Riverside living with easy access to the City and Canary Wharf
"Wouldn't you love waking up every day to views of Tower Bridge and the Thames? It would certainly get me out of bed in the morning!"James Glen
"With a view like this of Tower Bridge, Wapping should be top of your list when searching for a property..."Elliot Hancox
"The impressive development taking hold of the South Bank by Tower Bridge is great news for local homeowners."James Glen
Where do Bermondsey locals go?
Between Canada Water and Old Kent Road, Southwark Park is a peaceful spot with a café and an art gallery.
Submitted by Polly
A beautiful and high-quality restaurant serving the best fish meals in London.
Submitted by Igor
A family-run Italian with turbot bigger than my face! Their service is outstanding and one that we can all learn from and appreciate the lack of nowadays.
Submitted by Paul
The Captain Kidd
Serving organic beer to sip on a sunny London day and affording a garden directly overlooking the Thames. Many a pirate fantasy has been regaled in this public house.
Submitted by Paul
St Katharine Docks
Independent restaurants for dinner after a quick drink at The Dickens Inn or take a twilight stroll alongside the yachts.
Submitted by Chris
Amazing coffee house with such good coffee and lunchtime food. Great smoothies too!
Submitted by Olivia
Pollyanna Training Theatre
Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.
Submitted by Sophie
The View From the Shard
A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!
Submitted by Hollie
Ting at the Shangri-La
On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!
Submitted by Rachel
The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.
Submitted by Stuart
At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!
Submitted by Andrew
Brilliant street food market on the basin. Amazing homemade burgers, doughnuts etc.
Submitted by Igor
Why do you find Bermondsey a great place to live?
"So close to work, and loving the Maltby Street Food market on weekends. Bermondsey street restaurants and galleries make every days a short journey feeling of holidays - between the amazing everything and peaceful neighborhood no need to go anywhere in London. My boyfriend and I moved a year ago and could not find a better area to live in. Nothing beats Bermondsey, I tell ya ! :)"
"Close to everything, fantastic transport links, central London living at its best!"
"I love the fact that it is near to all the major work areas, where else can you be 2 stops to Canary Wharf and two to City and not much more to West End. Throw in a lot of bars, pubs and culture makes for a good combination. Theres a real feel of a local community which is quite hard to find in London sometimes..."
What do you like about Bermondsey?
Did you know?
"Frustrated at the council refusing him permission to build a house on some land that he owned on Mandela Way, property developer Russell Gray applied for permission to place a tank on the land. The council assumed it would be a water tank and granted permission. Russell instead parked a Russian T34 on there!"
Child-friendly activities near Bermondsey
NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes GroupDel Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website
Up Club-Drop InThe Unicorn Theatre
Join the Unicorn Play Club for free drop-in activities from portrait painting and potato printing to giant jenga and more! Just turn up to join. Website
EPCC Heuristic PlayEast Peckham Children’s Centre
Heuristic play and sensory group for parents, babies and toddlers. These sessions aim to support learning through play, encouraging discovery and problem solving. Sessions are usually run throughout the holidays, but please call office to check. Website
EPCC Dad and Me (2nd Sat of the month)East Peckham Children Centre
A monthly play session for fathers and male carers and their children. Website
The Grove Toddle TimeThe Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website
The Grove Dad's Group (1st Sat of month)The Grove Children and Family Centre
Are you a first time dad or are you a dad of many? Come along for a session of fun with your little ones, breakfast included. Date: First Saturday of every month Website
The Grove ChildmindersThe Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website
Bermondsey is an area in London on the south bank of the river Thames, and is part of the London Borough of Southwark. To the west lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe, and to the south, Walworth and Peckham. To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey's 3.5 miles of riverside are lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is the developed Butler's Wharf. Places of interest include Bermondsey antiques market, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, London Dungeon, Fashion and Textile Museum and Shad Thames.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- South Bermondsey
- Elephant and Castle
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