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199 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UW
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The original Watch House, which gives this mini chain of coffee shops its name, is housed in a unique Bermondsey Street building, once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night. Today it provides shelter and warming coffee to locals, commuters, families and dog walkers using the neighbouring St Mary Magdalane Park - just as those guards would have done 200 years ago. Preserving the legacy of the building, traditional Victorian materials and finishes were used in its renovation - from the limestone wash on the walls to Victorian tiles on the floor. Order single origin filter coffee or blend house espresso, choose a sandwich and enjoy this cosy spot in south central London.


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Underground Stations

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London Bridge Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Borough Tube Station
11 minutes walk
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Surrey Quays Overground Station
23 minutes walk
Canada Water Overground Station
25 minutes walk
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
7 minutes walk
Snowsfields NCP
10 minutes walk

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £105† 22% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Watch House
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £68† 26% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 12 minutes from The Watch House
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
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £208† 25% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 12 minutes from The Watch House
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
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Cardamom Bldg, 31 Shad Thames, SE1 | 8 minutes from The Watch House
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 London Bridge Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Watch House
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
171-173 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | Same location as The Watch House
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
184 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Watch House
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
214 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Watch House
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 15th November 2019 to 26th January 2020 - Various Times
The Watch House, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Watch House
Paintings and large-scale installations by the German artist, reflecting his interest in String Theory and how it relates to mythology, astronomy and seemingly disparate cultures....More
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Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years Of Fabulous
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The Watch House, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Watch House
This retrospective looks back on 50 years of the British fashion designer's career, highlighting 100 key looks as well as 50 original textiles....More
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The Watch House, 80-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Watch House
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
10 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Watch House
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Watch House
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
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Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Watch House
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
193 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | Same location as The Watch House
The church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey once formed part of Bermondsey Abbey which was founded in the 8th century. While the ... More
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Watch House
Jay Jopling's third - and largest - White Cube art gallery in London is located on Bermondsey Street and set in a former 1970s warehouse. At ... More
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London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Watch House
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Bermondsey Square Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Watch House
What started in 1855 as a place to trade with impunity (ie stolen goods bought here didn't have to be returned) is now the busy weekly ... More
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Watch House
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
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Lassco RBK
London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Southwark, London SW8 | 4 minutes from The Watch House
Salvage bathrooms. A fantastic place to shop for very cheap bathroom fittings, or very expensive ones that are affordable having been rescued by the Lassco crew. ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 18 minutes from The Watch House
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 34 minutes from The Watch House
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 34 minutes from The Watch House
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Watch House
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7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Watch House
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Watch House
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Loyal Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171-173 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | Same location as The Watch House
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Watch House
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Watch House
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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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Watch House
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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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Watch House
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
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Watch House
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Watch House
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 13 minutes from The Watch House
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 13 minutes from The Watch House
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More

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Anselm Kiefer: Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot
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