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SouthwarkSouthwark is the historical home of the capital’s arts and entertainments industry. London’s first theatres, the Globe, the Hope and The Rose were all built there in the 16th century and Shakespeare's plays first performed there. The rebuilt Globe theatre is now one of the best theatres in London, while the neighbouring Tate Modern, housed in the stupendous Bankside Power Station, is among the world’s most popular art galleries. London’s modern City Hall and the magnificent, gothic Southwark Cathedral, complete a remarkable set of buildings that show five centuries of London’s architectural achievements.

Next to Bankside, the borough takes in the up-and-coming areas of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Peckham, where Only Fools and Horse was set. This part of London is currently popular with young professionals and artists due to its proximity to the centre of town and low property prices. Nearby Borough Market is heaving with fresh, organic food and drink. In the south of the borough lies leafy, suburban Dulwich which forms a welcome contrast to the bustling energy that defines the rest of one of London’s oldest areas.

 

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Southwark  Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background  

   
Southwark - Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background

Southwark Bankside With The Tate Modern Gallery In The Background 

LondonTown.com - Southwark Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Denmark Hill Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Denmark Hill Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Peckham Rye Railway Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Southwark

Near Southwark
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £50  37% off
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  39% off
Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 31 minutes from Southwark
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
 
 
 
Go Native London Bridge Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £63  31% off
203 Long Lane, SE1 | 33 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
 
Westminster
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 2.8 miles from Southwark
It is impossible to even begin to capture everything that Westminster - the seat of Britain’s government - has to offer. From stately Buckingham Palace and ... More
 
 
 
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City of London
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
PO Box 270, Guildhall, Clerkenwell, London EC2P | 3.7 miles from Southwark
The Square Mile was once the old city contained within the medieval walls, a history remembered each November in the pomp of the Lord Mayor's Show. ... More
 
 
 
Lambeth
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, Brixton, London SW2 | 34 minutes from Southwark
Stretching from the South Bank of the Thames to the suburbs of Streatham and Norwood, Lambeth is bursting with exciting attractions. Brixton, one of the borough's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Events near Southwark

Near Southwark
Ongoing
Ane Hjort Guttu: Time Passes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th June to 13th September 2015 - Various Times
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Ane premieres her new film piece commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, with the SLG. Set in Bergen, the film portrays an art student who undertakes to ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Thomas Hirschhorn: In-Between
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th June to 13th September 2015 - Various Times
South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
An installation exploring the effort required to destroy, based on a quote by the Italian Marxist theorist and politician Antonio Gramsci....More
 
 
 
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Bold Tendencies 2015
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th May to 27th September 2015 - Various Times
Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Contemporary sculpture, installations and commissions by international artists including Richard Wentworth, Metahaven and London-based collective AIRBNB Pavilion, together with performances from the Multi-Story Orchestra conducted by ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Southwark

Near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Peckham
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Havil Street, SE5 | 4 minutes from Southwark
In the heart of Borough, behind Southwark Town Hall, the Peckham Theatre offers theatre workshops especially aimed at children and young people in the borough. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 14 minutes from Southwark
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 27 minutes from Southwark
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
This is one of London's most important contemporary art exhibition spaces, having shown artists such as Gilbert and George, Tracey Emin, Mark Quinn and Julian Schnabel ... More
 
 
 
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Rod Barton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
41-45 Consort Road, SE15 | 18 minutes from Southwark
Rod Barton, one of the heads of Julian Opie's studio, runs this gallery which relocated from a Georgian garage in between Clerkenwell and Islington to south ... More
 
 
 
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 25 minutes from Southwark
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Southwark

The best shops and markets near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spray Rose
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
69 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 | 21 minutes from Southwark
Based in sleepy Dulwich, London’s number one mail order florist offers a comprehensive service across the city, the country and the world! And you won’t find ... More
 
 
 
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Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Southwark
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 25 minutes from Southwark
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Restaurants near Southwark

What are the best dining options near Southwark London?
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No. 67 Café and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67 Peckham Road, SE5 | 3 minutes from Southwark
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Caravaggio restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
47 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
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Angels & Gypsies at Church Street Hotel
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
29-33 Camberwell Church street, SE5 | 6 minutes from Southwark
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark

Near Southwark
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2.9 miles from Southwark
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 27 minutes from Southwark
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 31 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Leisure near Southwark

Southwark gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, Southwark, London SE5 | 15 minutes from Southwark
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art £1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Goose Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Dulwich, SE22 | 17 minutes from Southwark
Goose Green, the triangle of grass at the northern end of Lordship Lane which links St John's Church to the East Dulwich high street, was once ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 23 minutes from Southwark
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Southwark

The best pubs near London Southwark.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rye Hotel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
31 Peckham Rye, SE15 | 19 minutes from Southwark
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The Palmerston
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
91 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 22 minutes from Southwark
After eight years as head chef of Bibendum, Jamie Younger brought his cooking talents to The Palmerston (formally The Lord Palmerston) in East Dulwich in ... More
 
 
 
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Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 30 minutes from Southwark
Though it has the look of a Carnaby Street style bar, with funky lighting and minimalist decor in gunmetal grey, this new Brixton joint differs from ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Southwark

Southwark clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 29 minutes from Southwark
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 29 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Southwark

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Southwark.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 32 minutes from Southwark
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 36 minutes from Southwark
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
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 37 minutes from Southwark
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Frank's Cafe
Frank's Cafe
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

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Grand Hotel
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Southwark Playhouse 1.76 miles from Southwark

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Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist
Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 1.87 miles from Southwark

A summary of a career spanning 50 years, Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist shows the imagery this political activist has ...More

 
Visions of War Above and Below
Visions of War Above and Below
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 1.87 miles from Southwark

A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of ...More

 
Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 1.87 miles from Southwark

Gas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the ...More

 
First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 1.87 miles from Southwark

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

Fashion and Textile Museum 1.88 miles from Southwark

Beach chic is the subject of this Fashion and Textile Museum exhibition which looks at the changing tastes in swimsuits, ...More

 
Ravilious
Ravilious
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

Dulwich Picture Gallery 1.93 miles from Southwark

Over 100 watercolours by British artist Eric Ravilious, well known for his work for Wedgwood, including Train Landscape and Westbury ...More

 
 
 
 
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