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Welcome to our guide for the area around Southwark in Southwark. Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.

The nearest station to Southwark is Bermondsey Tube Station which is about 5 minutes to the South West.

Southwark is in the London area of Southwark.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Rotherhithe Overground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
15 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Southwark on LondonTown.com

 
August in London 2015

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London Outdoor Film Screenings

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Top London Attractions for Families

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August in London 2014

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Church Services

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Free Entertainment in London

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September in London 2012

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Views To Schmooze From

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London Christmas Carols

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Christmas and Boxing Day in London

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January in London 2014

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New Hotels in London 2017

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London 2014: Fringe Theatre

The centenary of the start of World War I has prompted three fascinatingly different responses on London's fringe this year, says Rachel Halliburton....

 
 
The Shard

From 1st February 2013 members of the public gained access to Renzo Piano's 306-metre tall glass building via The View From The Shard. Since...

 
 
London Fringe Theatres

Away from London's famous West End, there are a number of renowned fringe theatres that stage new and exciting works as well as old...

 
 
February in London 2014

Tate Modern hosts the first major retrospective of Richard Hamilton, one of Britain's most influential 20th Century artists; the Natural History Museum looks back at...

 
 
What's New in London 2013

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London Parks

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July in London 2013

The Coronation Festival celebrates 60 years since the Queen was crowned and the first stage of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens this month....

 
 
June in London 2013

With the arrival of the summer comes a generous serving of free entertainment in the capital - Scoop at More London, the City of...

 
 
London 2013: Anniversaries

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Dickens in London

Charles Dickens brought Victorian London to life and his acute depictions of the capital are ones that often still ring true today, writes Felix...

 
 
March in London 2013

Michael Caine, one of the capital's favourite Londoners, is celebrated this March with an exhibition for his 80th birthday and the 75th anniversary of...

 
 
London's Boroughs

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London 2013: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera

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August in London 2012

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July events in London 2012

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London Markets

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Diamond Jubilee Events

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Olympic National Hospitality Houses

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Places to watch Russia

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Places to watch Poland

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Thames Jubilee Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June 2012 The Queen will travel in a flotilla of up to one thousand boats from the UK, the Commonwealth and...

 
 
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London for Lovers

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July in London 2012

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August in London 2012

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September in London 2012

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What to do in London throughout 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    The Tower Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  33% off
    Guoman Tower, E1Q | 17 minutes from Southwark
    It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
     
     
     
    The Bermondsey Square Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  36% off
    Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 20 minutes from Southwark
    Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £51  22% off
    469-475 The Highway, E1W | 20 minutes from Southwark
    Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Gordon Masiala And Nk Musica
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 18th September 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Montreal House, Surrey Quays Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from Southwark
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    Yinka Davies
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 19th September 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Montreal House, Surrey Quays Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from Southwark
    The contemporary Nigerian singer performs songs from her solo albums Emi n'lo and Black Chiffon....More
     
     
     
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    Anne Bean: Decade
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th to 27th September 2015
    Dilston Grove, Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, SE16 | 10 minutes from Southwark
    An experiment about each of us carrying a memory, Decade relates to a performance, initially shown to only five artists without them taking notes or any ...More
     
     
     
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    Wilton's Music Hall
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Southwark
    In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
     
     
     
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    The Mahogany Bar
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Southwark
    The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
     
     
     
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    London Theatre Company
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark
    What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near Southwark

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark
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    Brunel Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from Southwark
    Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted by ... More
     
     
     
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    Cafe Gallery Projects
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 7 minutes from Southwark
    Before the Bermondsey Artists' Group (BAG) took over the cafe in the middle of Southwark Park it had fallen into disrepair. The building was completely renovated ... More
     
     
     
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    Dilston Grove
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Southwark
    Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk away, ... More
     
     
     
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    Shopping near Southwark

    The best shops and markets near Southwark
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    St John Bakery
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Southwark
    Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
     
     
     
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    Coleman Coffee Roasters
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    55 Stanworth Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Southwark
    Wake up on a Saturday morning and smell the freshly roasted coffee at Coleman Coffee Roasters, a small batch coffee roastery at No. 55 Stanworth Street ... More
     
     
     
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    The Kernel Brewery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 14 minutes from Southwark
    The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
     
     
     
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    Simplicity
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 5 minutes from Southwark
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    Simplicity
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 5 minutes from Southwark
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    Lilly's Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    75 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Southwark
    Extremely popular local diner in the American style, with child-friendly service, excellent steaks, delicious side orders and an atmosphere of contented enjoyment. Lilly's supports local traders ... More
     
     
     
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    Education near Southwark

    Near Southwark
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    Workers' Educational Association
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 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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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.1 miles from Southwark
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    London College Of Communication
    London > Education > Professional Training
    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 36 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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    Leisure near Southwark

    Southwark gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Potters Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark
    Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
     
     
     
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    Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
    London > Leisure >
    45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 20 minutes from Southwark
    Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
     
     
     
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    Snowsfields Wellness
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 23 minutes from Southwark
    It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Pubs near Southwark

    The best pubs near London Southwark.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Captain Kidd
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Southwark
    The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
     
     
     
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    Prospect of Whitby
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 10 minutes from Southwark
    Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Anchor Tap
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Southwark
    Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
     
     
     
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    Nightlife near Southwark

    Southwark clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Studio Spaces
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 14 minutes from Southwark
    A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    40 Maltby Street
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Southwark
    Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Hide Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 20 minutes from Southwark
    Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
     
     
     
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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark.
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    The Biscuit Factory
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 7 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
    Wilton's Music Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Southwark
    In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    London City Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Southwark
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    Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    Design Museum 16 minutes walk from Southwark

    An exhibition held in admiration of the popular Spanish footwear brand, Camper....More

    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 2nd September 2015 

    Tower Bridge Exhibition 17 minutes walk from Southwark

    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

     
    The Scoop at More London Free Festival
    The Scoop at More London Free Festival
    Theatre | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Scoop at More London 19 minutes walk from Southwark

    The Scoop at More London, next to City Hall, is a huge open air amphitheatre next to the Thames, making ...More

     
    Marc Quinn: The Toxic Sublime
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    White Cube Bermondsey 19 minutes walk from Southwark

    Landscapes that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, exploring natural phenomena and the distanced, complex relationship between man and ...More

    London Riviera
    Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2015 

    London Riviera 20 minutes walk from Southwark

    London Riviera is a pop-up food and drink experience bringing Miami beach and the French Riviera to More London Riverside ...More

    Michael Pick: An Afternoon With Rayne Shoes
    Exhibitions | On 2nd September 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 20 minutes walk from Southwark

    Illustrated talk on the company's history....More

    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 20 minutes walk from Southwark

    Beach chic is the subject of this Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition which looks at the changing tastes in swimsuits, ...More

     
    Tower Of London Tickets
    Tower Of London Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 2nd September 2015 

    Tower Of London 20 minutes walk from Southwark

    With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

     
    South Bank Stories: The Way We Worked 1980 To Now
    South Bank Stories: The Way We Worked 1980 To Now
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Unicorn Theatre 21 minutes walk from Southwark

    Exploring the history of the South Bank and greater Southwark area, South Bank Stories: The Way We Worked 1980 to ...More

     
    Breaking the Ice
    Theatre | Until 4th March 2016 

    Unicorn Theatre 21 minutes walk from Southwark

    Unicorn/ Filskit Theatre Company presents an interactive story inspired by the real life account of the polar bear who made ...More

     
     
     
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