The Blue Badge

East London Guides


Photo: Mary Sewell

Once the haunt of highwaymen and revolting peasants, and setting for occasions of royal splendour, Blackheath boasts some glorious architecture - from 18C speculative building to 20C experimentation. The village has always attracted the upwardly-mobile, lured by its healthy aspect and ease of transport. Now South London's prettiest village is renowned for its buzzing cafe and restaurant culture and the start of the London marathon.

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