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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Denmark Hill Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
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Church Street Hotel London London
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £50  41% 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
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £71  39% 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
 
 
 
The Bridge Hotel London London
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £21  29% 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
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
 
 
 
City of London London
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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
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
Idiot Savant Presents London
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Idiot Savant Presents
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 19th December 2014 - 10pm-5am
Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Channel One, Laid Blak, Artful Dodger, Crazy Cousinz, Fwdslxsh and Bubz spin R&B and garage....More
 
 
 
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey'! London
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Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey'!
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 20th to 24th Dec 2014 - 11.30am
Peckhamplex, 95a Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Mrs Keen, the new headmistress of St Bernadette's Primary School in Coventry, welcomes superteacher Mr Shepherd to the fold. On his first day, Mr Shepherd sustains ...More
 
 
 
Penguins Of Madagascar (Subtitled) London
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Penguins Of Madagascar (Subtitled)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Monday 22nd December 2014 - 12.20pm
Peckhamplex, 95a Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Skipper leads a crack squad of penguins comprising Kowalski, Rico and Private. A grey wolf called Classified, who works for the elite inter-species task force North ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark

Near Southwark
Theatre Peckham London
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
 
 
 
Bussey Building London
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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
 
 
 
White Bear Theatre London
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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
South London Gallery London
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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
 
 
 
Rod Barton Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Cuming Museum London
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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
Spray Rose London
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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
 
 
 
Hope and Greenwood London
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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
 
 
 
Moxon's London
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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?
No. 67 Café and Restaurant London
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No. 67 Café and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Modern European Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Caravaggio restaurant London
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Caravaggio restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
47 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
Italian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Angels & Gypsies at Church Street Hotel London
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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
The Wine and Food Academy London
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
 
 
 
Career Energy London
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3.3 miles from Southwark
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ...More
 
 
 
Chocolate Films Ltd London
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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.
Burgess Park BMX Track London
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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
 
 
 
Peckham Rye Common London
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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
 
 
 
Kennington Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE11 | 27 minutes from Southwark
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark

The best pubs near London Southwark.
The Rye Hotel London
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
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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
 
 
 
Hive London
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.
Champagne & Fromage London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne & Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Champagne & Fromage Brixton opens on 8th October 2013. Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles ...More
 
 
 
South London Pacific London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Corsica Studios London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 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.
The Biscuit Factory London
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
 
 
 
Imperial War Museum London
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
 
 
 
Dulwich Picture Gallery London
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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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Idiot Savant Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Bussey Building 14 minutes walk from Southwark

Channel One, Laid Blak, Artful Dodger, Crazy Cousinz, Fwdslxsh and Bubz spin R&B and garage....More

Friday At Brixton Jamm
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Jamm 25 minutes walk from Southwark

Guests and residents play hip hop, with live performances from High Focus favourites Jam Baxter, The Four Owls, Dirty Dike ...More

The Squintet
Concerts | On 19th December 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 1.47 miles from Southwark

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Machine
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Corsica Studios 1.52 miles from Southwark

House and techno courtesy of Rodhad, Oscar Mulero, Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio....More

Friday at Plan B
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Plan B 1.53 miles from Southwark

Dance music courtesy of DJs from BBC Radio 1XTRA, Boiler Room, Brotherhood Sound System, Found Festival, Mahogani Music and So ...More

House Rules Xmas Show
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Plan B 1.53 miles from Southwark

Rising star Gareth Wyn supplies house, with support sets from Xyon, Haran Delucas and more....More

Magic Robot
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th October 2015 

The Dogstar 1.54 miles from Southwark

DJ Jeffrey plays deep house, club classics and anthems....More

Psyrhythmix
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th March 2015 

Club 414 1.56 miles from Southwark

Trance courtesy of Mentalogic Live!, ThallOm, Melodic Noise, Maverick, N-Kore and Psylucid....More

Westwood & Wavy Affair
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

The Coronet Theatre 1.58 miles from Southwark

Legendary DJ Tim Westood spins grime, hip hop and R&B with support from guest DJs....More

The Gallery Xmas Party & 2014 Finale
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Ministry of Sound 1.77 miles from Southwark

DJs Gareth Emery, Andrew Rayel and Omnia provide house, electro and trance in the Box room, with Gavyn Mytchel, Steve ...More

 

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London West End Shows this Christmas
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Alchemy
Alchemy
Exhibitions | 15th May 2015 - 25th May 2015 

Southbank Centre

Back for its sixth year, Alchemy, a festival of South Asian culture has grown to become the largest festival of ...More

 
The Seagull
Theatre | 19th June 2015 - 11th July 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The second production of the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre 2015 season, The Seagull begins with guests gathering at a ...More

Waiting for Godot
Theatre | 4th June 2015 - 13th June 2015 

Barbican Centre

Part of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for ...More

Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

Now that the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, the Southbank Centre Christmas Market is on a much smaller ...More

 
The Hard Problem
The Hard Problem
Theatre | 21st January 2015 - 16th April 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience ...More

 
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Opened 28th November 2014 

Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in ...More

 
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
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Opened 17th November 2014 

A firm favourite on London's ever-growing burger scene, Honest Burgers now has an outlet in Liverpool Street, open from late ...More

 
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Opened 28th November 2014 

The first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a ...More

 
 
 
 
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