Area Guide - Buying Properties in Woolwich


Nestled strategically on the banks of the River Thames, Woolwich is within the Royal Borough of Greenwich stands as a crucial location with a rich history and promising future. Initially renowned for its river crossings through ferry services and foot tunnels, Woolwich gained prominence as the site of the Thames flood barrier, a guardian of London's safety. Traditionally associated with naval dockyards and munitions, the area is undergoing a revival, marked by a planned cultural quarter and the introduction of the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) in 2018.

Area Guide - Buying Properties in Woolwich


With traces of Saxon and Roman presence in this historical 'trading place for wool,' Woolwich boasts the ancient St Lawrence Church, dating back to 1100. Linked to the Norman manor of Eltham, Woolwich served as a hub for naval and military industries for over three centuries. The landscape witnessed the establishment of the dockyard, Royal Arsenal, Royal Ordnance, and various regimental barracks. Notable events include the opening of the first McDonald's restaurant in England in 1974 and the tragic 2013 murder of soldier Lee Rigby, bringing global attention to Woolwich.

Leisure & Amenities

Places to go and things to do in Woolwich:

Places to go and things to do in Woolwich:

  • RumpyPumpy Beach Bar – a pop-up beach bar at Woolwich Works.
  • The Guard House – Roomy pub serving British classics with a vintage vibe.
  • The Visitors’ Book Café
  • Dial Arch a restored 18th century pub.
  • The Star - Friendly local pub with an award-winning pizza kitchen called Sourdough Saloon.
  • Café Spice Namaste – A family-run restaurant serving contemporary street food-inspired Indian cuisines.
  • Dial Arch Located in the heart of the Royal Arsenal Riverside Development, a gorgeous history-rich pub amongst a cosy setting serving traditional pub and modern British dishes.


Commercial Properties in Woolwich:

KALMARs specialise in commercial properties in Woolwich, with a focus on the dynamic local market. We offer a diverse portfolio, ranging from small to large retail units and office spaces. If you're looking to put your property on the market or would like to find a commercial space that fits your business needs, contact us today for tailored solutions and unmatched expertise.

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