Eltham is a district of south London, England, located in the London Borough of Greenwich. It is situated 8.6 miles (13.8 km) east south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Eltham today is one of the largest suburban developments in the borough with a population of almost 88,000 people.
The town centre supports a loyal core of shoppers, diners, and drinkers, but the nightlife is modest. Eltham residents occupy a housing stock of mixed age, particularly towards Eltham Park and the multiple streets with 'Glen' in their names, and there are some fine buildings scattered around the area. At least two roads, North Park and Court Road, contain million pound homes, and some of the older Victorian buildings have been subdivided into apartments.