Local area guide

Living in Blackheath

Thinking about moving to Blackheath? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Blackheath

Why Blackheath is a good place to live

If you're considering moving to Blackheath, you're in for a treat. This area is known for its traditional charm and picturesque village atmosphere. With stunning Victorian and Georgian buildings, living in Blackheath offers an almost countryside-like feel, yet within arm's reach of central London. The highlight of the area is undoubtedly the open green space known as the Heath. Covering 275 acres, it provides a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life whilst offering a less touristy alternative to nearby Greenwich Park. While the nightlife remains on the quieter side, excellent transport links with quick train access to central London areas like London Bridge and Charing Cross make it convenient for residents.

What's Blackheath famous for?

Blackheath is famous for a number of things. Firstly, it's the start location for the renowned London Marathon, marking the area as a significant point in this world-class event. Secondly, Blackheath hosts one of the city’s largest firework displays on Guy Fawkes night, drawing crowds from all over the city. Additionally, the area's most recognisable landmark, All Saints Church, adds to its fame. This historical place of worship contributes greatly to Blackheath's picturesque setting. Lastly, the area's distinct name comes from the historic label given to the dark heath field, which has been on record since 1166.

Things to do in Blackheath

There's no shortage of activities to enjoy in Blackheath. The expansive Heath is perfect for picnics, outdoor games, or simply soaking up some sun. Food enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of pubs, cafes, and restaurants in the area. These include Hand Made Food, Everest Inn, Buenos Aires Café, and the Hare & Billet pub, each of which offers a unique dining experience. If architecture is more your thing, you’ll find plenty to admire in the Victorian, Edwardian, Palladian, and modern houses scattered throughout the area. All in all, there's something for everyone in Blackheath.

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Transport in Blackheath

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Blackheath.

Local connections

National Rail
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National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
1 miles / 1.6 km
Hither Green
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Elverson Road
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Blackheath

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Blackheath.

Education in Blackheath

Heath House Preparatory School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
John Ball Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
All Saints' Church of England Primary School Blackheath
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Matthew Academy
Ages: 4 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Brooklands Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
St Margaret's Lee CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)

Local pubs in Blackheath

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  • Crown

    London SE3

    A historic pub in Blackheath Village.

  • Anchor

    London SE13

    Following a change of ownership in 2014 the Anchor is now run by a local family and has reverted to its previous name, having been known as the Bridge House for a while