With first documents of the area dating back to 1889 and situated in South East London, Bermondsey is rich in history and neighbours famous landmarks including Borough Market and Tower Bridge.
Originally marshland; the area was most famously embodied by Jacob’s Island in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist and was notorious for being where dock workers lived.
Over the last 20 years, the area has undergone major regeneration which has brought with it new housing, industry and a vibrant community feel, despite its central London location.
The architecture speaks to its rich history with cobbled streets and converted warehouses. With a mix of offices, housing, restaurants and shops Bermondsey is a well-lit area that is busy from dawn to dusk.
From the Fashion and Textile Museum to the White Cube Gallery, famous for hosting artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, Bermondsey Street is the bustling epicentre of the area.
And every Friday morning just across the road, between 6 am and 2 pm, there is a vibrant antique market selling everything from beautiful silver cutlery to collectable cameras, which sees locals and visitors alike mingling amongst the treasures for sale.
Bermondsey Street really has everything covered, even your gourmet grocery needs. Bermondsey Corner offers anything from Champagne to cured meats and the family-run business promises to deliver “quality, traceability, transparency, and sustainability” in its products.
Here’s our top recommended list of shops, museums and galleries in the area:
Bermondsey CornerDelivering your high end and sustainable gourmet groceries
Fashion and Textile MuseumShowcasing contemporary fashion and textile
White Cube GalleryGet lost in modern art at this South East London gallery
Igloo FlowersCreating bespoke floral delights for 15 years
Bermondsey Antique MarketSee what treasures can be discovered here
Food for thought
If you’re less about the shopping and more about the food then you won’t be short of options in this area of South-East London. Bermondsey is in no way in short supply of delicious eateries or fabulous cocktail bars.
Start your morning with a coffee at WatchHouse, which specialises in industry-leading coffee and authentic food, located in a beautifully designed space inspired by the local area.
After having a wander around the numerous streets and parks, head to Comptoir Gourmand. Famous throughout London, their Bermondsey Street bakery is not to be missed. Cast your eyes over their mouth-watering pastries, but be sure to try their ‘Crownie’, a delightful fusion of both a croissant and brownie. Trust us, and not just because we have a similar name, it’s enough to make you want to move to the area!
And why not detour via Borough Market? Dating back to the 12th Century, here is the perfect spot to marvel at the array of delicious food, drink and groceries, all based under a railway viaduct.
To finish off the food tour, why not head to Flour and Grape, a fabulous spot that covers all your pasta needs. Despite not taking bookings, they have a walk-in system down to perfection and pasta dishes to match. Before you head home to your swanky Bermondsey pad, why not stop off at Bermondsey Arts Club for a nightcap on Tower Bridge Road. If you’re lucky enough to make it on a Wednesday, their live Jazz night is a real treat and adds a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the speakeasy-inspired bar.
Our hot spot list includes:
WatchHouseIndustry-leading coffee and authentic food
Comptoir GourmandFamily run patisserie and cafe
Flour and GrapeCasual Italian dining serving fresh homemade pasta
Bermondsey Arts ClubA speakeasy-style bar serving unique cocktails and beers
JoséA taste of Spanish tapas on a little street corner in the heart of London
Restaurant StoryA fine dining approach to classic British dishes
Maltby Street MarketEvery Saturday enjoy a market under the railway viaduct
Bermondsey Underground Tube is on the Jubilee line and there are also great links via bus to South East London including Waterloo. London Bridge station is also nearby which is on the Northern and Jubilee Underground line and also has numerous connections to the South of England, including Brighton.
Cycleway 4 runs through Bermondsey, which has created a safer and more pleasant cycling route between Bermondsey and Greenwich.
Education and Business:
Due to the great connections to outer London and beyond, its vibrant dawn till dusk scene and with a range of schools, universities and business hubs on your doorstep, Bermondsey is a great place to call home for families, professionals and students alike.
If all of the above has enticed you to live within this thriving south east London community then you must be wondering what we have to offer here?
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