The Best Of Woolwich In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 7 months ago
The Best Of Woolwich In Photos
Tall ships at Woolwich Pier as part of the Greenwich Regatta, AKA the Tall Ships Festival. Photo: Stu Mayhew

Often overlooked in favour of the more touristy Greenwich, Woolwich (which was part of Kent until 1889) has a rich industrial and naval heritage, as well as offering river crossings in the form of the Woolwich ferry and Woolwich foot tunnel. Here, we take a stroll around Woolwich and surrounding areas through the medium of photos.

Inside Woolwich Town Hall, the physical location of Royal Borough of Greenwich's local government. This is the Victoria Hall, where, votes are counted during elections. Photo: Martin Bull
Reflection of the exterior of Woolwich Town Hall. The town hall, located in Wellington Street, opened in 1906, and is Grade II* listed. Photo: Martin Bull
Grade II listed Woolwich Fire Station on Sunbury Street. It was one of London's oldest operational fire stations (built in 1887) until it closed in 2014. Photo: Ken
McDonalds chose Woolwich as the location for its first UK outlet, back in 1974. More on that here, but clearly not everyone's grateful for that contribution to our food scene. Photo: roger.w800
Cranes from the docks at New Charlton at sunrise. Photo: Dave Banbury
St George's Garrison Church ruins. The church was built in 1863, near the common, but was largely destroyed by a V1 bomb in 1944. The ruins are preserved as a memorial. Photo: Martin Bull
Woolwich Cemetery. Photo: Stephanie Sadler
Woolwich Coffee Lounge and South London College, near Woolwich Arsenal station. Photo: Michael Capo
Royal Artillery Barracks. The last Artillery regiment left the barracks in July 2007, and it has several other uses now (including a temporary shooting venue during the London 2012 Olympics). Photo: Martin Bull
The Victoria on Woolwich Road in Charlton. Six London pubs were given listed status in August 2015, but this wasn't one of them. Photo: Dave Wood
Rotunda on Woolwich Common. Today, it houses an artillery museum, but it was originally constructed as a bell tent for a special exhibition in 1814. Photo: Martin Bull
Across the river in North Woolwich are the Tate & Lyle and Lyle's Golden Syrup factories. Photo: Amanda Vincent-Rous
The King's Troop Royal Artillery parade through Woolwich. Photo: Mike King

Last Updated 04 September 2017

Continued below.

Nancy

Thank you for these photos. I look forward to seeing them.

Francesca Fenn

Great photos - and don't forget the Tate & Lyle Giant Golden Treacle Tin -