Charlton's roots stretch back to the time of the Norman invasion, with the former parish of Kent now a vibrant district in Greenwich.
The south-east borough of the capital has become a fashionable destination for visitors, with Charlton offering everything from historical sites to world-class art venues.
London Docklands (Excel)
London City (Tower Hill)
London Tower Bridge
London City (Aldgate)
The restored 19th century Cutty Sark is one of the most popular attractions in Charlton with tourists visiting the area. The museum boat is a symbol of Britain's naval heritage and marks the final high-point for wind-powered vessels before steam ships came to dominate the world's oceans.
Tourists staying at Premier Inn's Charlton hotel will also be well placed to attend a performance at the O2 Arena. The 20,000 capacity arena was originally built to mark the Millennium and is now the world's busiest music venue.
Taking a trip to see the outstanding architecture of Charlton House is another of the most popular things to do in Charlton. The site is considered the best preserved Jacobean building in London, with the community house and grounds now open for visitors to discover.