I went for a long walk around Woolwich Arsenal a couple of months ago for the first time and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with how nice it was and agree with a lot of the comments about the website summary not doing the area justice! It's a very hip area which has benefited from new investments in terms of residential developments which are surrounded by spots of cool independent cafes and restaurants. A lot of history here too with some museums and gorgeous looking buildings, not to mention the stunning apartments overlooking the Thames! Also with the opening of the Cross Rail this year it has significantly improved its connectivity into Central and West London. A good choice for first time buyers or definitely worth a weekend visit!