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Greenwich

If it weren’t for the view of Canary Wharf, you could believe that Greenwich was in the middle of the countryside. Easy to get to via foot tunnel or DLR, Greenwich covered market is the perfect place to go present shopping or to sample some freshly cooked street food.

Estate agents Greenwich & Letting agents Greenwich

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures, we are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management across the Greenwich area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Stretching along 8.5 miles of the south bank of the River Thames, Greenwich borough is an area steeped in history. The Queen made Greenwich a Royal Borough during her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The area’s rich maritime history is clear from the number of institutions and attractions found in Greenwich; The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, Cutty Sark, Old Royal Naval College, Prime Meridian and the National Maritime Museum to name but a few. Whilst these grand historic buildings, combined with an abundance of Georgian and Victorian properties, are genuinely breathtaking, they are only part of the story of Greenwich, as it is also home to striking contemporary architecture, such as the award-winning Laban building, the dance base of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

It would be remiss not to mention the association with Greenwich Mean Time, which is the mean solar time at Greenwich Royal Observatory. First used by British mariners, it was later adopted across the country in 1847, and in 1848 the meteorologist and astronomer James Glaisher delivered the world’s first weather forecast from the Royal Observatory.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

There is a truly wonderful feel about Greenwich, owing in no small part to its location beside the river and to the wealth of antique, craft and book stores available. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Greenwich Market is regarded as one of the best covered markets in London, with approximately 120 stalls selling antiques, art, crafts, home accessories and jewellery – you can even have a therapeutic massage.

 

One of the highlights in the Greenwich calendar is the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF). This free outdoor event features over a hundred performances by artists from all over the world. Based on Royal Hill, The Cheeseboard sells a wonderful selection of fine artisan cheeses from the UK and Europe, as well as beers, wines, chutneys, olive oils and sauces. A popular haunt of David Beckham, the traditional pie and mash shop Goddards can be found in Greenwich, and you can burn off those extra calories later in Greenwich Park. Perched on a hilltop and covering 183 acres, it is the oldest enclosed Royal Park, dating back to Roman times.

Getting around

Greenwich has several DLR stations – Cutty Sark (Zone 2), Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3) and Deptford Bridge (Zone 2, Zone 3). The closest Underground station is North Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3) on the Jubilee Line. A Thames Clipper River Bus can take you from Greenwich Pier to North Greenwich Pier, and you can even travel by cable car between North Greenwich and Royal Victoria Dock. There are many bus routes serving Greenwich, including the 129, 188, 199, 386 and N1.

Families will love

Greenwich Cable Car Mission Treasure Trail is a spy mission themed trail and a great way to explore and embark upon a family adventure. To continue the thrill-seeking, children over 10 can join you in climbing over the O2 at ‘Up at The O2’ – now there’s a view not to be missed!

Greenwich is known for its highly rated schools which include Halstow Primary School, Millennium Primary School and St Ursula’s Convent School. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Greenwich.

Local amenities around Greenwich

  • Champagne + Fromage bistro
  • Goddards pie and mash shop
  • The Gipsy Moth pub
  • Trafalgar Tavern
  • Cutty Sark tea clipper
  • Picturehouse cinema
  • The O2 arena
  • Greenwich Park

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BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark's service was excellent. He was responsive, knowledgeable and very helpful in resolving last minute issues in order to ensure completion occurred smoothly and on schedule. I would definitely recommend the services of Mark and Franklyn James. "

MatthewOctober, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We were very impressed with Franklyn James, in particular Philip Dockerill.

We felt Philip genuinely cared, and that practically he could handle the high stress of certain elements of our move. He managed complicated negotiations, questions and problems throughout the sale with calm, professionalism and proved the depth of his knowledge around all elements of a property sale and the market at the time.

We also found that we could always reach Philip, or if we couldn't he would return the missed call promptly. He maintained regular updates and contact via email and we also found him willing to pick up the phone to manage and discuss difficult scenarios. This seems a simple thing, but is a quality we very much valued and appreciated in him during a stressful time.

We cannot recommend him highly enough if you are looking to buy or sell in the area. "

RachelSeptember, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I have been completely thrilled with the service that Mark has provided.
He handled all negotiations with such professionalism and was able to secure a fantastic price in a very uneasy market.
Mark's ability to read people meant that all appropriate leads were followed up and he didn't waste time where it was clear people were not interested. Once the offer was in Mark continued to work tirelessly to ensure both parties were moving forward and remained positive and friendly throughout. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend Mark Kimber to anyone who needs to sell a property. "

J JibbAugust, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark and his colleagues are excellent. My husband and I bought our property through Mark and he helped us find the tenants within a week! We have dealt with different estate agencies previously, and I have to say Frankly James are the best! They proactively understand our exact needs and execute the plan effectively. We highly recommend to anyone!! "

SheilaAugust, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" It was a pleasant surprise to find Philip after the poor treatment that I'd had from my first estate agents. Phillip's interest in the house, experience and knowledge of the area led to a sale agreement after only a few weeks of asking him to become joint agent. It was brilliant to be able to do business with such an amiable and efficient agency. "

Robert RussellAugust, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark was very helpful and prompt with helping me on renting a flat.
He was very proactive and performed a very professional liasion between myself and the landlord.
The process was very straight forward, professional and hassle free. "

DealdiggerAugust, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Phil and Mark did a good job of selling my flat in difficult market conditions. I spent some time researching estate agents in the Greenwich area and interviewed half a dozen different agents before deciding who to go with. Franklyn James stood out because of their straight-talking honest approach, good value, and flexibility.

They managed to sell my flat within 6 weeks in tepid market conditions. We initially put the flat on the market for offers in excess of £375k, but interest was disappointingly low - we received less than a handful of enquiries in the first 4 weeks. Mark advised dropping the price a little to spark more interest - a strategy which ultimately worked well. With a couple more potential buyers through the door, Mark managed to find a very keen buyer in the final days of FJ's contract. After some negotiation, we agreed an eventual sale price of £366.5k - a figure I was happy with.

Phil and Mark and the rest of the team at Franklyn James were also very good at following up throughout the rest of the process and showed great flexibility in getting the final sale over the line when dealing with difficult demands from the buyers and delays from their solicitors.

If you're looking for a no nonsense, straight talking team of estate agents, who charge reasonable fees and are always on hand to help, then I'd recommend Franklyn James. "

TSmithAugust, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We are very grateful for service provided by Mark and Phil from Blackheath office. With our property being unusually large for the area, it was a challenging task to rent it out, but Franklyn James found us tenants in less than 2 months (and that was over Christmas!) Mark was also very patient and reasonable in negotiating the details of the financial let-only arrangement. "

Dr Sasha MitrofanovJune, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Kate from Franklyn James was excellent to work with. This being our first home, she supported us throughout the process and kept us updated regularly. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kate & Franklyn James, friendly, caring, considerate and professional. "

The FédiasJune, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James was both my letting agent and estate agent when I decided to sell the flat. Mark Kimber and Philip Dockerill have provided absolutely outstanding services to me, I can honestly say there is no better agent than Franklyn James in London! Mark found a buyer for my property sale really quickly and helped chase all relevant parties throughout the whole process. I have now successfully exchanged contracts and could not have done it without his hard work. If I ever purchase or sell property again in the future, I would not hesitate to go for Franklyn James. Thank you Mark and Phil! "

Ms GuoMay, 2017