Once derelict areas that sat on the River Thames have become thriving hubs with five-star homes and amenities. It started with Canary Wharf during the eighties and moved further south to incorporate North Greenwich, a stylish neighbourhood just moments from the primary parts of Greenwich.
And the work isn't finished yet, as North Greenwich continues to grow, becoming a prime London neighbourhood. Living here means access to plush homes, excellent travel connections and you're just a hop and skip away from the O2 Arena.
In this London guide, we're examining North Greenwich in more detail and looking at why the SE10 postcode should be high up on your list of places to live in the capital.
North Greenwich on a map
Also referred to as Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich is an area in southeast London. It sits between the Isle of Dogs to the west of Silvertown and Greenwich to the south.
History of North Greenwich
The area was formerly known as Greenwich Marshes and then East Greenwich in the 19th century. Initially, this part of Greenwich was drained by the Dutch in the 16th century to be used as pasture land.
Then, during the 17th century, nearby Blackwell Point became a prominent location for the hanging of pirate corpses as a deterrent for other would-be pirates.
Fast-forward to the 19th century, and the area became heavily industrialised. It wasn't until the late 1980s when it began receiving significant regeneration, bringing a more residential feel and changing the name to North Greenwich after the tube station.
Who lives there?
North Greenwich has a population of around 20,000 and a median age of 31. Close travel links to Canary Wharf make the area a popular choice with those working in London's financial sector.
Renting in North Greenwich
The overwhelming majority of homes in North Greenwich come in the form of shiny new apartments. Some of these include spectacular views of the River Thames and the London skyline.
Build-to-Rent specialists Essential Living offers Union Wharf, a 23-storey tower with 24-hour concierge and social spaces. Upper Riverside is also a stylish set of homes adjoined to the five-star Intercontinental hotel.
Expect to pay around £1,500 per month for a one-bedroom flat in North Greenwich, £2,000 per month for a two-bedroom home, and £2,500 per month for a three-bedroom property.
North Greenwich travel
North Greenwich tube station is the primary travel hub in the area and is located on the Jubilee Line. It has direct services into Canary Wharf, Canada Water, Bond Street, Baker Street, and St. John's Wood.
Nearby Greenwich also has DLR services at Cutty Sark, while a good bus network is available and takes you to nearby neighbourhoods. North Greenwich is located in travel zones 2 and 3.
North Greenwich eateries
Sticks n Sushi
Based on a renowned Danish concept, Sticks n Sushi offers delicious sushi and grilled yakitori skewers. So head here for some authentic Japanese bites and satisfy your stomach.
North Pole Bar and Grill
Sample stylish dining at North Pole Bar and Grill, an elegant restaurant serving modern European cuisine. Tuck into great food while enjoying the sounds of the live pianist.
Head to the O2 for some designer steaks at Gaucho, an upmarket Argentinian steakhouse with some of the best cuts around. Enjoy cowhide fabrics and lavish backdrops while you experience prime steak.
Things to do in North Greenwich
In nearby Greenwich, you'll find one of London's eight royal parks. Wander the open spaces, soak up the views from the hilltops and visit the Royal Observatory at Greenwich Park.
Without a doubt, the primary attraction in North Greenwich is the O2. It has just about everything you need, from great restaurants to bars and places to shake a leg. Oh, and let's not forget NBA basketball games, tennis and performances from world-class stars like The Weeknd, Rihanna and more.
Up at The O2
Head to the top of the O2 and enjoy sweeping views of London while you climb one of the capital's most impressive buildings. Go for the sunset climb and marvel at the remarkable views as day turns into night.
Moving to Greenwich
If you're after impressive apartment buildings, great travel links and top-notch things to do, then North Greenwich could just be the neighbourhood for you. Moving here means you have the best of London on your doorstep, and it's all set to the backdrop of a fantastic riverside location.