Greenwich: A Short Guide
Greenwich is a large area located in South East London. The borough lies on the southern bank of the River Thames and houses various towns including Blackheath, Charlton, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, Abbey Wood, Mottingham, Eltham, South End and Kidbrooke. Known for being a tourist hotspot with wonderful scenic locations, it is home to some of the most famous sites in London, such as Cutty Sark, The Queen’s House and Greenwich Market.
The history of Greenwich
The Royal Borough of Greenwich dates back to 1012. The area was greatly favoured by the Royal family at the time, and the town centre remains a Unesco World Heritage Site. Some of the historic sites, such as Eltham and Greenwich Palace, still stand to this day, and have survived from the 14th and 15th century.
The borough’s monarchial history derives from the interest shown towards the area by the royal family, across generations. During the 16th and 17th century, many properties were owned by Henry VII, including the Palace of Placentia which was the birthplace of Henry VIII.
The Royal Hospital for Seaman, and its schools and college were all established between 1696 and 1998. This sits alongside the National Maritime Museum which has been located in Greenwich since 1937. The borough, as present, was fully established in 1965; through a merger between two of the largest areas within London — Greenwich and Woolwich.
A booming borough
It’s currently estimated that the borough houses over 282,000 residents. Greenwich is widely diverse with one in two (52%) people originating from a white British background.
There are over 11,000 registered businesses currently within the borough, including multiple creative companies, tourist sites and a large retail selection. Greenwich is also home to many construction and manufacturing organisations. The area welcomes plenty of tourist activity which alongside businesses naturally produces large amounts of waste.
Bywaters waste management responsibilities include dealing with various commercial waste streams around London. We aim to provide more effective and efficient means of collecting your waste by catering to businesses of all sizes across all boroughs. Small or large, your business will receive the same level of customer service — we provide the best waste management solutions for your organisation’s needs.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a vibrant area filled with thousands of businesses and famous tourist sites. The borough housed the first railway project which ran between London and Greenwich, back in 1836. It’s home to The Valley (Charlton Athletic), the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park, the Royal Naval College, the O2 arena and many more.