Woolwich was announced as one of the best places to live by the Sunday Times in 2023 and continues to be a thriving part of south east London.

The Sunday Times shared that it is “one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in the capital.”

The SE18 area gained recognition for its “impressive views of the Thames, connections to central London and its cultural offering”, as they wrote it makes the “fertile ground for young professionals seeking a foothold on the London property ladder.”

One of the pros of living in the neighbourhood for residents is the excellent transport links provided by the Elizabeth Line.

Residents can be at Liverpool Street in around 17 minutes thanks to the high speed of the most recent addition to the London underground system.

Woolwich is also brimming with unique spots to eat and drink.

There are so many cool places to go out for the evening, such as ViB Bar, Maya DD’s, SALT Woolwich, Rust Bucket Pizza Co and Con Gusto to name a few.

For those looking for a good market, there is Royal Arsenal Farmers’ Market.

This market takes place on the second and last Saturday of every month and is a wonderful treat for Woolwich residents.

Another gem of Woolwich is the Woolwich ferry which provides yet another brilliant transport link making Woolwich a desirable spot in south east London.

The ferry is free of charge and runs Monday to Friday from 6am – 9pm and usually at weekends from 7am – 6pm.

The ferry runs approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, making it a reliable travel option.

Anyone in search of some fun entertainment in Woolwich need look no further than Punchdrunk.

Punchdrunk is a British theatre company based in Woolwich that has developed an innovative style of immersive theatre.

No audience member has the same experience as another with Punchdrunk and the company is right on Woolwich residents’ doorsteps.

Felix Barrett, the artistic director or Punchdrunk, said: “Widely recognised as the explosive spark which ignited the immersive entertainment industry, Punchdrunk creates work that disrupts the theatrical norm and places audiences at the very heart of the action.”

There is also Woolwich Works, also known as the Woolwich creative district, which is a multi-disciplinary cultural hub on the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.

The venue opened its doors in September 2021 after a multi-million-pound restoration project by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and has since been named London's ‘best new spot for culture’ by Time Out. 

It is used for concerts, comedy nights and conferences.