5 things to see and do in...Eltham

News Shopper: 5 things to see and do in...Eltham 5 things to see and do in...Eltham

Eltham’s a busy, bustling place but it has plenty of beauty too. Let’s imagine you’ve just arrived there and you’ve got an hour spare – what should you see, where should you go and what should you do?

Vibe’s picked out five things. The list is very much a snapshot, so feel free to tell us your picks by leaving a comment below or tweeting @JimNewsShopper.

Well Hall Pleasaunce and the Tudor Barn restaurant

News Shopper:

Just across the road from the station is a beautiful, painstakingly kept public garden. It’s the perfect place to wander around or sit for a few minutes’ peace. There’s a kids’ playground nearby and on one side is the Tudor Barn – perfect for a spot of refreshment.

Thanks to: @Elthampug, @Jonboy196401, @Oddsox_, @TashaCouves

Eltham Palace

News Shopper: Days out guide: Eltham Palace

The childhood home of Henry VIII is now one of the finest examples of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the country. There’s a grand medieval Great Hall, an indulgent gold-plated bathroom and gorgeous gardens.

Thanks to: @Elthampug, @Oddsox_

Shop til you drop

News Shopper:

Eltham’s long High Street and centre is one of the best in south east London, where you can get your hands on just about anything.

Hole in one

News Shopper:

Enjoy a round at the Royal Blackheath Golf Club, arguably the oldest golf club in the world. Despite its name, it’s in Eltham.

Thanks to @notmansmudge

Making Progress

News Shopper:

Admire the cute architecture and streets of the Progress Estate. It consists of housing built for the workers at Woolwich Arsenal during the First World War. Next year marks its centenary.

Thanks to: @Elthampug, @JamesGarner

Next week we're in Nuxley Village. Send your tips to jim.palmer@london.newsquest.co.uk

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3:15pm Tue 10 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

The top picture sums it up for me. The first thing that I would do in Eltham is get the train out of there!
The top picture sums it up for me. The first thing that I would do in Eltham is get the train out of there! PaulErith
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3:23pm Tue 10 Jun 14

the wall says...

You can't just rock up and play at the Royal Blackheath Golf Club.

The High Street is full of pound shops, coffee shops, toot shops , pawn shops and charity shops.
You can't just rock up and play at the Royal Blackheath Golf Club. The High Street is full of pound shops, coffee shops, toot shops , pawn shops and charity shops. the wall
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3:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

PaulErith says...

Surely one can just turn up at the Royal Blackheath and have a little hack about! Do they do crazy golf there - that's my favourite? Although always seem to struggle to get it through the windmill!
Surely one can just turn up at the Royal Blackheath and have a little hack about! Do they do crazy golf there - that's my favourite? Although always seem to struggle to get it through the windmill! PaulErith
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Tue 10 Jun 14

newelthamman says...

The best part of Eltham is the bus stop where a 233, 321, 314, 162 or 160 will whisk you off to the KOTS.

Southwood Park & Big Boyz Cafe > Well Hall Pleasaunce and the Tudor Barn restaurant

Nicos Taverna > Eltham Palace

The New Eltham Strip > Eltham High Street

New Eltham Joggers Metro Gas HQ > Royal Blackheath

New Elthams Affluent West End Mansions > Progress Estate

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The best part of Eltham is the bus stop where a 233, 321, 314, 162 or 160 will whisk you off to the KOTS. Southwood Park & Big Boyz Cafe > Well Hall Pleasaunce and the Tudor Barn restaurant Nicos Taverna > Eltham Palace The New Eltham Strip > Eltham High Street New Eltham Joggers Metro Gas HQ > Royal Blackheath New Elthams Affluent West End Mansions > Progress Estate @newelthamman newelthamman
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