Local area guide

Living in Eltham

Thinking about moving to Eltham? 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 Eltham

Why Eltham is a good place to live

Eltham, an idyllic spot situated in South-East London, strikes a perfect balance between fringe city living and beautiful woodlands and parks.

Its architectural diversity spans across Tudor arts to Art Deco, thanks to the stunning Eltham Palace, where Henry VIII lived as a boy.

With an abundance of beautiful parks and woodlands, the vast Castle Woods (be sure to check out the Severndroog Castle and Tea Room) and Oxleas Woods connect to Eltham and Woolwich Commons, so there are plenty of options for dog walks and strolls.

Eltham assures a high quality of life, where the tranquillity of nature surrounds bustling high streets with shops and restaurants.

What's Eltham famous for?

Eltham is famous for its historical grandeur, with Eltham Palace at the heart of it.

This medieval palace, home to several monarchs including Edward II, Edward IV and Henry VIII, is a visitor magnet due to its Art Deco interiors and historical connections.

The palace, along with other historically significant spots like the Tudor Barn, add layers to Eltham's rich cultural heritage.

In sports history, Eltham marks its presence by housing the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the world outside Scotland.

Things to do in Eltham

Visit the historical Eltham Palace for a rendezvous with history, or discover the scenic Avery Hill Park and its Winter Garden housing tropical trees and plants.

For sports enthusiasts, Eltham Cricket Club, and several football clubs offer local entertainment, while the Royal Blackheath Golf Course provides an opportunity to play on historic grounds.

Or spend the day simply enjoying a big walk or jog through the plentiful parks and ancient woodlands in this leafy south east London suburb.

Properties currently for sale in Eltham

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Transport in Eltham

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Local connections

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National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
New Eltham
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Lee (London)
National Rail
1.7 miles / 2.7 km

Schools in Eltham

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

Education in Eltham

Gordon Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Eltham Church of England Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
StreetVibes Media Academy
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Eltham Hill School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Haimo Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Wize Up
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)

Local pubs in Eltham

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  • Tudor Barn

    London SE9

    Tudor Barn is a truly unique venue holding the distinction of being the only existing Tudor Barn in London. Situated within our historic building is a Gastro Pub and Restaurant perfect for casual dining as well as celebratory meals. We also have a newly

  • Eltham Hill Social & WMC

    London SE9

    Friendly ciu club, members and there children welcome, new members also welcome, function hall available for hire, parking facilities round back

  • Park Tavern

    London SE9

    Welcome to The Park Tavern pub in Eltham, London, - homecooked food, fine wines and cask-conditioned real ales in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.