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The Viewing Platform and Galleries are open every Sunday from 31 March 2024.

About Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle is an elegantly preserved Gothic tower situated on Shooter’s Hill, one of the highest points in London. From our viewing platform, you will be captivated by the spectacular 360° view of the capital and beyond.


This historic Grade II*-listed 18th-century folly is nestled in ancient woodland, making it the ideal hidden gem to explore away from the London bustle.


Our Tearoom is open Thursday to Sunday.

Tea Room Opening Times:

Thursday - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday - 9.00am - 4.00pm


The Viewing Platform and Galleries are open every Sunday from 31 March 2024.

Viewing Platform and Galleries Opening Times:

Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm (last entry 3.45pm)



We are a charity (Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust) and rely on donations from the public and organisations. We would be very thankful if you could donate what you can.

Please click here to donate to Severndroog.

Three Reasons to Visit

The Castle
& Viewing Platform

Severndroog Castle was built in 1784 as a memorial to Sir William James by his wife Lady Anne James. It celebrates his most famous exploit, the capturing of the island fortress of Suvarnadurg. 


Severndroog Castle is 132 metres (432 feet) above sea level, gifting it with one of the best panoramic views of the London cityscape, the Thames River and the edges of London's seven surrounding counties.

The Tea Room

On the ground floor of the castle lies a Tearoom filled with delicious treats, freshly prepared lunches and comforting hot drinks.


This haven at the edge of the woods welcomes all passers by, even the four-legged kind.


During the warmer months, the outside terrace allows you to bask in the sun admiring the flowers and the trees.

The Woods
& Their Trails
Have a look at our woodland trail

Severndroog Castle stands in Castle Wood, one of Britain’s few remaining ancient deciduous woodland sites, dating back over 8000 years. It is a site of Special Scientific Interest, and covers 72.7 hectares. It is part of a larger parkland area which includes Oxleas Wood, Jack Wood and Shepherdleas Wood.


These woodlands form part of London's Green Chain Walk and Capital Ring Walk, and provide picturesque nature trails to walk and cycle through.


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