Southwark Park

 
 
ADDRESS
Lower Road, Southwark, London SE16 2UA 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7.30am until an hour before dusk
 

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Southwark ParkSouthwark Park in Bermondsey first opened its gates to the public in 1869 and was one of the earliest parks to be opened by the Metropolitan Board of Works. Covering an area of 63 acres, the design of the park is attributed to Alexander McKenzie (who also landscaped Finsbury Park) and offers fantastic wide-open spaces, perfect for playing games, picnics, walking or just enjoying the scenery. Southwark Park offers a wide range of sporting facilities, a cafe, art gallery, bandstand and boating lake. Look out for the drinking fountain - not just any old watering hole but the first public memorial to honour a working class man; it was created to commemorate Mr Jabez West, a member of a local Temperance Society who was a supporter of the teetotal movement from 1875. Access to the park is via four entrances at Jamaica Road, Lower Road, Southwark Park Road and Gomm Road.

 

Southwark Park events

 
Shine Night WalkShine Night WalkCancer doesn't sleep and neither will London on Saturday 27th September when Cancer Research UK's thrilling night-time walking marathon, Shine Night Walk, returns by popular demand for its fourth year.29th September 2014Monday 29th September 2014 Where:
Southwark Park,   Lower Road      SE16 2UA
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Shine Night Walk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fundraising Event
DATES  Monday 29th September 2014 - 9pm-6am
Cancer doesn't sleep and neither will London on Saturday 27th September when Cancer Research UK's thrilling night-time walking marathon, Shine Night Walk, returns by popular demand for its fourth year.
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Surrey Quays Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Southwark Park on LondonTown.com

 
Fireworks in London 2009

Thursday 5th November 2009 Guy Fawkes Night South London is the place to be for a free fireworks show on Guy Fawkes Night with three free displays taking place across the borough...

 
 
Fireworks in London 2008

Southwark Fireworks Night Southwark Park, SE16 2UA Wednesday 5th November 2008 The details of this family friendly fireworks night are still to be confirmed but we're expecting it...

 
 
Festivals, Fairs & Fetes

Bermondsey Carnival & The Event Southwark Park, SE16 2UA 12th July 2008 The Bermondsey Carnival takes revellers through the streets of Southwark, celebrating summer with a...

 
 
Fireworks in London 2007

Southwark Fireworks at Greenland Dock Greenland Dock, SE16 7TE 5th November 2007 PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED. IT WILL NOW BE HELD AT SOUTHWARK PARK, BERMONDSEY. ...

 
 
Summer Theatre for Kids

London Bubble14th July 2006 - 20th August 2006 London Bubble's hugely accomplished and entertaining park theatre returns for another summer of mystery and...

 
 
London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near Southwark Park

Near Southwark Park
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  25% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 20 minutes from Southwark Park
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  38% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 23 minutes from Southwark Park
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  30% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 25 minutes from Southwark Park
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 2.3 miles from Southwark Park
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Greenwich Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Romney Road, SE10 | 2.5 miles from Southwark Park
As a World Heritage Site marking the site of the Greenwich Meridian (the base point for World Time and the location of Longitude 0) Greenwich is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 27 minutes from Southwark Park
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southwark Park

Southwark Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art £1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 30 minutes from Southwark Park
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Southwark Park

Near Southwark Park
On Soon
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Subtitled)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Sunday 31st August 2014 - 10.45am
Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 4 minutes from Southwark Park
During one of his regular sorties with Toothless, Hiccup stumbles upon a lost world full of rescued dragons and a valiant dragon rider named Valka, who ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Deliver Us From Evil
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 29th Aug to 2nd Sep 2014 - 9.30pm
Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 4 minutes from Southwark Park
Detective Ralph Sarchie and thrill-seeking partner Butler answer two calls in one night: a domestic dispute involving Iraq war veteran Jimmy Tratner and infanticide at the ...More
 
 
 
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J'Accuse
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - 8.30pm
Rotherhithe Sands Films Studios, 82 Saint Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 | 9 minutes from Southwark Park
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark Park

Near Southwark Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Space
London > Entertainment > Live Music
269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 23 minutes from Southwark Park
It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shortwave Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
10 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 25 minutes from Southwark Park
Shortwave films, a company whose primary objective was to promote emerging film and video artists, have set up this independent cinema in Bermondsey Square. As you'd ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 26 minutes from Southwark Park
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark Park

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cafe Gallery Projects
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 2 minutes from Southwark Park
Before the Bermondsey Artists' Group (BAG) took over the cafe in the middle of Southwark Park it had fallen into disrepair. The building was completely renovated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dilston Grove
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 4 minutes from Southwark Park
Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk away, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Southwark Park
Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted by ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Southwark Park

The best shops and markets near Southwark Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark Park
Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark Park
Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coleman Coffee Roasters
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
55 Stanworth Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Southwark Park
Wake up on a Saturday morning and smell the freshly roasted coffee at Coleman Coffee Roasters, a small batch coffee roastery at No. 55 Stanworth Street ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Southwark Park

What are the best dining options near Southwark Park London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
126 Lower Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 2 minutes from Southwark Park
Three menus - the bistro menu, the grill menu and the pizza menu - are served in two separate dining rooms at The Yellow House where ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simplicity
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 9 minutes from Southwark Park
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simplicity
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 9 minutes from Southwark Park
... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark Park

Near Southwark Park
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.4 miles from Southwark Park
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2.4 miles from Southwark Park
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.5 miles from Southwark Park
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Southwark Park

Southwark Park gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 27 minutes from Southwark Park
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art £1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark Park

The best pubs near London Southwark Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wibbley Wobbley
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 14 minutes from Southwark Park
Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 14 minutes from Southwark Park
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 16 minutes from Southwark Park
Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Southwark Park

Southwark Park clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Southwark Park
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 27 minutes from Southwark Park
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southwark Park

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark Park.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Southwark Park
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 16 minutes from Southwark Park
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 26 minutes from Southwark Park
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Great London Swim
Great London Swim
Sporting Events | On 30th August 2014 

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre 22 minutes walk from Southwark Park

If you've ever fancied the challenge of swimming in the Thames then this is your chance. The Great ...More

 
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Design Museum 24 minutes walk from Southwark Park

Argentine-born, London-based designer Daniel Weil has made a name for himself with art pieces such as the 1981 'Bag Radio' ...More

 
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Design Museum 24 minutes walk from Southwark Park

Despite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most ...More

 
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 24 minutes walk from Southwark Park

The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Louis Kahn Open-city Architecture Tours
Tours | On 30th August 2014 

Design Museum 24 minutes walk from Southwark Park

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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 30th August 2014 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 24 minutes walk from Southwark Park

Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

 
Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures For London
Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures For London
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

White Cube Bermondsey 1.34 miles from Southwark Park

Exploring the themes of paranoia, fundamentalism, surveillance and religion that run throughout the modern world, Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures ...More

 
Bon Giovi: Bon Jovi Tribute
Music | On 30th August 2014 

The Venue 1.39 miles from Southwark Park

Tribute to the New Jersey-based stadium rockers....More

210
Music | On 30th August 2014 

New Cross Inn 1.39 miles from Southwark Park

The five-piece band who hail from Moscow performs its hardcore punk material. With support from Perma War....More

Blue Harlem
Concerts | On 30th August 2014 

Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf 1.4 miles from Southwark Park

Swing and jump-jive from the London-based ensemble....More

 
 
 
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