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Lots of housing options and lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Studio / 1 BR
50% Complete
2 Bedrooms
64% Complete
3 Bedrooms
78% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 63 Shops
  • 9 Fitness options
  • 48 Restaurants
  • 9 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 21 Nightlife options




Rotherhithe has an above average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Rotherhithe LIKE?

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Rotherhithe is a nature lover’s refuge, with wildlife reserves, marinas, and green spaces on the banks of the Thames. It's a favorite area for City workers and their families because it's an easy commute. There are a lot of young media professionals here as well.

After this neighborhood went through regeneration in the 80s, a lot of new housing popped up here. Victorian homes converted to flats, apartment complexes, and even some single family homes are available. This has made a lot of housing available overall, which has kept housing prices low. For people who love the (mostly) lowrise look of the neighborhood, be warned that a number of highrise developments are being planned.

There’s a lot to do within Rotherhithe, especially if you're a foodie since you can work your way through the few dozen restaurants here. If bars are more your speed, you’ll have a lot of pubs to choose from, plus cocktail and wine bars.

For those who like shopping you won’t find a ton of options, but you’ll find some great choices in the nearby markets. Around town is a sports center, library, leisure park, bowling, cinemas, and a little farm on the docks.

Rotherhithe is bordered on the north and east by the Thames, on the south by Surrey Quays, and on the west by Bermondsey.


The City: 3 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 3.1 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 15 minutes by bike
Southwark: 2.2 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.5 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 4.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike

Rotherhithe London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Rotherhithe LOCAL schools

Albion Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Alfred Salter Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Cherry Garden School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Special
School Type:Community Special
Ilderton Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Peter Hills with St Mary's and St Paul's CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided


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