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Shooters Hill Information


With a height above sea level of 423 feet (129 metres), Shooters Hill is one of the highest points in London, and also gives it name to the A road which passes through from East to West.  It is believed that Shooters Hill got its name from the practice of archery in the area during the Middle Ages.  Landmarks include the distinctive Victorian Gothic Water Tower at the top of Shooters Hill, and this landmark can be seen from miles around.  Other local landmarks include Severndroog Castle.  The area is home to Woodlands Farm which is a charity run educational farm and Oxleas Wood public open space which has a lovely cafe, where you can sit and soak up the surroundings.  Former residents of Shooters Hill include famous singer Boy George and TV cook Fanny Cradock.  The english Engineer Samuel Brown developed a combustion engine that used hydrogen as a fuel and tested it to propel a vehicle up Shooters Hill in 1826!


Shooters Hill is majority period properties and at the highest points, offers stunning views over the London Skyline to Canary Wharf, The Shard, The O2 and even as far as Wembley Stadium on a clear day.


Although Shooters Hill does not have it's own railway station, it does have an excellent bus route system, and is also very close to Plumstead and Woolwich stations (please see local information pages for Plumstead and Woolwich for approximately journey times).

South Eastern

London Overground Journey Planner

Primary Schools

Eglinton Primary School & Early Years Centre (Paget Rise, Shooters Hill, SE18)

Plumcroft Primary School with nursery (Plum Lane, Shooters Hill, SE18)

Secondary Schools / Colleges

Shooters Hill Post 16 Campus (Red Lion Lane, Shooters Hill, SE18)


Please click on the link below for all the latest Ofsted reports.