Home to a number of London’s leading and most iconic attractions, Greenwich is a thriving part of the capital. From leading concert venues like the O2 Arena to innovative transport methods such as the cable car river crossing and landmarks including the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum and more – plus a wealth of highly attractive properties to buy and rent.
All of this means that living in Greenwich has never been so appealing. Greenwich is one of the leading and most famous parts of London. Situated in the south-east of the capital, on the banks of the River Thames, the Greenwich area continues to attract thousands of visitors every year who are keen to take in the famous sights and attractions.
With a growing population, excellent transport links and a wealth of attractions on the doorstep it’s easy to see why interest in properties in this part of London is on the increase. The new developments in Greenwich have attracted residents and tenants from all walks of life; from across the capital, all over the UK and even further afield.
The History of Greenwich
Greenwich is world famous for being home to the Prime Meridian where the term Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) originated and it eventually led to Greenwich gaining UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Historically Greenwich was one of the leading naval areas in the country. The excellent location, right on the Thames, meant that travelling and transporting goods was relatively simple and Greenwich soon became one of the world’s most influential maritime locations.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich, to use its official title after being awarded Royal Borough status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 boats a rich maritime history and many key components from the era can be found in the National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Living in Greenwich
Speak to anyone involved in the development of the Greenwich area of London and they’ll tell you that the recent renovations and new housing developments have transformed the look and feel of not only Greenwich but the surrounding areas.
They have paved the way for new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and bars along the river; helping to change the culture in Greenwich and transforming it into the kind of area where everyone can feel at home.
Despite being only a stone’s throw from the centre of London, living in Greenwich is anything but “city living.” The vast green space of Greenwich Park offers stunning views across the capital including The City, along with being home to a small herd of deer.
Greenwich is also a popular student area of London with Goldsmith’s one of the closest Universities and the number of student rentals in Greenwich is on the rise with landlords looking to offer high quality student accommodation in this student-friendly part of the capital.
Buying Property in Greenwich
The growing popularity of the area and the excellent transport links has led to an increase in interest from people looking to buy properties in Greenwich. The Central London business districts of Canary Wharf and The City of London are just a short journey by public transport making houses and flats in Greenwich some of the most in-demand anywhere in the capital.
Many of the luxury new developments in Greenwich such as the beautiful Signal Townhouses in SE10 have generated interest since the moment the plans were released. The collection of 16 elegant 3-bedroom townhouses available from early 2018 offer bespoke kitchen designs, exposed brick feature walls, courtyard gardens and light, spacious living areas.
You can find out more about Greenwich, the local area and all 33 of the capital’s boroughs in the CBRE Residential Borough by Borough review.
- North Greenwich
- Cutty Sark
- Maze Hill