Published: Friday, 6th October 2017

Introducing the new Heritage Trail journey coming to Royal Greenwich.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust have used local artists to create thirteen illustrated cards that offer a glimpse into the broad heritage of Woolwich and Eltham.

Follow the trail across the borough

This trail is an opportunity to engage with the borough's local talent, while highlighting the rich heritage of the borough.

Thirteen famous people, buildings and sites have been highlighted for the trail, across Woolwich and Eltham. Each card has a unique illustration showing the person, building or site on one side of the card, with the other side carrying the brief history. The card pack comes enclosed in the trail map, with each illustrated card related to a numbered point on the map.

Pick up a pack

Collect the free self guided Heritage Trail pack from any of the following locations:

Join in with our London Borough of Culture bid

The launch of this family friendly cultural activity comes as the Royal Borough has launched a once in a generation bid to win the competition to be London's Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020.

Until the 1 December, Royal Greenwich are widely consulting with residents and local groups on what Greenwich means to them. We're asking residents what events they would like to see us fund and deliver with the community if we secure the £1.1million funding that comes with winning the competition and the London Borough of Culture crown.

'Go on a quest to places you may not have been before'

Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative Industries and Community Wellbeing, Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald said: "The Heritage Trail adventure is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to experience what our fabulous borough has to offer such as the Severndroog Castle and The Royal Artillery Barracks!

"Go on a quest to places you may not have been before and widen your knowledge of Greenwich's amazing history. So discover some of your local heritage - pick up a free Heritage Trail pack and walk the trail at your own leisure.

"Exciting cultural opportunities that are accessible to everyone are vital to the local community and that's exactly what's underpinning our bid to be London's Borough of Culture. We want to make sure that everybody irrespective of wealth or background has a chance to engage in educational, enriching and enjoyable cultural programmes which are right on their doorstep."

Share your views and ideas with us

Residents can share their support for Royal Greenwich's London Borough of Culture bid by tweeting @Royal_Greenwich using #GreenwichMeans and #mylocalculture.

You can also email with any ideas or queries.