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Southwark Park

Southwark Park

Between Canada Water and Old Kent Road, Southwark Park is a peaceful spot with a café and an art gallery.

Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market

A wide variety of foods from around the world...

Smith's Brasserie

Smith's Brasserie

A beautiful and high-quality restaurant serving the best fish meals in London.

The Captain Kidd

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.

St Katharine Docks

St Katharine Docks

Independent restaurants for dinner after a quick drink at The Dickens Inn or take a twilight stroll alongside the yachts.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Amazing coffee house with such good coffee and lunchtime food. Great smoothies too!

Leadbelly's Bar

Leadbelly's Bar

Amazing gluten-free food.

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.

The View From the Shard

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!

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Not a bad way to start your day with breakfast at the Shard!

Ting at the Shangri-La

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!

Oblix

Oblix

A special occasion place - beautifully prepared food and stunning views.

Il Bordello

Il Bordello

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.

London Grind

London Grind

The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.

The SkyLounge

The SkyLounge

At the top of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Tower Bridge, this sophisticated bar has amazing views!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of South Bermondsey, Wapping, Rotherhithe, Peckham, Elephant and Castle, Borough, Aldgate, Whitechapel, Southwark and Kennington

"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!"

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!

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With a view like this of Tower Bridge, Wapping should be top of your list when searching for a property...

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The impressive development taking hold of the South Bank by Tower Bridge is great news for local homeowners.

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What locals say about Bermondsey

  1. 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 ! :)

  2. Close to everything, fantastic transport links, central London living at its best!

  3. 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...

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Child-friendly activities near Bermondsey

NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes Group

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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 In

The 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 Play

East 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 Time

The 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 Childminders

The 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

About Bermondsey

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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