Southwark Park  

 
 
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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.

 

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Canada Water Tube Station
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  25% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 20 minutes from Southwark Park
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £46  21% 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
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Guoman Tower, E1Q | 25 minutes from Southwark Park
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Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 2.3 miles from Southwark Park
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City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 27 minutes from Southwark Park
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West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 30 minutes from Southwark Park
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Burgess Park, Albany Road, Southwark, London SE5 | 29 minutes from Southwark Park
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3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 25 minutes from Southwark Park
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10 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 25 minutes from Southwark Park
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1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 2 minutes from Southwark Park
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Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 4 minutes from Southwark Park
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Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Southwark Park
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Maritime Greenwich University Campus, Park Row, SE10 | 2.2 miles from Southwark Park
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Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 2.2 miles from Southwark Park
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.4 miles from Southwark Park
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Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 14 minutes from Southwark Park
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108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 14 minutes from Southwark Park
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Prospect of Whitby
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57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 16 minutes from Southwark Park
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The Printworks
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1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 8 minutes from Southwark Park
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 22 minutes from Southwark Park
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Southwark Park
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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
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 26 minutes from Southwark Park
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City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 27 minutes from Southwark Park
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