London Area Guides
Greenwich Area Guide
Our area guide to Greenwich 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 SE10, SE7
This part of London is of course famous for its association with the navy and Greenwich Mean Time. It has a long history and a plethora of historical buildings and museums to visit, along with the beautiful river frontage.
Property Types & Architecture
Grand impressive Georgian terraces in roads west of the beautiful Greenwich park boast facades to match their heady prices. Anything west of the busy A102M attracts a high premium. Greenwich Village remains a quaint, if touristy mix of antique and second hand bookshops.
Shopping & Entertainment
The area has no large shopping centre, but has many craft, bric-a-brac and book shops. There is also a large modern supermarket on Greenwich Peninsula.
Many restaurants and bars mainly to help cater for the large number of tourists that visit. There is also Greenwich Theatre.
Parks & Commons
Greenwich Park offers excellent views of London from the top of the hill near the Royal Observatory.
Who lives here?
Wealthier families. Professional couples.
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Guide to Greenwich transport links
Recent transport links have made Greenwich a much more attractive place to live especially for those commuting to the Isle of Dogs, the City and West End. Though the only underground station, North Greenwich, is not ideally situated for residents, as it was originally built to cater for visitors to the Millennium Dome is the Jubilee line. The Docklands Light Railway now extend to Greenwich and also connects into the Jubilee line and makes the journey time into the City approximately 20 minutes.
There is also a rail line into London Bridge with a journey time of 15 minutes along with several bus routes.
- Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (Zone 2)
- Deptford Bridge (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
North Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Schools in Greenwich & Exam Results
Schools in Greenwich fall under the Greenwich Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Greenwich by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Greenwich
Greenwich 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 1 councils covering the Greenwich 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
Greenwich Local Authorities
Greenwich is represented by Greenwich Council 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.
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