Published 27 Jul 2016
Area Guide for Southwark
Southwark enjoys a great location, so convenient for the dynamic urban mix of Bermondsey and Borough, plus the work and leisure opportunities of the City and West End. Living in Southwark puts you at the heart of this lively area, with so many places to visit and things to do. Local highlights include Butler’s Wharf, Tower Bridge and Bankside.
Located in Southwark is Burgess Park, which at 56 hectares is Southwark’s largest. A recent multimillion pound makeover has seen the park transformed into a real community attraction with its lake, wildlife, football pitches and tennis courts. A short bus ride away on Walworth Road is the East Street Market, or ‘The Lane’ as it is known locally. Open six days a week, you can purchase a variety of goods from clothing and household products to fruit and vegetables.
Bermondsey has always been a vibrant and diverse area, bordering the Thames to the north, many of the wharves and warehouses of 19th Century Bermondsey have been restored and redeveloped. This redevelopment has informed the make up of this sought after area, with an abundance of bars, cafes, restaurants and theatres serving the neighbourhood.London Bridge Quarter
In parallel to the evolution of modern, residential Bermondsey, London Bridge Quarter has further added to the dynamism of the area with the iconic Shard at the centre of a network of newly-established plazas, parks, and public, retail and commercial spaces.
Bermondsey Street showcases the best of the borough as a home to galleries, eateries, bars, cafes and boutiques. Village East offers a tantalising cocktail menu and pleasant ambience. The Shortwave Cinema offers an alternative cinematic experience, as does the White Cube Gallery, which also holds art exhibitions and presentations. This friendly, extensively residential, street is also home to the annual Bermondsey Street Festival, when the area comes to life with music, dancing, stalls and exhibits showcasing the work of the local creative community.
Borough Market is a mainstay of Bermondsey life. Despite its status as one of Europe’s premier food markets, a go-to destination for tourists, Borough Market has succeeded in maintaining an overwhelming sense of the local.
Property market data in Southwark
Have a look at the latest property market data provided by Zoopla. Here you can find the latest average values by property types and value trends - http://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/southwark/.