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17/04/2022

This site describes Woolwich as being "scruffy and deprived". While that is certainly the case in some parts, it's also one of the most historic and beautiful parts of South London. The area was the former site of one of the biggest munitions factories in the UK and is home to to several cool pubs including the Dial Arch, The Guard House and the Taproom, part of the Hop Stuff Brewery, some excellent cafes and the popular Royal Arsenal Farmers' Market. Greenwich Council have also announced a £21 million investment to help deliver improvements throughout Woolwich. Plans also include a new Market Pavilion, restoring shop fronts, enhancements to the historic Royal Arsenal Gatehouse and space for events. They've also launched the popular PUNCHDRUNK theatre experience which is drawing many crowds to the area. With access into Central London via the Uberboat services, as well as the upcoming Crossrail, Woolwich Arsenal will become one of the most in demand areas to live over the next few years. I'd love other people thoughts and opinions of the area. I've lived here for four years and have only seen development. Many thanks, Peter Albert Numpty


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Peter Numpty

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23/05/2022

Thanks for the helpful review Peter. I've been reading a lot about this area recently and it certainly does seem to be a high potential area!


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HikingBoy

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18/04/2022

I disagree with this. Woolwich Arsenal feels quite crime ridden to me with many unsavory characters about. Admittedly, there is a lot of money being poured into it but I still wouldnt venture out there. Despite improving transport links it is still too far from Central London. I guess the area can only get better and I am glad there are plans to rejuvenate it but it remains to be seen if this will really improve and enhance its image. I stand to be corrected.


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Gladiator

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17/04/2022

I know what you mean, Peter. I also felt slightly aggrieved when I read the website description of the place. It struck me as very superficial and pretty snobby to be honest...


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Big Trev

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26/11/2022

Nice review Peter. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this area too having visited a couple of months ago. I guess there is the nicer part of Woolwich and then there is North Woolwich where I probably wouldn't feel safe waling around.


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