Yet another Greenwich pub is now up for demolition

In what is becoming a depressingly all too familiar exercise I’m writing yet another post about a Greenwich pub likely to see the wrecking ball. And this one is probably the worst yet.

Developers are proposing to demolish the former Thames Inn. The Victorian structure is full of character and provides a great compliment to a 1930s housing estate on one side and various modern developments the other. It’s a rare link to the past, and the whole area is all the better for it.

I hoped this would come back to life once the New Capital Quay development opened alongside. Something for Antic to operate perhaps, given their lack of representation in Greenwich.

But no, not even huge new developments all around can make this viable apparently. What does that say about the extortionate rents and taxes levied on pubs?

A generic block of 8 flats is proposed:


It joins a long list of pubs for demolition, including the Lord Hood, which I covered here.

lord hood

And just last month this former pub, which became a book shop, has seen plans in for demolition, which I covered here:

Book Place beside 'The Gramercy' development
Book Place beside ‘The Gramercy’ development

Just further along Thames street stands the Old Loyal Britons. It’s also due to come down for housing.

The planning reference for the Thames Inn demolition is 16/3734/F. Click here to search for more information.


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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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