Southwark 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.
LondonTown.com - Southwark Location Map
Further articles featuring Southwark on LondonTown.com
In 2015 there's a new hotels boom in East London with Z Shoreditch, M by Montcalm, Old Street Magistrates Court Hotel and the Tobacco...
London may not be known as the city of love, but maybe it should be. Beautiful architecture, stunning views, wonderful winter gardens and romance...
From Madame Tussauds to the London Dungeon, London has some great attractions for families. Find out where to take the kids on the weekends and...
Brighten up your January with the help of these fantastic London events. From Cirque du Soleil and the English National Ballet to live shows...
Award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz presents her new work, Ashley Zhangazha stars in A Raisin in the Sun and Catherine-Anne Toupin explores one woman's crisis...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 11th December 2015 to 28th February 2016 - Various Times
South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
An installation of a million blacked-out business cards, together with performances exploring ideas of exchange and the role of rules and regulations in determining codes of ...More
Entertainment near Southwark
What's On Today
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for Southwark hotels, including Hotel Indigo London Paddington from 75% off.