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SE18

Woolwich, Plumbstead and Shooters Hill

Trains

SE18 has three train stations Plumstead, Woolwich Arsenal and Woolwich Dockyard. Plumstead and Woolwich Arsenal are situated in Zone 4, Woolwich Dockyard in Zone 3.

Approximately just under 30 minutes to Charing Cross from all Stations. Trains are operated by Southeastern. Train timetables are available at southeasternrailway.co.uk.

SE18 also boasts a DLR station at Woolwich Arsenal which takes commuters to Stratford Westfield.

Buses

SE18 is well connected for major bus routes making it easy to reach numerous destinations such as Central London, Greenwich (for the o2, North Greenwich underground station, Greenwich Park & National Maritime museum), Blackheath, Eltham, Chislehurst, Thamesmead and Bluewater Shopping Centre.

Bus Routes: 386, 53, 54, 51, 99, 658, 672, 96, 178, 122, 161, 177, 180, 244, 291, 380, 422, 469, 472, N1

Plan your journey at tfl.gov.uk

Education

There is no shortage of schools, libraries and colleges in SE18. A short walk from Plumstead station is Greenwich Community College offering a wide range of courses from cookery to languages. Notable schools include the newly re-built Foxfield Primary, Saint Pauls and Plumstead Mannor.

Parks & Recreation

From large, open commons to leisure centres, even a skate park! SE18 has much to offer in this department. The top of Shooters Hill is home to a secluded tennis club, golf course and for the seniors a bowls club.

Other popular places of interest are Woolwich Leisure Centre complete with gym facilities and pools with waterslides, and Oxleas woodlands where you can continue along the Green Chain Walk.

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The Water Tower sits proud on top of Shooters Hill and has done since 1910. Visible for miles, whether you're on the M25 near Dartford or the London Eye this Gothic style structure is a local landmark, its peak is the highest point in South London.

SE18's roots stem from the military, an area that for 500 years has been pivotal in the activities of the British armed forces. Woolwich Dockyard takes its name from the old ship building docks that used to lie there since the Tudor era, Woolwich Arsenal takes its name from the Royal Arsenal Ammunitions factory, the first one of its kind, open 24/7 during the height of the First World War.

The area has seen mass investment over the last 5 years which has completely transformed the area for the better. Woolwich town centre now boasts a thriving community made complete by a large TV screen in the square, improved transport links and the biggest Tesco's in Europe.

Notable ex-residents include snooker great Steve Davis, Ian Wright, rapper Tinie Tempah and boxer Julius Francis.

Further information can be found at postcodearea.co.uk

  • Shooters Hill
    The top of Shooters Hill hosts one of the best views of the City of London you will find. Residents have been able to watch the transformation of the London skyline over the past decade.
  • Woolwich Town Centre
    The big screen in the town square in the centre of Woolwich. Re-developed within the last few years, the square is now the focal point of a thriving community.