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A youthful, vibrant neighborhood with a prime location on the Thames.
Studio / 1 BR
55% Complete
1,625
2 Bedrooms
73% Complete
2,167
3 Bedrooms
94% Complete
2,784
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,973

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 138 Shops
  • 15 Fitness options
  • 106 Restaurants
  • 18 Grocery stores/markets
  • 8 Banks
  • 37 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Bermondsey has an average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Bermondsey LIKE?

Situated along the Thames in Central London, Bermondsey was almost completely destroyed by German bombers during World War II. Because of this tragic history, much of the area is newer construction (well, "newer" as in built after 1945). 

Whether looking to rent or buy, you'll see a good mixture of apartments and houses. There are some prewar terraces full of charm and elegance next door to modern buildings that have been built within the last few years. You’ll find a lot of variation in pricing depending on the quality and size and, most importantly, whether it has river views.

This neighborhood has become a haven for foodies. There is are so many dining options you’ll feel like you are on a world tour every time you walk down the street. Awesome delis, high rated sushi bars, Vietnamese, fish and chips...it's all here. For something different, the Ropewalk Street Market is tucked in a little alleyway and you can eat your way from stall to stall, and then wash it all down with a cold pint at one of the couple dozen pubs in town.

There’s a vibrant cinema and theater community in Bermondsey. Shortwave is a very popular arthouse movie theater, The Scoop is a great theater for live performances, and The Unicorn Theatre specializes in children’s productions.

As far as population goes, the neighborhood really does appeal to younger people and creatives, but there is a nice mix of everyone. People working in the City or Southwark area choose to live here for the easy commute.

No matter where you rent or buy, you’ll have access to day-to-day conveniences like gyms, shops, and quite a few supermarkets. 

Bermondsey is bordered on the north by the Thames, on the east by Rotherhithe, on the south by Peckham, and on the west by Southwark.

 

Commute:
The City: 1.9 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 15-25 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 3.2 miles / 10-30 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Southwark: 1.1 miles / 5-10 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Westminster: 3.7 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 3.5 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike

Bermondsey London Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Bermondsey LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Beormund Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
1-6 YEARS
Boutcher Church of England Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
1-6 YEARS
Charles Dickens Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Foundation
0-13 YEARS
Evelina Hospital School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
1-6 YEARS
Friars Primary Foundation School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Foundation

 

Local Flavor   Bermondsey Local Flavor

Cafe East
Cafe East 100 REDRIFF ROAD LONDON SE16 7LH MAP
cafeeastpho.co.uk

From delicious bowls of steaming pho to fresh crispy pork with rice, we specialize in serving traditional Vietnamese cooking in a modern canteen restaurant.

The Mayflower
The Mayflower 117 ROTHERHITHE STREET LONDON SE16 4NF MAP
themayflowerrotherhithe.com

Traditional and typically English pub surrounded by cobbled streets, the outside decked jetty and cosy candlelit restaurant has stunning river views. 

Mouse Tail Coffee Stories
Mouse Tail Coffee Stories CANADA WATER PLAZA LONDON SE16 7AP MAP
mousetailcoffee.com

Besides exciting single origins from all around the globe we always have our very own house blend that changes every now and then.

Southwark Park
Southwark Park GOMM ROAD LONDON SE16 2TX MAP
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/parks/southwark-park

Southwark Park first opened its gates to the public in 1869, and was one of the earliest parks to be opened by the Metropolitan Board of Works. The design of the park is attributed to Alexander McKenzie and covers an area of 25 hectares.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Yousef AlSudais, @TJJ, @smiffy_bean, @Anita Baratti, @momo, @adrw_pyh, @Tyler Gabriel, @Jan Mennens, @Michelle, @Herb Neufeld, @John  Jeffreys, @Chris Guy, @David McKelvey, @Ewan Munro, @Kake, @Tatjana Smelova for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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