Southwark

Your All In London guide to Southwark

Just one and a half miles south east of Central London, Southwark or ‘the Borough’ as it is often known, is located immediately south of London Bridge.

Huge amounts of money have been poured into Southwark’s regeneration, resulting in one of London’s most successful transformations. Southwark’s proximity to the docks meant an influx of workers to the area during the 19th century, resulting in tremendous overcrowding, unsanitary conditions and disease. The slums were demolished and Southwark is now one of London’s top destinations thanks to the Tate Modern, foodie paradise Borough Market, the Old Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe, with an array of watering holes and restaurants to boot. The South Bank is a stone’s throw away and unsurprisingly the area is replete with trendy apartment blocks. However, despite its shiny new makeover Southwark still has one of the highest rates of child poverty in London.

Going out in Southwark

What's On in Southwark


Four Seasons: Summer - Vivaldi: Candlelight Concerts Club
St. Mary Magdalen, 193 Bermondsey Street

Starts: 24/08/2024
Ends: 24/08/2024

Four Seasons: Summer - Vivaldi: Candlelight Concerts Club
St. Mary Magdalen, 193 Bermondsey Street

Starts: 20/07/2024
Ends: 20/07/2024

Music from the Movies: Candlelight Concerts Club
St. Mary Magdalen, 193 Bermondsey Street

Starts: 15/06/2024
Ends: 25/06/2024

Take Off Festival 16+ Rave
Ministry of Sound, London

Starts: 27/06/2024
Ends: 27/06/2024

World Press Photo Exhibition
198-199, Borough Yards, Dirty Lane, London

Starts: 28/05/2024
Ends: 16/06/2024

Summer Shipyard Tours
The Golden Hinde, St. Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street

Starts: 07/07/2024
Ends: 07/07/2024

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