Westcombe Park mainly consists of a large conservation area that is nestled on the slopes between Blackheath and Greenwich with an SE3 postcode.
The quality of its housing stock is indisputable: mainly large Victorian family houses for City and ‘Canary Wharfers’, and some of which are converted into flats that appeal primarily to professional couples. In addition, there is a sprinkling of purpose-built flats and apartments that offer great value for money. It even boasts a castle, Vanbrugh Castle named after Sir John Vanbrugh.
It is reported that Westcombe Park has had many famous residents such as Jools Holland, Vic Reeves / Bob Mortimer and Nick Ferrari to name a few!
The schools are highly noteworthy; Halstow Primary is among the top few schools in the whole borough, and Invicta Primary has an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating, while Blackheath High is a well-known private girl’s school.
The excellent transport on offer is another draw, with a choice of bus routes to North Greenwich tube station for the Jubilee Line (Canary Wharf only one stop!) and The DLR in Greenwich. Westcombe Park station offers highly frequent trains via London Bridge to Cannon Street or Charing Cross, or via the Thames Link service that goes all the way to Luton Airport via Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras.
The open space cannot be beaten; Royal Greenwich Park is just to the east of Westcombe Park and offers a refurbished children’s playground, incredible views, flower garden, Observatory and lots of room for dog-walking, running and playing.
At the western edge is Blackheath Standard’s roundabout that boasts Marks and Spencer’s, coffee shops, library, restaurants and the landmark ‘Royal Standard’ pub.
Westcombe Park is an outstanding area that offers so much for a wide range of residents.