Severndroog Castle

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Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle
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This 18th century Gothic tower, with 360° views of London, was built in ancient woodland by Lady Ann James in memory of her husband, Commodore Sir William James of the East India Company. The castle is perched on one of South-East London's highest points and offers exceptional views of London and its surrounding counties. When visiting, you can also tour the rest of the building and learn about its rich history, as well as explore the surrounding woodland. Viewing Platform open Sundays, 10:00 - 15:30 Tearoom open Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 16:00
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Esher Sansom
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Perfect day out at the cafe
Sep 2021 • Friends
Today, when we visited sevendroog castle, we received a very warm welcome from Michele at the cafe. The food was delicious and the coffees were perfect. They have vegan alternatives which are just as delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful and very pet friendly.
Written September 16, 2021
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KittyBeeCole
London, UK17 contributions
A slice of heaven
Aug 2021
A hidden gem in SE London nestled in Oxleas' Woods. Living at the bottom of the woods, just below the castle, we regularly walk up here for a coffee and a cake before of after our walk. Michelle and her team are lovely and the food is delicious. The cakes are to die for and the savoury food is yummy. Both my children love to visit and we've never been disappointed. They especially love the children's hot chocolate, the brownies and the ice-creams during the summer. Definitely worth a stop and the view from the tower is stunning.
Written August 30, 2021
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Diptych
Hampton, UK1,079 contributions
Towering Infurlough!
Oct 2020
Trip Advisor is telling me that this attraction is closed but the cafe at its base most certainly isn't. Manned (exclusively by woment - so 'staffed' might have been a better choice of word) it offers great, inexpensive cafe food in an intriguing environment. Tables are spread around the foot of the tower. A great place to stop on the Capital Ring walk. Glad that I did.
Written October 26, 2020
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Domi
London, UK623 contributions
Nice!
Oct 2020
Good place for walks - beautiful parks, views of Central London. Close to Eltham Palace too - enough to do in a day out.
Written October 18, 2020
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David CM
24 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2019
The view down to Central London from the top of the tower is fantastic, and the woods are beautiful for a walk, if your able to you can park in Welling Way and walk up to the castle through the trees, just keep going up hill and you should eventually find it. We had a hilarious time there , even though they ran out of cakes due to it being so popular that day.
Written August 25, 2020
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Julia T
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What a lovely experience
Jun 2020 • Friends
What a lovely experience!
We were served promptly by very friendly staff that went out of their ways to help us out!
We had a couple of hot drinks and the kids had ice-cream. It was great!
Staff had face masks on and everything looked sparkling clean and well kept.
Written June 28, 2020
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JasmineBassi
London, UK9 contributions
Good for walks
Dec 2019
My visit to Severndroog Castle was overall positive. It was a lovely day and had several nature trails attached to the location. The cafe is excellent and the location has a great view at the top. To my knowledge it is a very reasonable price for a wonderful day out
Written March 30, 2020
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dacabs
Winston Park, South Africa427 contributions
Amazing view of London!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wow! Recommended if you are in Eltham / Greenwich area on a Sat or Sun, visit Severndroog Castle and for a small fee, climb to the viewing platform at top. Amazing views of London + apparently on a clear day you can see Windsor Castle in the distance!!! Tea, coffee cool drinks and delicious cakes on sale. Guides on hand to tell history of Castle
Written March 8, 2020
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Rosemary
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Gem of Cafe on Capital ring
Feb 2020
Walking the Capital Ring with my friend. Cafe was a welcome respite from the cold blustery weather. Although small inside it is worth a visit (unfortunately only open on weekends in the winter). The food was delicious. I can particularly recommend the sweet potato and feta slice (with salad). The staff were friendly and didn't rush us. The tower itself is only open on Sundays in winter.
Written February 23, 2020
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681AdamB
Dartford33 contributions
Great food, great staff
Jan 2020
I think you can probably count the amount of tables the cafe has indoors on one hand although there are plenty more outside. When we arrived all the seats except one were taken but the staff brought one of the outside chairs in for us so we had a table. Coffee is seriously good, not thin and watery like some places I've tried and the food is excellent (albeit not a big menu as such a small place). The staff were very friendly though and it's a place I'd love to go back to. We couldn't go to the top of the castle as it's not open until 15th Feb and we visited in January but we'll definitely make a point of going back when its open. Need to try the coffee again!
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you Adam for your visit to the Severndroog Castle Tearoom and for taking the time to write this warming review. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the catering team, who will be very pleased. We hope to welcome you back soon so you can have some more of our coffee and also take in our spectacular views. The Viewing Platform will reopen on Sunday 16th February and will be open between 10am and 3.30pm every Sunday thereafter during the Winter season. Our best wishes, The Severndroog Castle Team
Written January 31, 2020
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