Starbucks have returned to Woolwich after some years with their new branch opening beside the Elizabeth line station.
It’s located in the Officers’ House which Berkeley Homes originally wanted to demolish, with one reason given being that a path beside the building was too narrow. Berkeley’s claims were always a nonsense.
Now Berkeley Homes are happy to have Starbucks in there facing onto the very path they were using as justification to knock down a building, which was fortunately restored and now houses commercial space and flats.
The coffee chain formerly had a unit on Powis Street which closed in the late 2010s.
A change of location in some ways speaks to the relative fortunes of their respective parts of Woolwich, though hopefully Powis Street will thrive once a new multi-million street revamp gets underway imminently.
And parts of Woolwich town centre have stronger than they’ve been for some time including Hare Street.
The town centre regeneration project also includes Beresford Square with much of the space now fenced off. A new coffee shop has recently opened there named Akita.
So if you feel like something a bit more interesting it could be worth checking out.
In addition, if you fancy supporting independent businesses alongside Akita is the House of Denna coffee shop on the Arsenal site beside the Thames Clipper pier.
Alongside food and drink House of Denna also runs events.