Wednesday, 24 July 2013

South East London entertainment

Our corner of South East London is relatively blessed with entertainment. 

If you want to eat out then Greenwich town centre, Blackheath Village and the O2 provide nearly every sort of cuisine you can think of (and probably more). Greenwich and Blackheath manage to maintain an almost 'village' type atmosphere - despite being well connected by a variety of transport routes to Central London.

The Odeon, Greenwich
If you want entertainment then there is a wide choice. There are mainstream cinemas on the peninsula with the Odeon on Bugsbys Way and the Cineworld at the O2. 
There is much more on offer than these two behemoths though. In Blackheath the Trinity Laban Conservatoire hold events at the Blackheath Halls (at the top of the hill in the Village). In Greenwich itself there is Up the Creek (a comedy club); located in the town centre best accessed by DLR or Thames Clipper. There is also Greenwich Picturehouse (slightly out of town so best accessed from mainline rail); this mixes mainstream releases with a selection of other films. There are also events held at the stunning backdrop of the Old Royal Naval College.

When you've really exhausted this relatively quite corner of London you can take the Clipper from the O2 or Greenwich and head to The Globe at Southwark or even further up the river to Southbank itself.

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