Southwark and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Southwark and surrounding areas
"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"James Glen
"It is awe inspiring when you stop and think of all the history and events that have occurred right where you are standing beside The Golden Hind..."James Glen
"There's plenty of attractions along South Bank to be explored..."Thomas Holmes
Where do Southwark and surrounding areas locals go?
An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
Submitted by Stephen
Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!
Submitted by Sarah-Jane
The Thirsty Bear
The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!
Submitted by Rosie
The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.
Submitted by Stuart
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.
Submitted by Trish
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.
Submitted by Rachel
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.
Submitted by Rachel
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!
Submitted by Dan
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
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.
Submitted by John
Golden Hinde II
Is there anything more English than Morris dancing in front of Sir Francis Drake's galleon!?
Submitted by Dan
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
Where better to view some of the country's modern art than along the South Bank.
Submitted by Alex
A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find Southwark and surrounding areas a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"In 1961, Britain's first self service petrol station was opened and situated on the south side of Southwark Bridge."
Explore Southwark and surrounding areas
Child-friendly activities near Southwark and surrounding areas
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
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
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
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
Clapham PlaygroupSt John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- Covent Garden
- West End
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