London area of SE1 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE1 neighbourhood

SE1 covers a large portion of central London south of the River Thames, taking in areas such as the South Bank, Southwark and Bermondsey. The South Bank is a narrow section of riverside development on the banks of the river and is a significant tourist district, stretching from the London Eye in the west to the Design Museum in the east. Known for its strong arts and entertainment connection, the area comprises such facilities as the Southbank Centre, the Royal National Theatre, BFI Southbank, the London Film Museum, the Sea Life London Aquarium and the iconic London Eye. Southwark is an inner city district next to the South Bank and is the home of the City Hall offices. Famous London landmarks and attractions such as Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast Bermondsey and the London Dungeon can all be found in Bermondsey.

See our recommended nearby SE1 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE1 Hotels

in or near SE1
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
20 Lavington S, SE1
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1
The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Entertainment

in or near SE1
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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1, London SE1
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, SE1, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1, London SE1
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE1
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1, London SE1
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
Avonmouth House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6 Avonmouth Street, SE1, London SE1
A popular venue with private and public sector clients, this smart, modern purpose built training and conference venue has natural daylight and air conditioning in all ... More
 
 
 
London Fire Brigade Museum, Winchester House
London > Attractions > Museums
94a Southwark Bridge Road, SE1, London SE1
Situated in Winchester House, this Grade II listed building was the home of Eyre Massey Shaw, the first chief officer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (later ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE1
Aberdeen Sea Products
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 2, Toulmin Street, SE1, London SE1
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Silverprint
London > Shopping > Specialists
120 London Road, SE1, London SE1
Darkroom accessories... More
 
 
 
La Bodeguita
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Upper Level, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, SE1, London SE1
Latin American grocery ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE1 London?
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El Vergel
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
132 Webber Street, SE1, London SE10QL
Tiny Latino restaurant and café tucked away behind Borough tube which is much loved by local office workers and residents. Owned and run by a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, SE1, London SE1
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The Goldsmith
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1, London SE1
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 

SE1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE1.
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1, London SE1
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, SE1, London SE1
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, SE1, London SE1
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Nightlife

SE1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Ministry of Sound
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
103 Gaunt Street, SE1, London SE1
A massive sound system, huge dancefloor and a staggering roster of big name DJs has made sure of Ministry of Sound's place in clubbing folklore. The ... More
 
 
 
Imbibe
London > Nightlife > Bars
173 Blackfriars Road, SE1, London SE1
From the outside, Imbibe looks fairly unpromising - a brash wash of colour frames a series of large modern, windows. Inside, a strong 70s retro theme ... More
 
 
 

SE1 Leisure

SE1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
UK Thai Chi
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Arrol House, Rockingham Street, SE1, London SE1
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Red Cross Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
76 Redcross Way, SE1, London SE1
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London Palace Superbowl
London > Leisure > Activities
1st Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, SE1, London SE1
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SE1 Education

in or near SE1
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, SE1, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE1, London SE11HR
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 

SE1 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE1.
Ministry of Sound
London > Business > Venue Hire
103 Gaunt Street, SE1, London SE1
A massive sound system, huge dancefloor and a staggering roster of big name DJs has made sure of Ministry of Sound's place in clubbing folklore. The ... More
 
 
 
Prospero House
London > Business > Venue Hire
241 Borough High Street, SE1, London SE1
Located on London's vibrant South Bank, Prospero House is a large training, meeting and conference venue. Just five minute from London Bridge, there are three floors ... More
 
 
 
The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, SE1, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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