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Blackheath

Named after the open grassland separating it from Greenwich to the North and Lewisham to the west, Blackheath lies around 7 miles from central London. It is an elegant, suburban neighbourhood that has  preserved its unique and historic character. A notable landmark is All Saints’ parish church which stands proudly on the heath itself.

"My ideal Sunday - a coffee in the village followed by a stroll on the Heath. As good as it gets."

Mr Bartlett SE3

Going Out

Eating out couldn’t be easier. Take your pick of cuisines from around the world – Indian, Nepalese, South American, Modern European et al. Some offer views of the heath, others are tucked away in the village. To single out one, Chapters is a two AA rosette restaurant which manages to combine the informality of a French brasserie with high end food.

Toddlers and parents and afternoon shoppers need never worry about finding a place to recharge their batteries. Pop into boulangerie Jade for delicious French patisseries and freshly-made bread.

For a drink, try the Hare and Billet, an original Highwayman pub overlooking the heath, or Zero degrees for a micro brewed beer.

Shopping

Along with high street chains is a range of independent shops providing everything from bridal gowns (Blackburn Bridal Couture), to shoes (Pares footwear ), from home-made ice-creams (Black Vanilla gelato), to bespoke kitchens (Woods of London).

Most of the shops have a quaint look giving the impression that you’re in the deepest of countryside villages.

Parks

The Heath is one of London’s most famous open spaces. Its name is popularly attributed to its use as a mass burial ground during the Black Death in the 14th Century. However the name is more likely to derive from as early as the 11th century from the old English for ‘dark soil’.

Whatever its origin, the Heath is a wonderful place for walking, flying a kite, having a picnic or just staring up at the expansive sky.

Transport Links

Blackheath station: 13mins to London Bridge, 24mins to Victoria

Southeastern: southeasternrailway.co.uk/

Schools

They include:

Primary Schools
Brooklands Primary School
John Ball Primary School
All Saints’ Church of England Primary School
John Roan School
Brooklands Primary School

Secondary Schools
Thomas Tallis School
Blackheath Bluecoat Church of England School
St Matthew Academy

Independent Schools
Blackheath High
Cofe’s School

Please click on the link for all the latest Ofsted ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report

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