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.
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