Is Blackheath a nice place to live in?

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Typical London houses

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Blackheath is an area in Southeast London, straddling the border of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Lewisham. Historically within the county of Kent, it is located 1-mile (1.6 km) northeast of Lewisham, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Greenwich and 6.4 miles (10.3 km) southeast of Charing Cross, the traditional centre of London. “

Is the local life vibrant in Blackheath

It could be that Blackheath has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Blackheath. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Blackheath. Also, knowing what’s available in Blackheath and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Blackheath, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Blackheath? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Blackheath to help you decide to move in there.

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Blackheath. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Blackheath

Pub name Name Address Description
Brockley Brewery & Taproom Unit 28, Chiltonian Industrial Estate, Manor Lane Hither Green SE12 0TX Taproom open Weekends at the brewery’s new brewing site in Hither Green, opened in late 2019. Range of the brewery’s beers available to drink in or take out. Re-opened on 18th February 2023 after a period of refurbishment.
Crown Tavern 117 Burnt Ash Hill Lee SE12 0AJ Built in the 1860s as a multi-roomed pub, the ground floor has been converted into a single space with some separation between areas. As part of refurbishment a purpose built restaurant area (single storey) was added at the rear. Large beer garden at the front with parking and cycle racks at the rear. Function room with own bar on first floor is available for hire. Re-opened after extensive refurbishment on 11 August 2015 with six handpumps.
Duke of Edinburgh 394 Lee High Road Lee SE12 8RW A friendly Victorian corner pub which is the only riverside pub in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated next to the River Quaggy on the main road between Lewisham and Lee. The exterior is little changed since originally built in the 1870s. The interior is not so well preserved being a single room dominated by the front-facing bar. Usually has real ale available. Tuesday night is quiz night which starts at 8.15pm.
Lord Northbrook 116 Burnt Ash Road Lee SE12 8PU This spacious and tastefully furnished corner pub was acquired by Fuller’s in 2016. The interior has pastel shade walls and a rear conservatory restaurant area. Rustic tables and chairs abound and large picture windows give great street views. See the pub’s website for details of various music and other events held including vinyl nights and a fortnightly quiz. You can even listen to an audio book whilst visiting the lavatory!
Summerfield 60 Baring Road Lee SE12 0PS A Victorian house with en-suite letting rooms accommodation above. The U-shaped bar is of a traditional style, augmented with comfortable sofas. Patio seating out front with garden at rear. Quiz on Tuesday.

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Blackheath through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Green space in the city of Blackheath

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Blackheath offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Blackheath?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Blackheath. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Superstore Hancock Road, Bow, London 3.8 618
Tesco Express 162 High Street, London 3.4 93
Tesco Petrol Station Tesco Stores Ltd, Hancock Road, London 3.9 260
Sainsbury’s Local Bromley By Bow Sainsburys Block D The Plaza, Devas Street, London 3.9 214
Premier Unit 1, Caramel Court, Payne Road, London N/A N/A
Tony’s Food Store United Kingdom 4.7 22

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Blackheath

In Blackheath, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

The types of restaurants

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Blackheath, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Clarendon Hotel Montpelier Row, London 4.3 1730
Zerodegrees Microbrewery Restaurant Blackheath 29-31 Montpelier Vale, London 4.3 638
Cafe East Pho 3-5 Montpelier Vale, London 4.3 1493
Buenos Aires Cafe 17 Royal Parade, London 4.3 569
Everest Inn 41 Montpelier Vale, London 4.3 543
Panas Gurkha Restaurant 318 Lee High Road, London 4.3 957
Village Staff Ltd 45 Tranquil Vale, London 4.3 11
Tziganos – Italian & Spanish Restaurant 17 Montpelier Vale, London 4.3 322
Sun Bo Chinese Takeaway 15 Tranquil Vale, Greater, Blackheath, London 4.3 162
GAIL’s Bakery Blackheath 3 Blackheath Village, London 4.3 953
Tasty Grill & Pizza 175 Lee High Road, London 4.3 70
The Hare & Billet 1a Hare and Billet Road, London 4.3 1257
The Saffron Club 39 Tranquil Vale, London 4.3 196
Pizza Express 64-66 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London 4.3 630
Taste of Raj 9 Royal Parade, Blackheath, London 4.3 460
The Crown – Blackheath 49 Tranquil Vale, London 4.3 742
The Vintage Fish 120 Lee Road, London 4.3 244
Côte Blackheath 15-16 Royal Parade, Blackheath, London 4.3 1110
Madeleine’s Creperie (Restaurant,Ice cream,Cafe) 1 Tranquil Vale, London 4.3 581
Blackheath Fish & Chips 1 Blackheath Village, London 4.3 163

