Is Thamesmead made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Thamesmead is an area of south-east London, England, straddling the border between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Bexley. It is located 11 miles (18 km) east of Charing Cross, north-east of Woolwich and west of Erith. It mainly consists of social housing built from the mid-1960s onwards on former marshland on the south bank of the River Thames. “

Some great things about Thamesmead

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Thamesmead has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Thamesmead.


Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Thamesmead. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Thamesmead.

Pub name Name Address Description
Abbey Arms 31 Wilton Road Abbey Wood SE2 9RH A traditional public house next to Abbey Wood railway station. Refurbished and redecorated in 2015, again in 2019 when it was taken over by Dirty Liquor and again in 2023 following the exit of Dirty Liquor. There is an upstairs function room along with a large garden to the rear.
Birchwood Grovebury Road Abbey Wood SE2 9BB A 1960s pub situated within a contemporary housing estate. The interior has been redecorated in 2015 with a function room to the rear which is also used as a dinning room for Sunday lunch. Outside there is a paved area with seating and a covered smoking area. Live music on is on Friday and Sunday evenings, a quiz night on Thursdays, chess on Mondays and cribbage on Tuesdays.

Are the restaurants in Thamesmead any good?

Thamesmead 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.


Green spaces and parks of Thamesmead

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Thamesmead in more detail.

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

Supermarkets in Thamesmead

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Thamesmead, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 21 Liverpool Road, London 4.1 278
Waitrose & Partners 174 Saint John Street, London 4.3 388
Iceland Supermarket Angel Islington 62, 64 Chapel Market, London 4 528
Tesco Express 21 Caledonian Road, London 3.6 212
Marks and Spencer 5 Liverpool Road, London 4.1 1060
Wynford Supermarket Ltd 5 Wynford Road, London 4.1 53
Tesco Express 1 Brewhouse Yard, Saint John Street, London 3.3 48
Tesco Express 122-128 Pentonville Road, London 2.8 87
Anji Orient 安吉便利商店 19 Baron Street, London 4.7 112
Sainsbury’s 31-41 Liverpool Road, London 4.1 3232
Sainsbury’s Local 301 Saint John Street, London 3.2 49
Sainsbury’s Local 266 Pentonville Road, London 2.7 76
Sainsbury’s Local 317-318 Upper Street, London 3.6 48
Sri Ram convenience store and Fire works 130 Liverpool Road, London 4.7 7
Little Waitrose & Partners Euston Road, London 3.9 200
M&S Simply Food King’s Boulevard, London 3.6 93
Jubilee general store 131 Goswell Road, London 2.8 61
Anji Grocery (South East Asian Shop) 23c White Conduit Street, London 5 4
4you express1 424 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Oseyo Angel 15 Liverpool Road, London 4.4 231

Museums & Galleries in the region

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Thamesmead, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

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

The range of gyms in Thamesmead

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Thamesmead easy.

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 Thamesmead?

There are always activities happening in lively Thamesmead. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Thamesmead page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Thamesmead snapshot.

The amenities you might need in Thamesmead

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Thamesmead. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

In Thamesmead, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Thamesmead to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.


How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Thamesmead?

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.


Are there many post offices in the region of Thamesmead?

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Thamesmead branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Thamesmead Town Centre Post Office 2 Joyce Dawson Way, London 2.7 14
Craft Jones 2A Joyce Dawson Way, London 0 0
Thamesmead Post Office 6 Arnott Close, London 3.6 30
Post Box 6 Sewell Road, London 5 1
Post Box 30 Grovebury Road, London 0 0

Schools around Thamesmead

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Thamesmead.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Margaret Clitherow Primary School Cole Close, London 5 3
Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys Hutchins Road, London 3.1 44
Kumon Maths & English Thamesmere Leisure Centre, Thamesmere Drive, London 4.5 8
BG Homework Club 130 Greenhaven Drive, London N/A N/A
Bishop John Robinson Primary School Hoveton Road, London 3.7 11
Hawksmoor School Bentham Road, London 4.7 7
Linton Mead Primary School Central Way, London 3.6 14
Windrush Primary School 1 Titmuss Avenue, London 4.2 6
Nurture House Montessori Preschool St Pauls Church Hall, Bentham Road 5 2
Endeavour Partnership Trust Bentham Road, London N/A N/A
Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls 1 Birchdene Drive, London 1.7 15
Windrush Primary School Thamesmead, London N/A N/A
Lizzytom Ltd 33 Roman Square, London N/A N/A
Guardian 21 Pitfield Crescent, London N/A N/A
Stadikas 1 Woolf Close, London N/A N/A
Harris Garrad Academy 12 Ricardo Path, London N/A N/A
Musicbyjay 108 Newmarsh Road, London N/A N/A
Jubilee Primary School Crowden Way, London 3.8 18
Toddles Ltd 40 Manor Close, London N/A N/A
Lisson Green Play Project 12 Bledlow Close, London N/A N/A

What areas are nearby?

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Thamesmead.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Plumstead See the guide here
Woolwich See the guide here
Abbey Wood See the guide here
North Woolwich See the guide here
Beckton See the guide here
Plumstead See the guide here
Woolwich See the guide here
Abbey Wood See the guide here
North Woolwich See the guide here
Beckton See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
SE2 See our property price guide for SE2
SE28 See our property price guide for SE28

What do you think about Thamesmead?

It would be great to get your opinion on what you think about Thamesmead. It could help other people who are moving into the area of Thamesmead as well as help us understand you better too.

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