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Charlton (Greater London)
Location of Charlton in Greater London

Charlton is a working-class district in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in the south-east of the British capital London , which includes part of the Docklands on the River Thames . The place suffered severe damage during the Second World War .

Charlton House

As a neighborhood neighborhood to Greenwich , Charlton has developed rather well compared to other areas in south-east London, but Charlton is still an area with high crime rates and above-average unemployment .

A landmark building in Charlton is Charlton House , a Jacobean style mansion built between 1607 and 1612.

Charlton Athletic FC , who play in the English Football League Championship , is at home in Charlton .


  • Henry Oldenburg (* around 1618; † 1677), German-English diplomat and natural philosopher, died in Charlton
  • Flinders Petrie (1853–1942), British Egyptologist, born in Charlton
  • Andy Fordham (* 1962), darts player, born in Charlton

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Coordinates: 51 ° 29 ′ 15 ″  N , 0 ° 2 ′ 20 ″  E