Southwark and Bermondsey are both located in the London Borough of Southwark and are adjoining and similar urban villages.
Bermondsey is situated with the Thames to the north, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays to the east, Peckham to the south and Borough to the west. It has a rich industrial past and by the early 20th century it had an established working community with many factory and dock workers residing here, while today Bermondsey has become a ‘hipster haunt’ and one of London’s leading foodie destinations, famous for its food market on Maltby Street.
Bermondsey was known as ‘Biscuit Town’ and was home to Peek Freans biscuits, Hartley’s Jam and Courage Brewery, most of the old industrial buildings have since been converted into warehouse style apartments. Grosvenor are currently seeking to re-develop the Peek Freans biscuit factory into a new neighbourhood, with circa 1,200 new rental homes. Following on from the creation of The Jam Factory, some twenty years ago, converted factory which was converted into residential apartments.
Shad Thames, the up-market riverside area to the east of Tower Bridge, is an established neighbourhood of warehouse conversions including the famous river facing Butlers Wharf. There are more warehouse conversions in the maze of streets around Bermondsey Street. Elsewhere, the area offers numerous new build developments and council estates, with just a few of streets of Victorian terrace houses, including Page’s Walk, Grange Walk and the area between Lynton Road and Southwark Park Road.
Purchasers in the area are typically professional couples seeking easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.
The main residential areas in Southwark are Borough Market, Bermondsey Street and Neo Bankside providing period conversions, warehouse conversions and iconic new build apartment blocks, all within close proximity to the river. The area embodies central London living at its best with easy access for residents to Waterloo, London Bridge and The City. Borough also has many tourist attractions adding to the diversity of the area. The wider Borough riverside is known as Southbank and provides one of the finest walks in London with views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, National Theatre, London Eye and The Houses of Parliament, Westminster.
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