Development plans

Eltham is one of the three major town centres in the Royal Borough, along with Greenwich and Woolwich.

Historically important as the place where Henry VIII grew up, it is a thriving centre with a mix of national brands and independent shops.

High Street public realm

Eltham High Street is currently undergoing a £6.6m improvement scheme as part of the Council's regeneration masterplan for the town centre. Work started in February 2016. The scheme is primarily funded by Transport for London. It includes:

  • better crossings
  • new trees and landscaping
  • widening and re-paving of footpaths
  • upgraded street lighting
  • more parking spaces
  • introduction of a 20mph speed limit
  • repositioning of some bus stops to reduce overcrowding
  • improved cycle facilities and lanes
  • de-cluttering of the high street.

Eltham Cinema

The Council is developing a six-screen cinema complex on Eltham High Street.

The complex will also house two new restaurants.

Passey Place

Passey place is a small public area which is used for entertainment and events, including a monthly market. It is also used by the public as a central meeting place. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the year.