Woolwich Lates

Take part in Woolwich Lates, a year-long series of free arts, fitness, markets, shopping and family late events, taking place across Woolwich.

The programme builds on the exciting range of top attractionsentertainment and food options there are in Woolwich. The area is home to some outstanding spots in which to spend the evenings with family or friends.

Whether you’re heading to a comedy show at Tramshed, exploring London’s newest creative district Woolwich Works, immersing yourself in Punchdrunk’s epic theatre show The Burnt City, or enjoying a meal at one of the independent restaurants, bars, cafes or bustling markets, there’s something for everyone in Woolwich.

Come for a Woolwich Lates event and make a full day of it at one of the wonderful businesses in the area.

Woolwich Lates is supported by the Mayor of London's Night Time Enterprise Zone and Night Czar Amy Lamé and delivered by the Royal Borough of Greenwich with key partners and local businesses. This initiative is aimed at boosting our high streets and increasing activity later into the evening, for the benefit of our businesses and residents. Read more.


Friday 28 July and 4, 11, 18 and 25 August, 10am to 8pm
General Gordon Square

Join us on the last Friday in July and every Friday in August for a fun day out for all the family, with arts and crafts for the kids, fairground rides, market stalls and special performances.

On Friday 28 July, take part in a special edition of Holiday Fun Friday with a fitness twist! Check out fresh, healthy food stalls and try out sports taster sessions with GLL to get moving, dancing, running, jumping and relaxing. 

5 August, 2 September, 12noon to 8pm 
Artillery Square

We do love a market in Royal Greenwich! Spectacular street food, delicious drinks and food, arts and crafts activities for the kids and live music - what’s not to love? Come along to Artillery Square on the first Saturday of the month, until September, for a wonderful celebration of summer and markets stretching into the evening.  

Friday 4 August, 4pm to 8pm
Across Woolwich Town Centre

Join us for an unforgettable event across Woolwich! Immerse yourself in an Arts Trail celebrating the diverse cultural history of the local area, featuring artists' interventions across the town centre and high streets. 

You are welcome to explore the trail on your own or meet one of our volunteers to guide you on your tour at Woolwich Front Room

Coinciding with family day, Holiday Fun Friday.

Complete your day exploring one of the independent restaurants and bars in the areas, loved by locals and visitors alike.

Friday 25 August, 7pm
General Gordon Square

Breathtaking high wire spectacle, Open Lines, launching London’s outdoor theatre and performing arts festival. Experience something magical as London's free, annual outdoor theatre and performing arts festival is coming to Woolwich! Kick off your bank holiday with vibrant cultural performances in the town centre. 

Saturday 2 September, 12noon to 8pm 
Artillery Square

Don’t miss the last of the Royal Arsenal Summer Lates, bringing live music performances and brilliant market stalls to Artillery Square.

Saturday 16 September, 12noon to 8pm
General Gordon Square and Royal Arsenal

Get lost in the sights, sounds and colours of Woolwich Carnival, bringing a taste of Brazil to General Gordon Square and Royal Arsenal Riverside, with face painting, live music, arts and crafts into the evening.

Friday 22 September, 7pm to 8pm
Across Woolwich

Woolwich will come alive with dance, music, song and costume specific to the area to celebrate giant puppet Farrah the Fox’s return after her journey visiting other high streets across the UK.

Don't want the evening to end? Check out what businesses are in the area to grab some food, drinks or enjoy more entertainment on the Enjoy Local website