Living in Greenwich

September 2013 sees Scape breaking new ground, with a lush new student complex on the Greenwich Peninsula. The building has been designed by award-winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and I have to say they have done a great job; the communal areas and every detail of the rooms, from the positioning of the bed, to the colour schemes applied, have been immaculately chosen and implemented. But I’m not here to advertise this new accommodation complex, though we are taking bookings for January start contracts, instead I’m here to show you what you can expect from living in Greenwich.

Student living by the O2

Living and studying in Greenwich offers a lot of amazing attractions and things to do. It would be wrong not to start by mentioning that living at Scape Greenwich means you’re within walking distance of the O2 Arena. Opening in 2000, the venue has played host to the world’s biggest stars and attractions. The arena is more than just a music venue, it also plays host to the ATP World Tour Finals, and even Cirque de Soleil. Whatever you’re interested in, I’m sure that the O2 has an event that will tickle your fancy. And if not, there’s a whole heap of bars and restaurants nearby to keep you entertained.

Greenwich Park

Moving away from the excitement of the O2 and more peaceful surroundings, Greenwich Park is unmissable. This is the largest of all the Royal Parks, stretching out at 183 acres, it is both charming and peaceful, and the perfect backdrop for a relaxing walk, a run, or even a game of footy with your friends. The park has designated cycle routes, tennis courts and even plays host to the Royal Observatory where you’ll be treated to fantastic views of London. One final thing, for those that have an interest in all things scienctific, the park is also home to the Meridian Line.

Cutty Sark

When you think of Greenwich, one thought that immediately comes to mind is the illustrious Cutty Sark. In her day she was the fastest ship to sail the waters. She first set sail from Scotland in 1869 mainly on merchant routes to China and Australia. Since 1954 she has been docked at Greenwich, and in 2012 the Queen re-opened the former merchant vessel, after it underwent a conservation process following the infamous fire during its restoration. The Cutty Sark is a must-see attraction for all who intend on living in Greenwich; the ship really is a piece of our much-treasured history.

Greenwich Market

When you venture into Greenwich town centre, one attraction that you cannot miss is Greenwich Market. It is home to an array of stalls that will provide you with a ‘unique shopping experience.’ During the weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) the stalls are stocked with collectibles and craft items. On the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) these coexist alongside food stalls which offer dishes from around the world.

This is by no means an indefinite list of the attractions and experiences that Greenwich can offer; check out Visit Greenwich for more information. If you’re still undecided about Scape, why not take a look through our brochure or book a viewing to help you make your decision.

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