Published 22 Dec 2015
Top 5 Attractions Near Blue Anchor Lane
Our latest new build development Blue Anchor Lane is nearing completion, and we’re looking forward to showing you around our lovely show home. In the meantime, local resident Lucy Williamson has generously given us some suggestions about the attractions and amenities in the area. We’ve compiled these as a list with some information about each of them, so you can make the most of this dynamic part of London.
1. Maltby Street Market – 0.8 miles
While Borough Market is a consistently bustling hive of activity, attracting both locals and tourists alike, nearby Maltby Street Market is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This food and drink market offers wares that are arguably on par with Borough Market’s. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays, it could become your new favourite weekend destination. With stalls offering a variety of goods that include sauces and marinades, spirits, smoked salmon and shellfish, it’s an entertainer’s dream.
For a full list of the sellers and their individual websites, check out the Maltby Street Market website.
2. Surrey Docks Watersports Centre – 1.3 miles
Overlooking Greenland Dock and the River Thames sits the Surrey Docks Watersports Centre – a family-friendly centre at the heart of the local community. The centre caters for a great variety of water activities year-round, such as kayaking, sailing, powerboating, rowing, windsurfing, and more! There are also gym facilities, personal training, and group exercise programmes, so you don’t need to rely on the weather.
For more information on the centre and its wide range of facilities, visit their website.
3. Canada Water Library – 1.0 mile
While libraries may sometimes feel like something from yesteryear, the Canada Water Library offers a point of difference. This fantastic modern library was only built in recent years, and includes a cultural space and café for visitors to spend some time and enjoy. The library hosts a regular schedule of events for both adults and children, and the cultural space has a varied programme that includes theatre, music, comedy and dance.
To find out more about the library, including opening hours, visit the website.
To see what’s on at the cultural space, visit the Culture Space website.
4. Southwark Park art galleries – 0.5 miles
Nearby Southwark Park not only offers opportunities for local residents to get out and enjoy nature, it also houses not one but two contemporary art venues. CGP London is an artist-led gallery comprised of The Gallery and Dilston Grove. Founded in 1984 by The Bermondsey Artists’ Group, the gallery has commissioned and presented over 140 free exhibitions by emergent, overlooked and established British and international artists. To read more about CGP London, visit the About section of their website.
To find out more about The Bermondsey Articsts’ Group, visit their dedicated website.
5. The Blue Market – 0.2 miles
Just around the corner from Blue Anchor Lane sits The Blue Market, an ideal place to pick up fresh produce, fashion, gifts and pet supplies. Open Monday to Saturday, a variety of traders operate in the market on different days throughout the week. Your local fresh food needs are met by a fishmonger stall, plant and flower stall, fresh farm eggs and bacon supplier, and fruit and vegetable stall.
For information about opening times and which traders are open each day, visit the market website.
*Distances taken from Google maps