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Living in Eltham
Eltham, in the London Borough of Greenwich, covers the postcode district of SE9 and SE12. It is a suburban district of southeast London that is located around 9 miles away from Charing Cross. Etham was part of the Kent parish until 1889 when it was included in the County of London. Today, Eltham is one of the largest suburbs in the borough with a population of almost 88,000 people. Eltham has a large number of open green spaces including parklands, fields and woodlands throughout the district. Avery Hill Park is one of the largest open parklands and is famous for its Winter Garden, a tropical garden in a hothouse. Oxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood are probably the oldest wilderness in the region and are not a site of special scientific interest. Severndroog Castle, built in the memory of William James of the East India Company, and renovated in 2014, stands in the middle of Castle Wood. Although Eltham boasts of a modest nightlife, the town centre has a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. Eltham has no underground tube station, the area is linked to central London through two Overground rail lines and the road. Eltham has all the pleasures of peaceful living in the suburbs but with easy access to central London.