Local Events


Severndroog Castle has embarked on an exciting new initiative, on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year, they are now arranging group visits to explore the Castle. These are available for pre-booked groups of between 10 and 25 people for £5 per person. Visitors will have exclusive use of the Castle for the duration of the visit and will be hosted by experienced guides.

It’s a chance to learn the history of one of London’s “Hidden Gems”. Hear stories about the lives of Sir William and Lady Anne James in the 18th Century; find out what Severndroog is, why it is here and what it has been used for over the centuries.

The building is so much more than just a folly and has now been saved for all the community to enjoy.

There is also an opportunity to see one of the best views of London from the elevated viewing platform. See no fewer than seven counties and, on a clear day, it is possible to spot Windsor Castle almost thirty miles away! Also, nearer home, view Eltham and the surrounding area from a unique perspective.

Visitors can also experience the unique area in which the Castle stands and enjoy a self-guided nature trail around the Ancient Woodland which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. During term time educational visits for schools are available, and for youth/children’s groups during the school holidays.

The nearby Terrace Tearoom also offers a range of refreshments to be enjoyed in the Lady James Room to complete the experience.

If you are interested in making a booking, please email: groups@severndroogcastle.org.uk



Thames-Side Studios is a provider of affordable studio space in Charlton.

The studios are a permanent community for local professional artists and designers from fashion, jewellery, photography to graphic design, textiles and furniture. Set in a seven-acre riverside site overlooking the Thames Barrier, it houses over 500 studios. 

Ahead of Christmas the Studios are hosting a special exhibition of featured artists.

Take the opportunity to meet the artists: Harrington Way, Warspite Road, SE18 5NR

For further information please call 0208 301 8844
(Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm) or email thames-sidestudios.co.uk







365 Days of Colour
The Charlton & Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society (CABAHS) is pleased to announce a talk by renowned TV presenter, Nick Bailey on
Monday 18th November @ 7.30pm
It is a talk about tips and techniques for year-round colour in your garden
Members £5, non-members £10 (includes refreshments and a raffle ticket)
Christmas Switch On
Please come and join us with the Royal Heritage Trust as Charlton House officially switches on the Christmas Tree lights. Mulled wine and mince pies available (£5, booking in advance), entry free. Look forward to seeing you there
Thursday 28th November @ 3.30pm
For further information for all Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust events, please click here