Southwark

 
 
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SouthwarkSouthwark is the historical home of the capital’s arts and entertainments industry. London’s first theatres, the Globe, the Hope and The Rose were all built there in the 16th century and Shakespeare's plays first performed there. The rebuilt Globe theatre is now one of the best theatres in London, while the neighbouring Tate Modern, housed in the stupendous Bankside Power Station, is among the world’s most popular art galleries. London’s modern City Hall and the magnificent, gothic Southwark Cathedral, complete a remarkable set of buildings that show five centuries of London’s architectural achievements.

Next to Bankside, the borough takes in the up-and-coming areas of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Peckham, where Only Fools and Horse was set. This part of London is currently popular with young professionals and artists due to its proximity to the centre of town and low property prices. Nearby Borough Market is heaving with fresh, organic food and drink. In the south of the borough lies leafy, suburban Dulwich which forms a welcome contrast to the bustling energy that defines the rest of one of London’s oldest areas.

 

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LondonTown.com - Southwark Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Denmark Hill Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Denmark Hill Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Peckham Rye Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Southwark on LondonTown.com

 
London for Lovers

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July in London 2012

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August in London 2012

Carnaval del Pueblo Burgess Park, SE5 0RJ 19th August 2012 This loud, colourful Carnaval del Pueblo fiesta of all things Latin American, now in its 13th year, is...

 
 
September in London 2012

Twelfth Night Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, SE1 9DT 22nd September 2012 - 15th October 2012 The Globe welcomes back its first artistic director, Mark Rylance, whose stunning performance in...

 
 
London Carols & Services

Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services Southwark Cathedral, SE1 9DA 1st December 2011 - 25th December 2011 Southwark Cathedral's popular candlelit carol services take place on the...

 
 
London 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

Near Southwark
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  28% off
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
 
 
 
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  27% off
Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 31 minutes from Southwark
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 79 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
 
 
 
Go Native London Bridge Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £56  25% off
203 Long Lane, SE1 | 33 minutes from Southwark
Located in London's fashionable SE1 district, There private apartments could not be better positioned, whatever the reason for your visit. All areas of Central London are ... More
 
 
 
 
Westminster
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2.8 miles from Southwark
It is impossible to even begin to capture everything that Westminster - the seat of Britain’s government - has to offer. From stately Buckingham Palace and ... More
 
 
 
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City of London
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
PO Box 270, Guildhall, Clerkenwell, London EC2P | 3.7 miles from Southwark
The Square Mile was once the old city contained within the medieval walls, a history remembered each November in the pomp of the Lord Mayor's Show. ... More
 
 
 
Lambeth
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, Brixton, London SW2 | 34 minutes from Southwark
Stretching from the South Bank of the Thames to the suburbs of Streatham and Norwood, Lambeth is bursting with exciting attractions. Brixton, one of the borough's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Events near Southwark

Near Southwark
Ongoing
Ane Hjort Guttu: Time Passes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th June to 13th September 2015 - Various Times
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Ane premieres her new film piece commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, with the SLG. Set in Bergen, the film portrays an art student who undertakes to ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Thomas Hirschhorn: In-Between
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th June to 13th September 2015 - Various Times
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
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Ends Today
Gravity
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 26th Jun to 2nd Jul 2015
Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Commander Matt Kowalski, a veteran of the space program on his final mission, provides encouragement to fellow astronaut Shariff and specialist Dr Ryan Stone, who is ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark

Near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Peckham
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Havil Street, SE5 | 4 minutes from Southwark
In the heart of Borough, behind Southwark Town Hall, the Peckham Theatre offers theatre workshops especially aimed at children and young people in the borough. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 27 minutes from Southwark
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
This is one of London's most important contemporary art exhibition spaces, having shown artists such as Gilbert and George, Tracey Emin, Mark Quinn and Julian Schnabel ... More
 
 
 
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Rod Barton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
41-45 Consort Road, SE15 | 18 minutes from Southwark
Rod Barton, one of the heads of Julian Opie's studio, runs this gallery which relocated from a Georgian garage in between Clerkenwell and Islington to south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 25 minutes from Southwark
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Southwark

The best shops and markets near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spray Rose
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
69 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 | 21 minutes from Southwark
Based in sleepy Dulwich, London’s number one mail order florist offers a comprehensive service across the city, the country and the world! And you won’t find ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Southwark
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 25 minutes from Southwark
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Southwark

What are the best dining options near Southwark London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
No. 67 Café and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Caravaggio restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
47 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Angels & Gypsies at Church Street Hotel
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
29-33 Camberwell Church street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark

Near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.1 miles from Southwark
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 3.2 miles from Southwark
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 27 minutes from Southwark
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southwark

Southwark gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5 | 15 minutes from Southwark
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
Goose Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Dulwich, SE22 | 17 minutes from Southwark
Goose Green, the triangle of grass at the northern end of Lordship Lane which links St John's Church to the East Dulwich high street, was once ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 23 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark

The best pubs near London Southwark.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rye Hotel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
31 Peckham Rye, SE15 | 19 minutes from Southwark
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The Palmerston
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
91 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 22 minutes from Southwark
After eight years as head chef of Bibendum, Jamie Younger brought his cooking talents to The Palmerston (formally The Lord Palmerston) in East Dulwich in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 30 minutes from Southwark
Though it has the look of a Carnaby Street style bar, with funky lighting and minimalist decor in gunmetal grey, this new Brixton joint differs from ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Southwark

Southwark clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 29 minutes from Southwark
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southwark

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 32 minutes from Southwark
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
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 36 minutes from Southwark
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 37 minutes from Southwark
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Ane Hjort Guttu: Time Passes
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

South London Gallery 3 minutes walk from Southwark

Ane premieres her new film piece commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, with the SLG. Set in Bergen, the film portrays ...More

Thomas Hirschhorn: In-Between
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

South London Gallery 3 minutes walk from Southwark

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Peckham Library
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Peckham Library 11 minutes walk from Southwark

Large four floor library in Peckham, London. With 70 adult study spaces available, free internet and wifi access, and many ...More

West End Wendies
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2015 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 1.47 miles from Southwark

An open stage for performers with hosts that include Jamie Anderson, Champagne Charlie and Paul L Martin....More

Young Associates: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2015 

Oval House 1.52 miles from Southwark

A youth leadership team host performance workshops....More

Throwback Thursdays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st December 2015 

The Dogstar 1.54 miles from Southwark

DJ Bella Taylor plays disco, funk and club classics....More

The Congo Tree Fundraiser
Concerts | On 2nd July 2015 

Upstairs At The Ritzy 1.64 miles from Southwark

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Quilla Constance Solo Exhibition Pukijam
Exhibitions | Until 5th August 2015 

198 Gallery 1.7 miles from Southwark

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Theaster Gates: Freedom Of Assembly
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2015 

White Cube Bermondsey 1.71 miles from Southwark

Contemporary sculpture by the artist, exploring the relationship between art and life, and the power to catalyse social and economic ...More

Michael Armitage: Inside the White Cube
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2015 

White Cube Bermondsey 1.71 miles from Southwark

Contemporary paintings by the Kenya-born, London-based artist, presenting a visual iconography of the urban, rural, political and social landscapes of ...More

 
 
 
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