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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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Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2019. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

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Canada Square Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.6 miles from Oxleas Woods
Open space in the centre of Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park is a popular outdoor area for concerts and screenings of sporting events in the ... 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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Sights and Attractions near Oxleas Woods

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oxleas Woods
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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
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Royal Arsenal, SE18 | 35 minutes from Oxleas Woods
From sling-shot to missile, this museum traces the evolution of artillery and really is explosive in content. Housing Europe's widest variety of historic and modern ... More
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Entertainment near Oxleas Woods

Near Oxleas Woods
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Blackheath Halls
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
23 Lee Road, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
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Brick Lane Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
443 North Woolwich Road, E16 | 2.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
One of London's last surviving traditional music halls.... More
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Magazine London
London > Entertainment >
Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf , Magazine London ... More
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Shopping near Oxleas Woods

The best shops and markets near Oxleas Woods
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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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JoJo Maman Bebe, Blackheath
London > Shopping >
21 Montpelier Vale, SE3 | 2.5 miles from Oxleas Woods
JoJo Maman Bébé is a one-stop solution for pregnancy and beyond and offers a wide range of stylish maternity wear, adorable babywear ... 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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Restaurants near Oxleas Woods

What are the best dining options near Oxleas Woods London?
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Potbelly
London > Restaurants >
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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Yak & Yeti - Eltham
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
86 Eltham High Street, SE9 | 25 minutes from Oxleas Woods
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
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Street Feast: Woolwich
London > Restaurants >
14 Plumstead Road, SE18 | 32 minutes from Oxleas Woods
Street food pioneers Street Feast open their fourth permanent site in 2018, bringing an indulgent line-up of traders to Woolwich. Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered ... More
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Education near Oxleas Woods

Near 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
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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Leisure near Oxleas Woods

Oxleas Woods gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 3 miles from Oxleas Woods
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
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Danson Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Danson Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
Danson Park provides a large number of facilities for active recreation and for those who simply like to walk and enjoy its many facets. The location, ... More
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Charlton Lido
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, SE18 | 25 minutes from Oxleas Woods
With the help of an Olympic Legacy investment of over �4 million, Charlton Lido has been given a major upgrade. Part of the ... More
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Pubs near Oxleas Woods

The best pubs near London Oxleas Woods.
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The Trafalgar Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Park Row, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
The pub achieved notoriety selling whitebait (still on the menu) but now the Trafalgar Tavern is a refreshment point for the capital's many visitors. It's hardly ... More
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The Greenwich Union
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
56 Royal Hill, SE10 | 3.4 miles from Oxleas Woods
... More
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The Depot
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Peglar Square, Kidbrooke Village , SE3 | 34 minutes from Oxleas Woods
At the heart of one of London's biggest housing-led developments, Kidbrooke Village in South East London, is The Depot , an all-day dining pub ... More
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Nightlife near Oxleas Woods

Oxleas Woods clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Studio 338
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
Studio 338 opened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. With a capacity of ... 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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NY-LON
London > Nightlife > Bars
The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 3.7 miles from Oxleas Woods
Enjoy the luxuries of a first class travel lounge without leaving terra firma at NY-LON, a swish bar in the entertainment district of The O2. The ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Oxleas Woods

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Oxleas Woods.
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ExCeL London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 3.3 miles from Oxleas Woods
A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London’s purpose built exhibition centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting ... More
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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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