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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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Southwark - The Blue Fin Building

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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
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  27% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 2 miles from Southwark
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 36 minutes from Southwark
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £28  36% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 37 minutes from Southwark
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... 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

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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th January to 16th February 2018 - Various Times
Southwark, Peckham Road, SE5 | 2 minutes from Southwark
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Michael Armitage
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th December 2017 to 23rd February 2018 - Various Times
Southwark, 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
London-based, Kenyan-born artist Armitage's first major solo show in a public sector gallery in London featuring a new series of seven large-scale paintings....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th December 2017 to 25th February 2018 - 11am-6pm
Southwark, 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Ilona Sagar lives and works in London. Using a diverse range of media spanning moving-image, text, performance and assemblage, she has formed a body of work ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark

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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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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark
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South London Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65-67 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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
113 Bellenden Road, SE15 | 12 minutes from Southwark
Founded in 1994 as a project based museum, MOCA - or The Museum of Contemporary Art, London - got its first home, in the Bellenden Renewal ... More
 
 
 
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Copeland Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Copeland Road, SE15 | 17 minutes from Southwark
A large, partitioned white-walled gallery space within Copeland Park, home to the Bussey Building, the Copeland Gallery is an ideal space ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Southwark

The best shops and markets near Southwark
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JoJo Maman Bebe, Dulwich
London > Shopping >
6 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 20 minutes from Southwark
JoJo Maman Bébé is a one-stop solution for pregnancy and beyond and offers a wide range of stylish maternity wear, adorable babywear and quirky, original children's ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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No. 67 Café and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
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Caravaggio restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
47 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
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Angels & Gypsies at Church Street Hotel
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
29-33 Camberwell Church street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
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Education near Southwark

Near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2.9 miles from Southwark
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London 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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 31 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Southwark gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, Southwark, London 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
 
 
 
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Goose Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Dulwich, SE22 | 17 minutes from Southwark
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 23 minutes from Southwark
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Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, SE5 | 9 minutes from Southwark
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Clayton Road, SE15 | 15 minutes from Southwark
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31 Peckham Rye, SE15 | 19 minutes from Southwark
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Southwark clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 29 minutes from Southwark
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Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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