How is life in Eltham? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Eltham is a district of southeast London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is 8.7 miles (14.0 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross, and is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. The three wards of Eltham North, South and West have a total population of 35,459. 88,000 people live in Eltham. “

Things that make us love Eltham

What makes the heart of Eltham? 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 Eltham to help you decide to move in there.

Galleries and Museums

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

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Eltham Palace Court Yard, London N/A N/A
The Museum at Royal Blackheath C3W4+652, London N/A N/A
The Water Supply System To Eltham Palace UK 5 1
Oldest Vine in the World from Maribor 158-172 Well Hall Road, London 5 1

The types of restaurants

Eltham is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tudor Barn Eltham Well Hall Pleasaunce, Well Hall Road, London 4.3 956
Wimpy 95 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 343
Favourable Fried Chicken 64 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 130
Coco’s Café & Espresso Bar 29 Court Yard, London 4.3 145
Perfect Chicken Eltham 44 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 127
Cafe SE9 12-13 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 17
Rox – Restaurant Bar Club 190 – 194 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 859
Burger King 127-129 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 500
Delicio Cafe Brasserie 116 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 541
Legends American Grill & Bar 90 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 732
Azzurro 255 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 229
Royal Kebab and Pizza 48 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 110
Golden City 152 Eltham Hill, London 4.3 65
Atlantic BBQ Grill 154 Well Hall Road, London 4.3 152
Bella Napoli Pizzeria – Eltham 122 Westmount Road, London 4.3 210
Spice Island 52 Eltham High Street, London 4.3 72
The Curry Garden 144 Westmount Road, London 4.3 48
Yak & Yeti 97 Westmount Road, London 4.3 207
China Noodle 21-22 Elm Terrace, London 4.3 251
McDonald’s 55/61 High Street, London 4.3 1529

What type of green space is there in Eltham?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Eltham 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

What supermarkets are there?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Eltham. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Eltham.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 419 Hanworth Road, Hounslow 4 114
Londis Green Parade, Whitton Road, Hounslow 5 1

Pubs in the region

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 Eltham. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Eltham

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.

What kind of gyms are there in Eltham?

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Eltham could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

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

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Eltham?

Eltham is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Eltham event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Eltham and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Eltham.

The facilities you might need in Eltham

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

What schools are in the area of Eltham?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Thomas More R C Comprehensive School Footscray Road, London 2.9 35
Normans Music 32 Well Hall Road, London 4.4 121
Willow Park Montessori Nursery 19 Glenlyon Road, London 3.7 3
Eltham Church of England Primary School Roper Street, London 4.3 6
Friendship Society 1 Court Road, London N/A N/A
Crafty Wizards Pre-School – Eltham 265 Eltham High Street, London 4.7 17
Playwell Pre-school 32A Westmount Road, London N/A N/A 46 Greenvale Road, London 5 21
Principal Chairs Ltd 45 Keynsham Road, London 2.3 3
Kumon Maths & English Eltham Park Methodist Church, Westmount Road, London 5 8
Eltham Hill School Eltham Hill School Playing Fields, 122 Eltham Hill, London 3.9 17
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Glenure Road, London 4.9 8
Bright Horizons Elizabeth Terrace Day Nursery and Preschool 18-22, Elizabeth Terrace, London 5 4
Gordon Primary School Grangehill Road, London 3.7 15
Central Eltham Youth Project 4 Pound Place, London N/A N/A
école UK N/A N/A
SE JK Passey Place, London N/A N/A
Alpha Pre-School Christian Church of God Pentecostal, 88 Eltham High Street, London N/A N/A
Music Hub Eltham, 5hh, London N/A N/A
LinguaPlay-Eltham Footscray Road, London 5 10

Health amenities that are in Eltham

Eltham has 9 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
Eltham Palace Surgery – NHS GP Eltham Community Hospital, 30 Passey Place, London 2.1 111
Community Paediatrics Service 1 Wensley Close, London 5 5
Demelza Hospice Care for Children South East London 5 Wensley Close, London 4.5 6
Eltham Medical Practice – Westmount Surgery 46 Westmount Road, London 2.5 45
Eltham Community Hospital 30 Passey Place, London 3.5 78
Circle Greenwich MSK Service 30 Passey Place, London 4 125
Eltham Medical Practice 30 Passey Place, London 2.6 134
Bluebell House 4 Wensley Close, London N/A N/A
ReviveWell Rhinoplasty surgery group 150 Well Hall Road, London N/A N/A

Post offices in Eltham

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

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Eltham Post Office 33 Court Yard, London 2.9 93
Eltham Park Post Office 104 Westmount Road, London 3.1 28

In Eltham, 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 Eltham 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
Eltham Well Hall Road, London 3.8 43

What else is close by?

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Eltham, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Longlands See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
New Eltham See the guide here
Mottingham See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Falconwood See the guide here
Kidbrooke See the guide here
Longlands See the guide here
Chinbrook See the guide here
New Eltham See the guide here
Mottingham See the guide here
Lee See the guide here
Horn Park See the guide here
Falconwood See the guide here
Kidbrooke See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE9 See our property price guide for SE9
SE12 See our property price guide for SE12

Familiar with Eltham? We value your opinion

It would be great to hear what you think about Eltham. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Eltham below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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