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Property to let in Birkdale Road, London, SE2

Birkdale Road, London, SE2

£1,100 per month

Fees: Referencing £90 per tenant & £100 admin fee per tenancy plus VAT. Other fees may apply.

A three bedroom semi detached house offered unfurnished with white goods. GCH, DG, garage and OSP. Two shower rooms. AVAILABLE NOW

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 receptions

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Our area guide for Plumstead and Woolwich offers a brief overview of the towns and their attractions, properties, schools, history, council tax and public transport links.

Overview

Plumstead offers multi cultural living in an exceptionally well connected location. Set with the River Thames as a backdrop, Plumstead, with neighbouring Woolwich and Shooters Hill, is a great place for first-time buyers and families looking for value for money, as property prices in this part of London are considerably lower than elsewhere. Plumstead’s heart lies at Plumstead Common, a wide open space in the centre of the town. It is where Arsenal Football Club was founded, with a team of men from the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich training on the common from 1886 and 1913. Ex-Arsenal footballer Ian Wright is from Woolwich, while snooker player Steve Davies and musician Tinie Tempah are from Plumstead. Woolwich is subject to one of the biggest regeneration projects in London, with the town centre and the Royal Arsenal being central focuses.

Shopping

Take a trip to Plumstead High Street to have your senses awakened as it’s a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. Food and clothing stores from every corner of the world are represented, including Indian, Pakistani, Afro Caribbean and Nigerian. Woolwich is going through a major redevelopment and regeneration, with many long established and well known stores returning to the High Street. A big Tesco is a new addition, while big names like Nando’s and Starbucks have moved in.

Attractions

Plumstead and Woolwich are very urban environments but they both enjoy green open spaces. Plumstead Common has tennis courts, a rugby pitch and a lawn bowls club, while the Plumstead Make Merry and other community festivals are held on the common. Neighbouring Winn’s Common is a more rugged area with a fitness trail. Woolwich Common regularly hosts fairgrounds and circuses. Oxleas Woods and Shrewsbury Park can be found between Shooters Hill and Plumstead. Woolwich Army Barracks, just off of Woolwich Common, has been selected to host the shooting events for the 2012 Olympics. The military theme continues at the Royal Arsenal, which is home to Firepower – an interactive museum detailing the UK’s war history.

Food and Drink

Residents can sample a plethora of international cuisines with a host of take-aways, informal dine-in outlets and formal restaurants. Head to Woolwich for all the big fast food names, including the very first McDonalds ever to open in Britain. Drinkers are spoilt for choice. The Old Mill on Plumstead Common is a community pub that retains part of the original mill attached to Plumstead Manor while the Earl of Chatham in Woolwich is popular with students. Royal Arsenal is home to a brand new Young’s pub and restaurant called Dial Arch, serving great food and cask ales. You’ll also find a Couture Food Hall on the Royal Arsenal site.

History

Woolwich is steeped in military history as it was home to the Royal Arsenal – the most important munitions and military equipment factory during the WWI period. The 76-acre site is now known as Royal Arsenal Riverside and is home to many listed buildings that have been converted into warehouse-style flats by developer Berkeley. There are plans for an on-site hotel and Tesco Express. Most of Plumstead’s history centres on Plumstead Manor – now part of a secondary school but most of the original manor house remains. The manor has been used as a pawn in historical wrangles, passing in ownership between King Edgar, Earl Godwin, King Edward the Confessor, King Harold, William the Conqueror, Henry VI of England and Henry VIII.

Property market

Plumstead and Woolwich boast varied housing options, from affordable flats and maisonettes, two up, two down period-built properties, up market riverside apartments and more substantial family properties around Plumstead Common and Shooters Hill. Woolwich is the place to head for converted, historic apartments. As well as the numerous warehouse-style flats at Royal Arsenal Riverside, the Royal Military Academy - established by King George II and built in 1806 as a new campus for its elite tutors and aspiring pupils – has been turned into flats.

Council Tax

Plumstead and Woolwich are both located in the London borough of Greenwich and these are the council tax valuation details for the year 2014/2015.

Valuation band 2014 to 2015 2013 to 2014
A - Up to £40,000 £853.27 £855.94
B - £40,001 to £52,000 £995.49 £998.60
C - £52,001 to £68,000 £1,137.70 £1,141.25
D - £68,001 to £88,000 £1,279.91 £1,283.91
E - £88,001 to £120,000 £1,564.33 £1,569.22
F - £120,001 to £160,000 £1,848.76 £1,854.54
G - £160,001 to £320,000 £2,133.18 £2,139.85
H - Over £320,000 £2,559.82 £2,567.82

Education

Plumstead and Woolwich are densely populated areas so there’s no shortage of schools, as well as a large presence from the University of Greenwich. Schools include:

Hospitals

Woolwich is home to the borough’s major hospital – Queen Elizabeth.

Transport links

Public transport has improved drastically in recent years. The mainline railway (Woolwich line) runs through Plumstead and Woolwich, and arrives in London Bridge in 20 minutes, then on to Cannon Street or Charing Cross (via Waterloo East). Woolwich is now home to a DLR station, while the Royal Arsenal has a river taxi pier. The Royal Arsenal estate is also the designated site for a Crossrail station. Plumstead and Woolwich are both well served by bus routes, taking passengers either into central London or out into Kent for Bluewater shopping centre. The free Woolwich Ferry is well used to get to East London and City Airport.