The things you might need in Blackheath

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Blackheath name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Blackheath, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Blackheath entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Blackheath Tranquil Vale, Greater, Blackheath, London 4.4 53

Post offices in Blackheath

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Blackheath can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Blackheath Village Post Office Blackheath Grove, London 3.4 26

Medical institutions in Blackheath

Blackheath has 15 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Blackheath Hospital 40-42 Lee Terrace, London 4.5 847
Cloud Health Independents Road, Blackheath, London 4.7 15
Sinus Surgery Centre 40-42 Lee Terrace, London N/A N/A
Lewisham Medical Centre 308 Lee High Road, London 3.6 256
Mr Anthony Aymat 10 Independents Road, London N/A N/A
Mr Ricard Simo 10 Independents Road, London N/A N/A
Mr Irfan Syed 10 Independents Road, London N/A N/A
Mr Javier Moraleda 10 Independents Road, London N/A N/A
ics-partners Recruitment & Training P O Box 56414, Blackheath, London N/A N/A
Miles Parnell Ophthalmology BMI Blackheath Hospital, 40-42 Lee Terrace, London N/A N/A
Dr Charles Mazhude 40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London N/A N/A
Dr Aathavan Loganayagam 40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London N/A N/A
Mr Petr J Hanek 40-42 Lee Terrace, London N/A N/A
Neeraj Kumar Garg – BMI The Blackheath Hospital 40-42 Lee Terrace, London 5 1
Nhs United Kingdom N/A N/A

Schools around Blackheath

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Blackheath

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
All Saints Primary School 2 Blackheath Vale, London 5 2
CTK Emmanuel Sixth Form Belmont Grove, London 3.5 47
Brooklands Primary School Medebourne Close, London 3.3 4
St Margaret’s Primary School Lee Church Street, London 5 4
Baby Lambs Day Nursery 322 Lee High Road, London 4.4 7
Click It Kids 11 Bennett Park, London 1 1
LEYF – Conservatoire Nursery & Pre-School 21 Lee Road, London 4.8 5
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Prakashjot Kaur Quaker Meeting House, Lawn Terrace, Blackheath, London N/A N/A
St Matthew Academy Saint Joseph’s Vale, London 3.2 65
The Conservatoire Lee Road, London 4.5 57
Bright Horizons Blackheath Day Nursery and Preschool 113 Lee Road, Blackheath, London 4.2 11
Bright Horizons Lee Park Day Nursery and Preschool 50 Old Road, London 5 1
Brooklands Preschool The Clubhouse, London N/A N/A
First Steps Pre-school 1 Pond Road, London 5 13
John Ball Primary School 20 Southvale Road, London 4 6
Heath House Preparatory School 3-4 Blackheath Grove, London N/A N/A
Blackheath Montessori Centre Independents Road, London 5 1
The Village Montessori KIngswood Halls, Kingswood Place, Blackheath, London 4.2 6
My and Me 1 Tranquil Vale, London 4.6 10
Mary-Clare Therapies 35 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London 5 2

What else is close by?

You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Blackheath. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Catford See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Kidbrooke See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Charlton See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here
Catford See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Crofton Park See the guide here
Western Ladywell See the guide here
Ladywell See the guide here
Lewisham See the guide here
Kidbrooke See the guide here
Brockley See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Maze Hill See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Westcombe Park See the guide here
Greenwich Peninsula See the guide here
Denham See the guide here
Charlton See the guide here
Greenwich See the guide here

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in this area? Have a look at our detailed analysis of the postcodes below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE12 See our property price guide for SE12
SE3 See our property price guide for SE3

What do you think about Blackheath?

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