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Blackheath Village

Our local pub in Blackheath Village is perfectly positioned for you to explore some of London’s most historically rich sites of interest. In fact, Blackheath is one of London’s most picturesque villages and abounds with cafes, shops, and, of course, local pubs such as the Crown.

Before you get exploring, we recommend fuelling up with some of the delicious dishes on our classic pub menu - because no one likes sight-seeing on an empty stomach.


Blackheath Common

Contrary to popular myth, the name 'Blackheath' comes from the particularly dark colour of the local soil and is not derived from the burial of plague victims back in the 17th century, although many were interred here.

Blackheath Common, dominated on its southern side by the distinctly gothic All Saints Church, is one of central London’s largest open spaces. Funfairs are regularly held here on bank holidays and it is popular with dog walkers. It is reckoned to be the best place in London to fly a kite.

Things to do near Blackheath Village

Just a short distance from our local pub in Blackheath Village, you will find the historic Ranger’s House, Grade I listed and built in 1723, and also the quirky Fan Museum in Crooms Hill.

Within walking distance is Greenwich, a World Heritage Site with a number of famous visitor attractions, including the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park, with its spectacular views of the River Thames and London beyond.

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