Charlton’s rich history is reflected in its diverse architecture, with buildings that span centuries, from Charlton House, an imposing Jacobean mansion, to contemporary housing blocks. It is the home of Charlton Athletic Football Club, the Charlton Lido and the Thames Barrier, but also dozens of businesses in the Charlton Riverside. Set on a hillside by the River Thames, Charlton contains attractive open space that gives it a semi-rural quality in places.
Whilst moving with the times, local residents are keen to maintain Charlton’s cultural and environmental heritage and its reputation for strong community living.
Charlton, SE7, is 7.2 miles (11.6 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross, sitting along the south bank of the Thames. Whilst being sandwiched between two historical areas (Greenwich and Woolwich) Charlton has its own unique identity.
There is direct train access from central London to Charlton station. Regular services run from King’s Cross, London Bridge and Charing Cross. Being only two stops by train from Woolwich Arsenal, an interchange for the Dockland Light Railway and the Elizabeth line, Charlton has excellent links to airports at Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow and London City. Charlton is a short bus ride away from the Greenwich Peninsula with the O2 arena, the Jubilee line and the Emirates Cable Car. Charlton is situated near the southern entrance to the Blackwall Tunnel and road networks along the A2/M2/M20 corridor.
See Where is Charlton for more information on our area.