Living in London can sometimes be a stress, it’s so busy and hectic and sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place.
We have lived in Greenwich, South East London for 2 years and we love it. We moved here when I signed up to Greenwich uni without really doing much research on the area but we are so lucky to have ended up here! It’s close enough to central London and has great transport links into the city but it’s far enough out that it had a calm vibe, with lots of families and students and loads of green space.
There’s a reason why Greenwich is one of the top tourist areas in London. It’s full of culture and history. We’ve got the beautiful uni and Royal naval college (white buildings pictures above) and the stunning Royal Greenwich park and boating lake – one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city. We are also close to the Thames with an amazing view of the impressive Canary Wharf skyline and the o2 arena. It’s an amateur photographers dream!
Perhaps the most impressive attraction in Greenwich for tourists, locals, joggers and dog walkers alike is the Greenwich Observatory and the view from it. On a clear day I would put money on this being hands down the most stunning view in London. The mix of old and new architecture among the green and the river makes for a beautiful landscape.
Greenwich village is also a wonderful town, full of quaint independent shops and lovely old pubs. My favourite places are The Sail Loft (pub and bar), the Greenwich Market for fresh food and the cafe at the top of the Waterstones for a quiet coffee and a read.
It’s certainly a fantastic place to visit, and an even better place to live. I never tire of it and wouldn’t change it for the world, I am proud to be a south easterner!