About this office
Meet the team
Hamptons Greenwich opened in November 2014 and quickly became the market leader in the area. The Greenwich branch forms part of a network of over 30 offices in London including close neighbours in Canary Wharf, Dulwich, Blackheath and Tower Bridge. There are both sales and lettings teams at the Greenwich branch, each with excellent knowledge of Greenwich and the surrounding areas. The office has experience of dealing with a wide portfolio of properties across Greenwich, Deptford and St Johns, New Cross and Telegraph Hill, Brockley, Charlton (joint with Blackheath) and Woolwich (also joint with Blackheath). Within the teams there is a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional customer service and going above and beyond for every client.
Why move to Greenwich?
While it is at the heart of London’s maritime history, Greenwich has a charming village feel that’s partly due to its collection of independent shops, markets, restaurants and open green spaces. A lot of daily life in the borough revolves around the Royal Park, where there are the usual grazing deer, green spaces and orchards, but also the stunning Royal Observatory and the globally significant Prime Meridian Line – where the recording of time begins and ends. The borough has a variety of housing options, all well suited to city commuters but with a wide breadth that spans chic riverside apartments for professionals, charming Victorian cottages for young families and downsizers, and large Georgian and Edwardian villas for older families. Though the navy may have left, its heritage remains and many day-trippers head east to explore the beautiful Old Royal Naval College and its stunning Painted Hall. With excellent amenities and stunning city and river views, Greenwich is a superb choice.
A little bit of history
Greenwich is the global centre for timekeeping: it’s home to the Prime Meridian Line where time begins and ends. It’s also where you’ll find the Royal Observatory, from which the world’s first weather forecast was issued in 1848. The Greenwich area has a fabulous maritime history, with the south bank of the Thames once swarming with seamen and naval officers. The Old Royal Naval College, partly designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is one of the country’s most magnificent buildings with the Painted Hall certainly one of London’s most beautiful spaces. Greenwich is one of only four London boroughs with ‘royal’ status, which it was awarded during the Olympic year of 2012
Architecture and property
Greenwich has a variety of available property, from Georgian and Victorian period conversions and houses to ultra-modern riverside developments. Popular addresses include the villas and terraces of the Ashburnham Triangle in much-favoured West Greenwich; Crooms Hill, which runs the length of Greenwich Park’s western edge; the neo-Georgian houses of Hyde Vale; the landmark New Capital Quay apartment building; and the riverside Peninsula Tower apartments on the North Greenwich peninsula, which have stunning views of Canary Wharf.
Shopping and amenities
Greenwich Market is predictably popular and has market stalls and a food court. There’s a busy town centre with all the required shops and services, with a number of nautically inspired antiques shops. There is superstore shopping locally with Sainsbury’s and Waitrose and a selection of smaller convenience stores.
The area has all the popular national names, including Bill’s and Franco Manca. There are many pubs too, some with a maritime slant, including The Old Brewery in the Old Royal Naval College, the Pelton Arms, the Trafalgar Tavern and the Cutty Sark. You can find anything from steak to sushi and Nepalese curries in Greenwich.
Greenwich Park is the oldest of the all the Royal Parks, with rose and herb gardens, the Queen’s Orchard and vast lawned spaces, not to mention the Meridian Line and the Royal Observatory. There’s also the Maryon Wilson Animal Park – a family friendly urban farm – and Pleasaunce East Greenwich.
Greenwich’s schooling options include a selection of independent schools in nearby Blackheath, such as Blackheath Prep, The Pointer School, Blackheath High for girls and St Dunstan’s in Catford. Halstow, Millennium and Tidemill are all Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ primary schools, while St Ursula’s (girls only) is popular at secondary level. James Wolfe Primary, with its deaf specialism, is also popular.
Transport links are superb in Greenwich with train stations at Greenwich and Maze Hill and Docklands Light Railway offering access into the City and Canary Wharf in less than 15 minutes.