Southwark's largest park, Burgess Park, is at the heart of the borough, stretching all the way across from Walworth to the Old Kent Road. It was originally created from a bombsite after the Bliz; a multimillion-pound facelift in 2012 has given it a new lease of life with a funky adventure playground, play fountains, go-karting, and the Burgess Park BMX Track. Sports facilities include football pitches, cricket pitches and tennis courts. Recent landscaping has created rolling hills and sunken gardens, while making the most of existing features such as the fishing lake and historic industrial reamins. It's a great place for walking, running, rollerblading and cycling, with paths along the old canal (now filled in) carrying on all the way down to Peckham.
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29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 13 minutes from Burgess Park
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
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203 Long Lane, SE1 | 21 minutes from Burgess Park
Located in London's fashionable SE1 district, There private apartments could not be better positioned, whatever the reason for your visit. All areas of Central London are ... More
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190 Bermondsey Street, SE13TQ | 23 minutes from Burgess Park
Situated right in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey and just a short 10 minute walk from London Bridge Station, 190 Bermondsey Street is in the perfect ... More
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77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 28 minutes from Burgess Park
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More