Local area guide

Living in Charlton

Thinking about moving to Charlton? 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 Charlton

Why Charlton is a good place to live

Charlton, abundant in green spaces and noted for its scenery, is a wonderful place to live. With a wide array of eateries offering everything from stone-baked pizzas to Argentinian steaks, it's a food lover’s paradise. Residents appreciate a thoughtfully designed nursery for the little ones and a well-kept golf course that provides a peaceful retreat within London. The area is not short of great drinking spots, with pubs renowned for their welcoming atmosphere, excellent food, and range of activities.

What's Charlton famous for?

Charlton is famous for Charlton House, home to what is thought to be Britain's oldest Mulberry tree. For sports enthusiasts, Charlton is synonymous with Charlton Athletic, its local football team playing in League One. The area also has a place in pop culture history, hosting crowd-magnet exhibitions like ComicCon and events for the 2012 Olympics.

Things to do in Charlton

Charlton offers a wealth of engaging activities. For those who love to explore, the local observatory provides a unique experience, showcasing exhibitions on the history of time and space. Food lovers can dine and unwind at the Severndroog Castle tea rooms or the Oxleas Wood Cafe, both notable for their tasty offerings. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in a scenic golfing experience on the local course. For something more unusual, visitors and residents alike can stay on the Sunborn yacht, which provides access to a bar and a buffet breakfast.

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Transport in Charlton

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Local connections

National Rail
0 miles / 0.0 km
Westcombe Park
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Barrier Gardens Pier
Ferry Port
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Woolwich Dockyard
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Pontoon Dock
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
West Silvertown
1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Schools in Charlton

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

Education in Charlton

Fossdene Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Thorntree Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Sherington Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Charlton Manor Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Royal Greenwich Trust School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Charlton

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  • Rose Of Denmark

    London SE7

    If you're looking for a place in Charlton to sit and have a drink, in a comfy pub or outside watching the world go past, The Rose of Denmark is for you. You can even watch the London Marathon run past.

  • Anchor & Hope

    London SE7

    Hidden away behind the Sainsbury's depot at Charlton but on the Thames path the Anchor & Hope is a traditional riverside pub.

  • British Oak

    London SE3

    We are proud to offer a wide range of real ales, craft keg and bottled ale, lager and ciders changing on a regular basis! We also have the full, award winning Pieminister menu!