With its numerous lakes, acres of open spaces, nature reserves, meandering riverbanks and 30,000 trees, Thamesmead is a haven for nature lovers. Kingfishers, partridges, hares, cuckoos and even seals, have all been spotted here.
The area has a fascinating history. Home to the first pioneering New Town of the 1960s and part of the vast Royal Arsenal complex that armed Britain through two world wars..
Thamesmead is rich in arts and creativity, with a year-round programme of performance art, theatre and cultural events. All of which is about to grow thanks to a £1billion transformation project spearheaded by Peabody, London’s oldest housing association.
In addition to new homes, Peabody is providing the infrastructure to encourage more creative people, industries and ideas into the area so that nature, culture and community remain the backbone of this intriguing corner of London.
From December 2018, the Elizabeth Line will serve nearby Abbey Wood station, making Bond Street only a 25 minute trip.