Once a small town in Kent, Greenhithe has undergone a major transformation into a desirable living location for commuters, thanks to one of the biggest shopping centres in the country and a regular train service directly into the capital. Not only that, its profile is about to rise even further with the UK’s biggest theme park set to open in neighbouring Swanscombe in 2025. Read on to find out more about what makes Greenhithe the latest property hotspot.
The perfect place to shop
Bluewater is one of the biggest shopping centres in the country. It is home to over 300 stores, ranging from designer names, including Jo Malone, Tommy Hilfiger and Swarovski, to high street brands, such as Primark, Zara, JD Sports and more. It is also a top dining venue, with over 60 restaurants and cafes to cater for your every need, whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a sit-down meal.
Great transport links
Greenhithe railway station provides a regular service into central London, with Southeastern trains arriving into Charing Cross in under an hour. You can also catch a train to Gravesend and Gillingham for an even greater variety of shops and restaurants. For those with cars, the area is well connected via the M25 and M20, and Ebbsfleet International Station is just a short drive away, where you can pick up the Eurostar and be in Lille, Brussels or Paris in under two hours!
Green spaces and parkland
With its riverside location, Greenhithe has plenty of green spaces and parkland to discover, including Worchester Park and 15 acres of land surrounding Stone Pavilion. The Thames Path National Trail offers the perfect place to walk on a sunny day and Bluewater also has a number of adventurous outdoor activities on offer – explore the lakes by pedalo, ride England’s fastest zipline or wander one of the many nature trails.
The UK’s biggest theme park
One of the most anticipated upcoming attractions in the country, The London Resort, is set to open in nearby Swanscombe in 2025. The UK’s answer to Disneyland, the new sustainable entertainment resort will span approximately 465 hectares of land and be three times bigger than any theme park currently in the UK! The new attraction is sure to draw people from all over the country to the area and provide many new jobs and opportunities for local residents.
Local pubs and restaurants
In addition to the vast number of food options offered at Bluewater, Greenhithe is home to some brilliant local pubs and restaurants, with cuisines from across the world. Enjoy your dinner with a view of the river at The Pier Hotel, or visit local favourite The Bull, a dog friendly, traditional British pub providing sports entertainment and a wide variety of food options.