London Area Guides
Blackheath Area Guide
Our area guide to Blackheath gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE3, SE13, SE12
Trendy bars, shops and sought after Victorian homes ensure that Blackheath Village remains ever popular with middle class and young professionals. Residing in both the boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich, Blackheath has little to offer in terms of bargains.
Property Types & Architecture
Expensive Victorian terraces are to be found in the roads surrounding the town centre whilst larger family homes and conversions can be found off the Heath.
Shopping & Entertainment
Blackheath Village is the main shopping centre although it is not that extensive. A few high street names and several individual designer shops. The nearest major shopping centre with an indoor mall is Lewisham.
There are many restaurants and bars around the village centre. Also some good pubs. Blackheath Hall acts as a concert hall and theatre.
Parks & Commons
The area is very green and open with the heath central to everything. Greenwich Park is just to the south and Blackheath Sports & Leisure Club is nearby.
Who lives here?
Middle class families and young professionals attracted by open space and an easy journey into London.
Guide to Blackheath transport links
There is no underground service, but good suburban railway connections with lines into London Bridge and Charing Cross.
- Lewisham (Zone 2, Zone 3)
London Bridge (Zone 1)
Jubilee LineNorthern Line
Blackheath Local Authorities
Blackheath which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Blackheath Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 0 councils covering the Blackheath area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Blackheath & Exam Results
Schools in Blackheath fall under the Greenwich Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Blackheath by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Blackheath
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