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

London Bridge area

Starts: 11/08/2021
Ends: 15/08/2021

Tokyo Rose
Southwark Playhouse

Starts: 23/09/2021
Ends: 16/10/2021

William Shakespeare’s London (Guided Walk)
London Bridge Tube Station, Tooley Street Exit

Starts: 08/08/2021
Ends: 08/08/2021

Tower Bridge: Ask an Expert
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road

Starts: 29/07/2021
Ends: 26/08/2021

Electronic Theatre
Arch 3, 83 Scoresby Street, London

Starts: 17/10/2019
Ends: 31/10/2021

London’s Ultimate Harry Potter Tour
Millennium Bridge

Starts: 30/07/2021
Ends: 31/07/2021

Southwark High Street Directory

Food & Drink

Home & Garden

Health & Beauty

Clothes & Fashion

Shops & Amenities

Taxis & Transport

Southwark Shopping Streets

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