London area of SE1 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE1 neighbourhood

SE1 covers a large portion of central London south of the River Thames, taking in areas such as the South Bank, Southwark and Bermondsey. The South Bank is a narrow section of riverside development on the banks of the river and is a significant tourist district, stretching from the London Eye in the west to the Design Museum in the east. Known for its strong arts and entertainment connection, the area comprises such facilities as the Southbank Centre, the Royal National Theatre, BFI Southbank, the London Film Museum, the Sea Life London Aquarium and the iconic London Eye. Southwark is an inner city district next to the South Bank and is the home of the City Hall offices. Famous London landmarks and attractions such as Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast Bermondsey and the London Dungeon can all be found in Bermondsey.

See our recommended nearby SE1 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE1 Hotels

in or near SE1
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More

SE1 Entertainment

in or near SE1
Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1, London SE1
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, SE1, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1, London SE1
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More

SE1 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE1
Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1, London SE1
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1, London SE1
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1, London SE1
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More

SE1 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE1
O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1, London SE1
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, SE1, London SE1
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, SE1, London SE1
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More

SE1 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE1 London?
El Vergel
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
132 Webber Street, SE1, London SE10QL
Tiny Latino restaurant and café tucked away behind Borough tube which is much loved by local office workers and residents. Owned and run by a lovely ... More
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, SE1, London SE1
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The Goldsmith
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1, London SE1
British Cuisine... More

SE1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE1.
Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1, London SE1
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1, London SE1
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1, London SE1
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More

SE1 Nightlife

SE1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE1, London SE17
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1, London SE1
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1, London SE1
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More

SE1 Leisure

SE1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1, London SE1
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure > Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1, London SE1
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, SE1, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More

SE1 Education

in or near SE1
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, SE1, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
London Executive Schools
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
5 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1, London SE1
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The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE1, London SE11HR
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More

SE1 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE1.
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, SE1, London SE1
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, SE1, London SE1
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, SE1, London SE1
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
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