Eltham is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south east London, with good transport to
central London and is close to Greenwich and the Kent countryside.
Its main shopping area is the High Street, with diverse shops, not just the larger chains but also many independent retailers. There are
several smaller local shopping areas serving their communities.
Apart from an abundance of green space, Eltham abounds with history - Eltham Palace, favourite home of Henry VIII, is just off Eltham High Street, with Well Hall Pleasaunce
close to Eltham Station. This was once owned by the Roper family (Sir William Roper was married to Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas More), more
recently lived in by Edith Nesbit and where she wrote The Railway Children.
Bob Hope was born here, the theatre is called "The Bob Hope Theatre", Boy George went to school here,
Kate Bush bought a house here in the 1980s, Billy Bonds grew up here, Dennis Healy lived in The Eltham Hutments ....
the list could go on.
Explore our community website - if you live here, check out the wealth of shops and activities going on here.
Make sure that your club or event is listed here - if not, list them!
If you are thinking of moving here or visiting, see what we have to offer.
Nearby is the much larger shopping centre of Bromley, with major retailers such as Marks and Spencer, Next, BHS
and Debenhams as well as the Churchill Theatre,
with bus links to Bluewater.
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