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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

" 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

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Mark was very helpful since the beginning. He showed good will and was always available when we had doubts. He was also helpful with the reference process. "

LucianaApril, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We used Franklyn James to sell our house. We dealt with Phil Dockerill & Stephanie Dang. Both polite helpful , and
Nothing was ever too much bother . They kept us updated regularly through the sales process. Communication was excellent. "

Gerry & CharlesMarch, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I placed my flat for sale with Franklyn James, in a difficult market - and from the beginning the staff were friendly, professional , knowledgeable and beyond helpful. Before I had even signed up with them, Philip Dockerill helped me find tradesmen to do some repairs to the flat, and he was unfailingly good natured and adaptable when my timings for the valuation visit went awry. Sophia and Stephanie were patient and supportive throughout. This is a rare thing – an estate agency with integrity! I would absolutely trust them to put a client's interests first – which is not the case with other agents I have encountered! I can't thank them all enough. "

A.KMarch, 2017

BlackheathGreenwich estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Highly professional, excellent communication throughout the whole process of selling my property and have no hesitation in recommending the services of Franklyn James. "

RachelFebruary, 2017