Also known as Blackheath Village: situated in the middle of Blackheath Common, on the edge of Greenwich
Park, in South London
. Covered by the London Borough of Lewisham
. Blackheath is posh
, and full of 'elegant' Georgian houses, antique
shops, estate agents and over-priced delicatessen
The heath once used to be a rallying point for large groups entering London
from the east, including Wat Tyler's band of rebels at the time of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. It was also the haunt of highwaymen
in the 17th century. Now they fly kites on it on Sundays, and occasionally have a funfair.
Also the birthplace of me..