Bordering the stunning Greenwich Park and closely located to the River Thames, Maze Hill is a green retreat within the Greenwich area. Living in Maze Hill, you’ll have an abundance of scenic spaces, traditional pubs and iconic museums right on your doorstep.
The main Maze Hill Overground station easily connects the area with other parts of South London, including a 30-minute commute to Tower Hill. Nearby Greenwich and trendy Deptford are within walkable distance. Believed to have been named after the 17th-century resident Sir Algernon May, Maze Hill (a historical misspelling of ‘May’s Hill’) is still rich in history today, making it a good choice if you are looking for a side of London with character.
One of London’s biggest and most popular Royal Parks, Greenwich Park is a beautiful expanse of green space, picturesque gardens and historical landmarks. The hilly terrain offers views across the River Thames — a delight to behold at sunrise and sunset.
Stretching across 183 acres, the park is a relaxing retreat away from the bustle of the city. When you’re living in Maze Hill, you’ll be well located to the One Tree Hill Vista Point, playground and Millennium Sun Dial. Ideal for dog walkers, runners, picnickers and athletic enthusiasts, you will always find a secluded spot or new route to follow in the park. Or visit one of the many museums housed within the park, such as The Royal Observatory, and stand on the famed Prime Meridian.
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Plume of Feathers
Community-minded pub Plume of Feathers has a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re living in Maze Hill or just visiting for the day. With the title of ‘oldest pub in Greenwich’, the pub has been serving pints and traditional pub dishes since 1691. Bordering Greenwich Park, near the Meridian Line Plaque and Millennium Sun Dial, the pub offers picturesque views from its leafy garden.
Inside, the pub retains many of its historical touches, including an original claygate fireplace, maritime relics and paintings of the British countryside. Dine alfresco in the summer months, enjoying a menu of gourmet pub classics such as steak and kidney pie. In the winter, the Sunday roast menu and indoor log fires are sure to warm up your weekend.
Maze Hill Pottery
Fuel your creativity at Maze Hill Pottery. Run by Lisa Hammond, the art studio displays the potter’s works for sale, as well as hosting events and workshops throughout the year.
A soda firing potter, Hammond has more than 40 years of experience under her belt. Whether you’re looking for a unique homeware ornament to decorate your apartment or the chance to get hands-on and learn the art of pottery for yourself, you can rest assured you’re in good company. Keep an eye on the website and social media channels for the latest events, pottery fairs and exhibitions.
When you live in Maze Hill, you will have a thriving woodlands space right on your doorstep. Westcombe Woodlands is a hidden gem of the area, spanning four acres. A haven for local wildlife, the wilderness of this woodlands attracts all kinds of birds, insects and bats.
Run by the local community on a volunteer basis, the space hosts regular events and gardening workshops. Enjoy the chance to get green fingered and embrace the best of nature without leaving the city. As well as flora and fauna, the space is home to fruit trees, berry bushes and fungi, making it ideal for foraging.
Kitchen Garden Coffee Shop
Tucked away at the top of Maze Hill road along Greenwich Peninsula is the leafy Kitchen Garden Coffee Shop. Celebrating plants, fresh ingredients and great coffee, the little café is a chic hangout. The café has an inclusive ethos, welcoming all ages and furry friends with the largely plant-based menu.
On the menu, you’ll find dishes inspired by homegrown produce and flavours from the garden. From brunch classics to generously filled sandwiches, there’s always something delicious to order. If you’re looking for a light bite, check out the cake counter for a selection of mouth-watering freshly baked treats and pastries.
The Peter Harrison Planetarium
Housed within Greenwich Park, The Peter Harrison Planetarium hosts space films and educational displays for all ages. Next door to the world-famous Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Planetarium is an alternative place to visit on a rainy day. Home to state-of-the-art projections, you’ll get a closer look at the planets and a view from space with a mix of CGI visuals and incredible footage.
Astrology and astronomy enthusiasts can look forward to lectures from leading scientists throughout the year, as well as the chance to sign up to online courses.
Living in Maze Hill
When you’re living in Maze Hill, you’ll benefit from the leafy surrounds of the beautiful Greenwich Park and spectacular views over the River Thames. Full of character and history, you can enjoy both neighbourhood pubs and scenic walking routes alike. And there’s always something going on in nearby Greenwich (where our Union Wharf apartments are located), which is a short walk away.
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