbouring Jack Wood and Castle Wood, part of Shooters Hill Woodlands. The name 'Oxleas' comes from the Saxon word for 'pasture for oxen' which gives a clue as to its former use. The area includes ancient woodland some of which is at least 8000 years old, dating from the Ice Age. Trees from here were used in Woolwich and Deptford Dockyards for ship-building, and may have been used for ships which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. The woodlands today are dominated by tall oak, hazel and sweet chestnut trees. Ash and silver birch also common, with some wild service trees, hornbeam and hazel. The foliage provides a home for woodpeckers, chiffchaff, nuthatches, tree creepers and wood warblers. In the 1980s, Oxleas Woodlands were threatened by a new road development. After a widespread local and national protest, the proposals were dropped. It was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1984. Taking the Green Chain Walk you can stroll from here via the Thames Barrier and Erith to Crystal Palace Park.

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    Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 57 39% off
    Bugsby Way, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
    Sunborn London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 85 22% off
    Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
    Staying at this modern water-borne hotel is like going on a cruise without leaving the city. Moored at Royal Victoria Dock, the riverside location is picturesque ... More
    Crowne Plaza London Docklands
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 66 30% off
    Western Gateway, E16 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Nunhead Cemetery
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Linden Grove, SE15 | 5.1 miles from Oxleas Woods
    Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
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    Victoria Park
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Approach Road, Hackney, London | 6.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
    One of London’s best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. Inside the park's boundaries countless varieties of trees stripe the ... More
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    Bunhill Fields
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 7.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
    Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together within ... More
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    Royal Artillery Barracks
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18 | 28 minutes from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Eltham Palace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Court Yard, off Court Road, SE9 | 29 minutes from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum
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    Royal Arsenal, SE18 | 35 minutes from Oxleas Woods
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    23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Brick Lane Music Hall
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    443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Greenwich Picturehouse
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    180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Simon Carter Blackheath
    London > Shopping > Menswear
    9 Tranquil Vale, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    The Bookshop on the Heath
    London > Shopping > Books
    74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 | 2.6 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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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    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Greenwich Park
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    Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Avenue, Se10 | 2.8 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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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    Potbelly
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    The Street, Westfield Stratford City, SE18 | 2 miles from Oxleas Woods
    Aiming to take on Pret and Subway in the sandwich stakes, Potbelly specialises in deep-filled hot, toasted sandwiches, live music and shakes. The sandwich shop on ... More
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    Gambardella
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    48 Vanbrugh Park, SE3 | 2.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Yak & Yeti - Eltham
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    86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 25 minutes from Oxleas Woods
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    University of Greenwich
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6.6 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 7.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Greenwich Park
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    Romney Road, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
    London > Leisure > Golf
    Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Brooklyn Bowl
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    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    The Trafalgar Tavern
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    Park Row, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    The Hill
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    89 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    Studio 338
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    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
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    ExCel London Exhibition Centre
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    Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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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 | 3.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
    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
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    Eltham Palace
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    Court Yard, Off Court Rd, SE9 | 29 minutes from Oxleas Woods
    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

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