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A locals' guide to SE16

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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.

Dockland Settlements Centre

Dockland Settlements Centre

It offers a range of wellness activities such as Pilates, Zumba, gymnastics for children, and football. It's a local charity that supports the community.

Leadbelly's Bar

Leadbelly's Bar

Amazing gluten-free food.

The Pear Tree @ Greenland Place

The Pear Tree @ Greenland Place

The food, atmosphere and service are great! The prices are good too.

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

In The Quarterdeck, just along Westferry Road, Shades of Green is owned by Bob who is a great bloke. He loves a chat about football and in fact, if you look closely through the right hand window, you can see him in action snipping away!

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.

Gaucho

Gaucho

The best steak house and part of an upmarket chain. Sumptuous décor, delicious cocktails and perfectly cooked steak that you can choose from a board carried by the waiter.

One Canada Square

One Canada Square

A lovely place for elegant drinks and dinner or after-work drinks. Food served throughout the day and with a range of deals too.

The Narrow

The Narrow

A great gastropub on Narrow Street in Limehouse with fabulous food and a lovely atmosphere. The terrace has superb views of the Thames and you can go for a stroll around picturesque Limehouse Basin afterwards to walk off all the calories consumed!

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.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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

BOKAN

BOKAN

The most elegant place to visit within Canary Wharf, offering a plethora of choice from its wonderful menu is undoubtedly Bokan. This popular restaurant and bar situated over three floors within Marsh wall, offers diners scenic and stunning views of the capital placing it up there as a place to visit for a special occasion or a treat. The sirloin steak, creamy mashed potato, the 'Luna' cocktail, the breath-taking views and the exceptional service make Bokan a go to restaurant to visit if you are ever in the Canary Wharf area. Can hands down say this is the place where they serve the BEST steak in London!! **Top tip - If you book a seat for the restaurant, do ask for one by the window and try to get your table just in time for the sunset so you can enjoy stunning views of the capital whilst further enjoying a gorgeously prepared meal.

Il Pirata London

Il Pirata London

THeir Italian food is delicious, the wine good, and they don't throw you out the door as soon as you have finished!

Boisdale

Boisdale

This is a first class restaurant and bar. Where else can you hear jazz, blues and amazing tribute acts every night of the week without travelling to the West End?!

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Pollyanna Training Theatre

Wonderful performance and arts activities for children.

Why not explore the nearby areas of Rotherhithe, Canary Wharf, Wapping, South Bermondsey, Limehouse, Isle Of Dogs, Bermondsey, Deptford, Poplar and Whitechapel

"The Mayflower in Rotherhithe is the only pub in Britain that is licensed to sell British and American postage stamps."

The Brunel Museum is a great place to discover how our capital was constructed and how it become the city we love today.

James Glen

Some of Canada Water's modern developments have amazing views of our beloved capital!

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Thomas Holmes

There are some lovely properties in Canada Water that have the most picturesque outlook, having been built around the water.

Dan Woods

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What locals say about SE16

  1. Rotherhithe is very family friendly, with outstanding primary schools and loads of green space, cycle paths and pedestrian areas - it's like a little slice of Holland or Denmark in London.

  2. The perfect combination of a peaceful living and the link with the city. Canada Water is really close to central London, it has wonderful transport connections (Underground: Jubilee line. Overground: Canada Water with easy connections to South and East London. Bus terminal with plenty of options) Also, Canada Water has a big supermarket with local supermarkets nearby. Amenities: Seven Island leisure centre to get in shape. Decathlon to buy nice, affordable sport equipments. Food: Plenty of options and world food. This is an amazing place!

  3. South Bermondsey is quiet and close to the center

  4. Rotherhithe is peaceful, green, well connected and well provided by shops, yet rental prices are still affordable.

About SE16

SE16 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey (part), Surrey Quays and is covered by the Southwark, Lewisham local authorities.

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Rotherhithe area guide
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Wapping area guide
South Bermondsey area guide
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