Old Woolwich

London, United Kingdom

Old Woolwich


Old Woolwich or Woolwich Central Riverside is an area along the Thames in Woolwich, South East London. It is the oldest inhabited part of Woolwich, going back to an Anglo-Saxon riverside settlement. When the demographic centre of Woolwich shifted south in the 1800s, the area became a Victorian slum. Most of Old Woolwich was cleared in the 20th and early 21st centuries to make way for industrial, infrastructural and other large-scale developments. Although most of the earlier buildings have been demolished, the area has retained some interesting architecture, including the Georgian parish church, the Edwardian foot tunnel rotunda and two cinemas of the 1930s.

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Monday6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday6:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM – 8:00 PM