Close to Waterloo and London Bridge, there's so much to do here...
"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."Thomas Holmes
"An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!"James Glen
"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"James Glen
Where do Newington locals go?
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.
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Flat Iron Square
An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.
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The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
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The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!
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Neal's Yard Dairy
Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.
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An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
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Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!
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Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar
Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.
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The Clink Prison Museum
Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!
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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!
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Konditor & Cook
They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!
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Why do you find Newington a great place to live?
"Freat local market and quirky shops, always find something original in Newington."
What do you like about Newington?
Did you know?
"Looking closely at the clocks on St George the Martyr church on Borough High Street, you will notice that the clock face facing Bermondsey is black and unlit at night whilst the other are all white and illuminated. Apparently the Bermondsey parishioners were not forthcoming with their contributions to the church when it was being built!"
Child-friendly activities near Newington
Object ConversationsImperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.
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
Crazy ChimpsCrazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. 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
Our Teacher's A TrollRoundabout Theatre
Paines Plough and Half Moon present a family comedy in Paines Plough's award-winning pop-up theatre, Roundabout. Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny - until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin, sharp fangs and a long spiky tail. Website
Little DiggersVauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website
Mini Moles babies groupMuseum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website
Do you live in Newington, or have you lived in Newington recently?
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- Covent Garden
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