Greenwich is the location for Queen Elizabeth College, a development of 72 properties with access to shared gardens and a range of on-site facilities including residents’ lounge, laundry and guest room.
Queen Elizabeth College was built by the Drapers Company in 1818, with view to housing local people over the age of 65. Situated on Greenwich High Road not far from the green open spaces of Greenwich Park, the properties are convenient for local shops, amenities and bus/rail links.
An on-site manager takes care of maintenance of the buildings/grounds and can also help with access to further support if required. Optional social activities take place in the elegant surroundings of Lambard Hall, plus you could also perhaps visit the on-site Chapel for worship.
NB. Queen Elizabeth College is part of the Drapers Charitable Trust, therefore applicants must meet certain criteria to be considered for tenancy – please ask for details.
Around and about
Shopping in Greenwich offers a combination of the historic Greenwich Market and quirky, independent and designer shops, plus the popular Clocktower market takes place at the weekend. Vintage fashion, designer clothes and shoe shops, books, art, records, furniture, gifts, delicatessen food and fresh meat and fish can all be purchased locally. A great variety of restaurants abound to suit every budget and taste.
For those who enjoy walking, the historic Greenwich Park offers spectacular views across the River Thames and beyond. The Park is also home to the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line. At the nearby Charlton Lido you can make use of the new 50-metre heated pool and afterwards relax on the sun terrace.
Of cultural interest
There are spectacular riverside arts, comedy and jazz festivals, dramatic action and music in Greenwich Theatre and Greenwich Playhouse plus summer concerts and theatricals in Greenwich Park and the Old Royal Naval College. Trinity College of Music is also based here, offering a variety of recitals and performances.
The O2 arena, famous for top music and sporting events, is right on your doorstep, plus there is an abundance of cinemas, clubs and music venues to match every mood. The Greenwich Heritage Centre is also worth a visit to find out about local history, whilst Britain's seafaring heritage is dramatically recreated at the National Maritime Museum.
How to get here
Only 20 minutes from central London, Greenwich is easy to reach by tube, Docklands Light Railway, rail or bus. Queen Elizabeth College is conveniently situated directly opposite Greenwich railway station, which has regular services for London Bridge, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Dartford.
The Jubilee line of the tube network runs to nearby North Greenwich, site of the O2 and a short bus ride from the town centre, plus there are also a number of river boat services running from Greenwich Pier, managed by London River Services.
For travel by road, the estate is situated on the junction of the A2211 and A206, just off the A2, giving easy access to junction 2 of the M25.
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