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in Southwark

Sitting South of the Thames, Southwark strikes at first sight. Among numerous chic riverside properties and high-tech offices, the area is home to several of London's world-renowned icons like the Shard.
Last update on 16 Sep 2023

Key details

  1. Expectations An iconic area on the south bank of the river Thames.
  2. Typical lifestyle Diverse and flexible lifestyles — from early morning commutes and busy days to relaxed weekends in art galleries and theatres.
  3. Not on the cards Unfriendliness, affordable real estate, dull lifestyle.
  4. Market settings Above-average property prices, heated and growing property demand, buoyant market activity, multiple new build developments.
  5. Feel of the area Homely, welcoming, and steeped in art & culture.


Iconic buildings, the Shard, dining hotspots, culture & architecture, art, creatives, bridges, efficient transport, skylines, welcoming, iconic, diverse, creative.
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Local area map

Popular Commute Times

London Eye 24m by train, 14m by car
The Tate Modern 20m by train, 11m by car
Greenwich Park 37m by train, 17m by car
Heathrow Airport 60m by train, 80m by car

Well Known Subways

London Bridge


North with City of London
East with Lewisham
South with Crystal Palace
West with Brixton

Around The Block

Southwark's culture, architecture, and friendly ambience attract millions of visitors and homebuyers each year. The bridges in Southwark offer some of the best and most stunning views in the capital. Just take a walk or drive over London Bridge or Millennium Bridge – you simply won't be disappointed. The bridges boast striking vistas of the water and building that are steeped in history.

Living in Southwark

Read on and explore Southwark's top destinations, transport connections, famous dining hotspots, and a glance behind the property market in the borough.

Famous Destinations In Southwark

Perhaps the most popular landmarks in the borough are The Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which is only justified.

The Globe is a majestic building, sitting on the site where renowned playwright’s creations were performed back around 500 years ago.

the shakespeare globe theatre

Choose a guided tour or an exhibition, or enjoy a magnificent theatre play – you can choose any and won't leave disappointed.

The Tate Modern is something like a gem of the state-of-the-art galleries in the capital.

The Tate Modern Southwark

Spending quality time enjoying the masterpieces of Warhol, Monet and Picasso just cannot get any better than this.

The Shard – The Iconic Building Of Southwark

The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, sits just next to the South Bank. This skyscraper offers state-of-the-art offices, hotel suites, and restaurants. It also boasts one of the most iconic and recognizable London skylines.

The Shard Southwark

The Shard is for work and play, business and entertainment. It is home to several business Headquarters, chick brasseries, and posh rooftop bars.

Dining Hotspots In Southwark

Perhaps you know that Southwark became a foodie hotspot in recent years. Cross the road from The Shard, and you will come across the Borough Market, the oldest food market in the capital, and still one of the most popular.

Its offerings won't leave disappointed even the pickiest gourmets, from North African to Spanish cuisine fans. And old and new sit next door in Southwark. Walk down the streets and see how old-school pubs rub shoulders with classy Italian restaurants and friendly tapas nooks.

Borough Market Southwark

To try something new, visit Bermondsey and its independent eateries and enjoy the village-like ambience.

Southwark's Transport Infrastructure

Even though residents have plenty of amenities, destinations, and cultural hotspots at their doorstep, Southwark boasts exceptional transport connections. 

Take a trip to Camden or Bedford from London Bridge Railway Station, or choose between 3 Underground stations that service the area (Southwark, Borough, London Bridge).

New Property Trends In Southwark

One of the main things residents in Southwark highlight is that the area offers a perfect mix of old and new. Developers deliver new-build waterfront homes that perfectly coexist with authentic old pubs in the area.

Property Trends In Southwark

Our data suggest Southwark is the most popular area in London regarding new builds. Homebuyers are spoilt for choice, from more affordable studios and 1-bedroom to spacious 3- or 4-bedroom family apartments. In addition, the new developments offer flats with various floor plans, like flexible open space, efficiently designed layouts, and other modern options.

Cool Things To Do in Southwark


Omeara is fighting the trends of declining small and independent venues in London. Since its opening in 2016 (by Ben Lovett), the venue attracts visitors with its Victorian-style stage and old-school ambience.

White Cube Bermondsey

This commercial gallery offers one of the hotspots for modern art fans in London.

White Cube Bermondsey

Since 2011, the gallery has hosted some of the capital's most famous statement shows, including works of Gilbert & George, Antony Gormley, and Cerith Wyn Evans.


José is an authentic Spanish bar. However, it is well-known not only for its authenticity but for vivid flavours, too. On the blackboard, you can find what selection is on offer today.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Southwark An Expensive Area To Live?

While property prices in Southwark are on the higher side, they are notably more affordable compared to the neighbouring Westminster across the river. As of April 2023, the average house price for the borough over the past 12 months stood at approximately £689,000.

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