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Blackheath and the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a beautiful area steeped in royal history; a destination in itself with everything within easy transit. I thank my lucky stars I live here. Check it out on the internet. You won't want to leave.
A wonderful maisonette on a tranquil, leafy street in Blackheath with a quaint old church at the end of it. Your room has a lovely view and is relaxing and peaceful. You have full use of a fully equipped kitchen where you can store and cook your food.
Kitchen, bathroom and living room if they wish
Interaction with guests
I’m a professional photographer and am in and out of the house all the time. I’m only a phone call away if you need me and I’m not at home.
Quite simply The Blackheath and Royal Borough of Greenwich area is the most beautiful in London. We’re on top of a hill looking out over the Thames. The view from the Royal Observatory (0 degrees latitude – the meridian line) of the river and the city of London beyond is mind blowing. Greenwich Park is where the equestrian events during the London Olympics were held, ancient trees and a small Roman ruin together with the Royal Observatory are just a few of the treasures that make it special.
I’m privileged to live here. I literally thank my lucky stars in the morning.
Blackheath is a village within the metropolis. Loaded with cool little restaurants and bars. There are none of the international chains here, just bespoke eateries. Greenwich (pronounced Gren’ich) is steeped in royal history. There’s the old Naval College, a wonderful example of Georgian architecture on a grand scale. It was where Admiral Nelson laid in state after his death at the battle of Trafalgar. The Painted Hall where he lay rivals the Cistern Chapel in its magnificence.
Before it was a naval establishment it was a royal palace of Henry VIII.
The legendary Cutty Sark, a tall, fast tea clipper used to race from Shanghai to London with the first crop of tea which sold for a fortune at auctions back in the 19th century is preserved in dry dock. An hour on board takes you right back in time. Greenwich market is chock full of artisan food, crafts and an astonishing variety of street food from all over the world.
I could go on but you’ll have to come here and see it for yourself. Transit into central London is fast and easy with a variety of routes including a fast Thames Clipper boat which stops at the Tower of London, passes under Tower Bridge, The London Eye and Westminster. There’s a 24/7 bus, the number 53, an over ground rail station at Blackheath, the Jubilee line station at North Greenwich, where the O2 Arena is only ten minutes away by bus.
I live on a tranquil tree-lined street with a quaint church at the end of it. There are shops nearby and a wonderful pub, the Royal Standard, which serves excellent food.
The quickest and easiest route into central London is to walk around the corner (five minutes), take a number 108 or 422 bus (ten minutes) to North Greenwich (Jubilee Line) tube station, then head into town (about twenty minutes). There are several stops including Westminster, Waterloo and London Bridge where you can either alight or change onto other tube lines.
Blackheath over-ground station is a lovely fifteen minute walk from home across the Black Heath (an historic open ground from which the village derives its name). You can connect with The Tube (underground) at London Bridge (10 mins), Victoria (20 mins), Charring Cross (15 mins). Charring Cross is the official centre of London (where all the old mile stones where measured from). It’s essentially Trafalgar Square.
The No.53 bus runs twenty four hours per day from Blackheath (Vanbrugh Park/Beaconsfield Road) to Trafalgar Square and Westminster. This is best used late at night if you’ve missed the last train home as during the day it gets stuck in traffic. At night it flies through the city in about fifteen minutes.
The Transport for London website - - has all the travel information you could dream of and it comes in different languages too
Other things to note
You'll like staying here
No smoking indoors; there is a balcony where you can smoke.
No shoes indoors
I'm a bit of a maverick by nature; I like to keep on the move. You only live twice and I intend to enjoy it to the max. I’m a professional photographer.
I enjoy travelling; somewhere in Italy is next on my list of targets. I am also an accomplished Aquanaut (SCUBA diver).
I speak a little Italian, I enjoy cooking foods from around the world.
I am a big movie fan, I love Playstation and I am a big Liverpool Football Club fan