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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Southwark  Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background  

  
Southwark - Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background

Southwark Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background 

 
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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

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Southwark on LondonTown.com

 
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September in London 2012

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Hotels near Southwark

Near Southwark
Church Street Hotel London London
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £50  39% 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 £42  33% 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
 
 
 
Think Bermondsey Street London London
Think Bermondsey Street London
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £75  24% off
190 Bermondsey Street, SE13TQ | 33 minutes from Southwark
Located on trendy Bermondsey Street (the entrance is the alleyway next to Bermondsey Kitchen), these Think apartments come as one-bed studios or twins - two double ...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
Marmalade Me London
Today Only
Marmalade Me
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 7pm-8pm
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Inspired by the writings of Jill Johnston, this screening brings together film and moving image works in which the theatre's fourth wall disappears, revealing perspectives that ...More
 
 
 
Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building London
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Ongoing
Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 6th May to 31st July 2014
Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
The huge roof terrace of the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is the second venue for the Rooftop Film Club this summer with a series ...More
 
 
 
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel London
Now On
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 25th to 31st Jul 2014
Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Evelyn has recently lost her husband and is coming to terms with solitude in her twilight years. Determined to start anew, she abandons Britain for the ...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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
 
 
 
Cuming Museum London
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
 
 
 
Nunhead Cemetery London
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Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 28 minutes from Southwark
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ...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
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?
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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association London
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3.5 miles from Southwark
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southwark

Southwark gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Burgess Park BMX Track London
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
 
 
 
Peckham Rye Common London
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
 
 
 
Surrey County Cricket Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 29 minutes from Southwark
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ...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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Marmalade Me
Exhibitions | On 30th July 2014 

South London Gallery 3 minutes walk from Southwark

Inspired by the writings of Jill Johnston, this screening brings together film and moving image works in which the theatre's ...More

Frank's Cafe
Frank's Cafe
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2014 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park 14 minutes walk from Southwark

On the 10th floor of the disused Peckham Multi-Story Car Park this summer you'll find parked cars replaced with drinkers ...More

 
Louise Ellen
Concerts | Until 30th July 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 1.47 miles from Southwark

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Southside Strutters Social Dance Class
Sporting Events | On 30th July 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 1.47 miles from Southwark

Swing Dance Class & LIVE MUSIC with Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm. Natty will present a sizzlin' sextet ...More

Swing Dance Class & DJ By Oli Deans
Sporting Events | Until 27th August 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 1.47 miles from Southwark

Southside Strutters - Wednesday Night Swing Dancing Classes & Social Dancing. All levels welcome....More

Hand Drumming And Afro-Brazilian Percussion Classes
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2014 

The Grosvenor 1.51 miles from Southwark

Classes are taught by Sam Alexander a tutor of Brazilian percussion....More

Dance Wednesday (Over 13)
Sporting Events | Until 24th September 2014 

Oval House 1.52 miles from Southwark

Urban dance instruction....More

Live Jazz
Concerts | Until 24th September 2014 

Del'Aziz 1.6 miles from Southwark

A showcase of jazz musicians....More

Laid Bare
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th July 2014 

Upstairs At The Ritzy 1.64 miles from Southwark

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Laid Bare at The Ritzy
Music | On 30th July 2014 

Upstairs At The Ritzy 1.64 miles from Southwark

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