Category Archives: FAQ

Charlton Lido now open!

Within walking distance of the Water Tower, the newly refurbished Charlton Lido boasts a 50m Olympic-size heated outdoor pool, and is now open until Sunday 30th September

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FAQ: Parking

PARKING RESTRICTIONS   Parking restrictions have now been implemented on the estate. Please take note of the following in order to make your stay trouble free. ON THE TOWER DRIVE This is the best place to park as there are … Continue reading

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FAQ – Local restaurants

Blackheath The nearest selection of restaurants is at Blackheath (10 mins on the bus or 5 mins by car). This has some of the regular chains (Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Giraffe, Costa) as well as a good selection of independent … Continue reading

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FAQ: Olympic info

The map below shows the Water Tower, 2012 Olympics sites and Central London (the Olympics Park plus the green diamonds numbered 1 and 2). The main Olympic park is on the north side of the river. It is an 18 … Continue reading

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FAQ: Towering snippets

A few facts about the Water Tower to intrigue you… It was originally built to provide water to one of the world’s first pressure fed central heating systems for the Victorian hospital that was built here for the poor (forerunner … Continue reading

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FAQ: Welcome pack

We know how it feels to travel to a new place – you might just need that cup of tea before starting your weekend and the last thing you feel like is going shopping for tomorrow’s breakfast. We want you … Continue reading

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FAQ: Hotels nearby

Some groups using the Water Tower require additional accommodation in the area. Here are some to consider Modern luxury: Novotel Greenwich. 2 miles. c $130 Budget: Ibis Hotel in Greenwich. 2 miles. c $80 and Travelodge Hotel (3 miles) in Deptford … Continue reading

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Facilities

See here for info on catering facilities. Living room: TV with Sky+, CD/DVD player, CD and DVD library, board games, London guide books Bedrooms: TV with Sky+ and DVD player, I-pod docking speakers, hairdryer, robes, slippers, toiletries Observatory Lounge: TV, … Continue reading

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FAQ: Streetcar / carclub options

There are streetcars at Charlton, Eltham and Blackheath railway stations, all less than two miles from the water tower. See their website to register and for more info

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FAQ: catering facilities

The Tower is set up for 10 guests. This is what equipment is available on site:  There is crockery, glassware and cutlery available for 20 settings Crockery: dinner plates, side plates, soup bowls, pasta bowls, tea cups, mugs Glassware: water … Continue reading

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