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Emily Pemberton "Tentazioni is a wonderful Italian restaurant on Mill Street. Fantastic food. And Simon The Tanner is a sweet little pub on Long Lane. Nice for a quiet drink."

There are a wide range of properties available here, most of which are modern apartments in riverside developments or former Victorian warehouses transformed for loft-style living, although very occasionally 18th century houses on streets such as Grange Walk come onto the market. There are also increasingly ex-authority apartment blocks available, which often offer quite low rents for the area.

Address: 128, Druid Street, London SE1 2HH

Bermondsey derives its name from "Beormund's Eye". The area owes much of its importance to the proximity of London's docks, making Bermondsey and its environs into London's Larder, where food was processed and stored.

The 'Bermondsey Village' area centred on Bermondsey Street has seen an upsurge in artistic and commercial activity in recent years.

First of all we should note that only part of Bermondsey is in SE1; much of the area lies within the SE16 postal area.

Hang out at… 40 Maltby Street for a pesticide-free glass of languedoc. Bermondsey Street is home to a succession of hipster joints: start at Pizarro at the bottom, and work your way up past Zucca and the rest.

London Buses routes 47, 188, 381 and C10 and night routes N199 and N381 serve the station.

Where to buy It's a tale of two cities in terms of property, too. Poshest are the patches of "old city" not bombed and redeveloped since the 40s: Bermondsey Street is fanciest, all lofts and Georgiana; more lofts around Maltby Street. More affordable, but distant, is the less precious parade on Lower Tower Bridge Road and around The Grange. Pretty much the rest is postwar council. Everything gets cheaper south and east.

Address: 62-66 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD

If you’re after a restaurant for a very special occasion, look no further than elegant dining spot Le Pont de la Tour near Tower Bridge. Situated in a converted former tea warehouse by the river, it was the dining spot of choice for Tony Blair and the Clintons back in the 1990s, and still draws a very well-heeled crowd for excellent French seafood.

London has undergone somewhat of a craft beer revolution in the last few years, and the independent Bottle Shop in Bermondsey is bravely fighting the cause against mass-produced bottles with their extensive selection of craft beers from the UK and abroad. Head upstairs to the Tap Room for a tasting if you’re keen to learn more.

From a neglected area full of empty warehouses to a sophisticated urban centre in just a few decades, Bermondsey is a prime example of how rapidly the fortunes of a London area can ...

It was from the Bermondsey riverside that the painter J.M.W. Turner executed his famous painting of The Fighting "Temeraire" Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1839), depicting the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.

Address: 171-173 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW

Southwark London Borough Council has divided the borough into a number of community council areas. The wards of Grange, Riverside and South Bermondsey form the Bermondsey Community Council area.[14]

Bermondsey is a London Underground station. It is situated in the eastern part of Bermondsey in the London Borough of Southwark, and so also serves the western part of Rotherhithe.

The station was opened on 17 September 1999.[3]

A short distance from the City, the Design Museum, Borough Market, The Shard, Tate Modern and Tower Bridge, our highly individual hotel is ideally located for easy access to some of London’s finest sights whilst staying in an engaging neighbourhood.

While the origins of the name are still debated, many historians believe that Bermondsay was originally named after a major landowner named Beormund in the Anglo-Saxon period, although evidence suggests there has been a settlement here since the Roman period.

Schools Wow. Primaries: St James CofE, St Joseph's RC and Southwark Park all "outstanding". Secondaries: City of London Academy is "good", while St Michael's and the Harris Academy are both "outstanding".

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Bermonsdey is located in the borough of Southwark in South East London, and covers the postcodes SE1 and SE16. It sits just south of the River Thames, and is bordered by Canada Water, Borough, and Peckham.

Address: 40 Maltby St, London SE1 3PA

Embrace Bermondsey like a true food-loving local with a visit to the popular B Street Deli, which serves an eclectic range of fine foods from crisp French pastries to exclusive oils. During the day they serve a small selection of sandwiches and breakfast dishes too, while after dark the shop transforms into a Parisian-esque cave à manger with charcuterie platters and prime wines.

Bermondsey's main parish church is St Mary Magdalen's in Bermondsey Street. Haddon Hall Baptist Church is in Tower Bridge Road, whilst Methodists are catered for at Bermondsey Central Hall.

Michael Hayes "Great independent shops, fantastic restaurants, such as Village East and the Garrison Public House, and lovely little cafes like Bermondsey Street Coffee with its chalk board coffee menu and 80s paraphernalia."

The proud owner of a Michelin Star and led by renowned chef Tom Sellers (who earned his stripes at Noma in Copenhagen) the Scandinavian- style Restaurant Story is a true feast for the senses offering just two options: a six course tasting menu, or a ten course tasting menu. Set aside a few hours for the ‘Full Story’ menu and you’ll find yourself with innovative dishes such as squid and stem tartare, fallow dear and foie gras. A truly magical experience for any hardcore foodies.

At present London Bridge station is the area's main point of access to the transport network. Bermondsey has its own station on the Jubilee Line in Jamaica Road SE16. Locals have long campaigned for it to be brought into zone 1. South Bermondsey overground station is served by Southeastern Trains.

Address: 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Bermondsey (/ˈbɜːrməndzi/) is a district in south London, and a part of the London Borough of Southwark. To the west of Bermondsey lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe and Deptford, and the south, Walworth and Peckham and to the north the City of London and Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


Fortunately for those hoping to move to Bermondsey, while property prices have certainly risen here in the last few years, it hasn’t quite reached the stratospheric costs of some similarly central London areas just yet.

Property is very much in demand and prices have risen steeply in recent years, so many new estate agents have sprung up to service this demand. Celebrity residents include Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Meades, the Chemical Brothers and Marc Almond.

The Blue serves as the central market place for Bermondsey as a whole.

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In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to the development of Bermondsey Spa, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates.[5] A new church was built for the growing population of the area, and named St John Horsleydown.

Bargain of the week Three-bed modern semi on Simms Road, £399,995, with Felicity Lord.

For full details of North Bermondsey, see our Butler's Wharf and Pool of London pages. Attractions include Hay's Galleria, Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience, the Design Museum, HMS Belfast and the Tower Bridge Experience.