Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Bermondsey is a district in southeast London, part of the London Borough of Southwark, England, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of Charing Cross. To the west of Bermondsey lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe and Deptford, to the south Walworth and Peckham, and to the north is Wapping across the River Thames. It lies within the historic county boundaries of Surrey. During the Industrial Revolution Bermondsey became a centre for manufacturing, particularly in relation to tanning. More recently it has experienced regeneration including warehouse conversions to flats and the provision of new transport links. “
What type of amenities may you need in Bermondsey?
We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Bermondsey name before moving in the neighbourhood.
The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Bermondsey
Bermondsey has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).
|Medical institution Name
|Number of ratings
|139 Jamaica Road, London
|Life Line Screening
|Beormond Community Centre, 177 Abbey Street, London
|Dr, Eva Michelle
|CZ32 88A, London
|Artesian Health Centre
|138 Grange Road, London
Post offices in and around the area of Bermondsey
Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Bermondsey branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.
|Post Office Name
|Number of ratings
|Jamaica Road Post Office
|158 Jamaica Road, London
|Southwark Park Road Post Office
|242 Southwark Park Road, London
|Royal Mail Post Box
|380 Old Kent Road, London
|Royal Mail Post Box
|165b Grange Road, London
|Late collection post box
|Access House, 61 Willow Walk, London
Tube & Train stations within the region of Bermondsey
Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Bermondsey to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.
|Train or tube station name
|Number of ratings
In Bermondsey, what schools are nearby?
Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Bermondsey vicinity and how they relate to property prices.
|Number of ratings
|Harris Academy Bermondsey
|55 Southwark Park Road, London
|Seven Islands Leisure Centre
|100 Lower Road, London
|Southwark Park Primary School
|383 Southwark Park Road, London
|281 Jamaica Road, London
|Alma Primary School
|55 Rail Sidings Road, London
|The Nichlas Vilsmark Flower School
|100 Clements Road, London
|CRCC Asia Ltd
|3Space, Keeton’s Road, London
|Galleywall Primary, City of London Academy
|Galleywall Road, London
|Little Rainbows Daycare
|Astley House, Cooper’s Road, London
|Kintore Way Nursery School and Children’s Centre
|97-102 Grange Road, London
|Rotherhithe Children & Family Centre
|Park Lodge, Hawkstone Road, London
|St Michael’s Catholic College
|Llewellyn Street, London
|Monnow Road, London
|Bermondsey Scuba Diving Club (BSAC 42)
|Seven Islands Leisure Centre, Surrey Quays Road, London
|Little Acorns Day Nursery
|Prestwood House, Ground, 6 Drummond Road, London
|Riverside Primary School
|Janeway Street, London
|Phoenix Primary School
|Marlborough Grove, London
|St. James’ CE Primary School
|Old Jamaica Road, London
|Cherry garden school Southwark
|175 Southwark Park Road, London
|Lilies Day Nursery
|Saint James’s House, 45 Strathnairn Street, London
What kind of things are there to do in the city of Bermondsey?
Bermondsey is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Bermondsey. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Bermondsey. Also having a clear view of what is available in Bermondsey and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.
In the city of Bermondsey, what kind of things are there to do?
What makes the heart of Bermondsey? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Bermondsey to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.
Museums & Galleries in the region
The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Bermondsey, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.
|Museum name Name
|Number of ratings
|Peek Freans Museum
|100 Drummond Road, London
|Hot Stuff Archive
|7 Arts Lane, London
Green space in the city of Bermondsey
One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Bermondsey is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.
|Number of ratings
|Gomm Road, London
|Bermondsey Spa Gardens
|15 Spa Road, London
|Paterson Park, 142 Lynton Road, London
|Shuttleworth Park, Anchor Street, London
|Galleywall Nature Reserve
|1-11 Galleywall Road, London
|Aspinden Road Nature Garden
|2-20 Aspinden Road, London
|St James’s Churchyard
|96 Jamaica Road, London
|The Octopus Garden
|79 Dunton Road, London
|Tupman House, 28 Llewellyn Street, London
|Ada Salter Garden
|Southwark Park, Gomm Road, London
|Masters Drive Park
|15 Saint Davids Close, London
|Ryder Drive Park
|11 Sunningdale Cl, London
|Jamaica Road, London
|Grow Up Plant Shop
|13 West Lane, London
|Valois House Green
|16 Valois House, London
|Abbey Street Green
|1 Stanworth Street, London
|Bramcote Grove, London
|1 Fountain Green Square, London
|6 Splendour Walk, London
|Hobbs Court, 2 Jacob Street, London
Are the restaurants in Bermondsey any good?
The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Bermondsey, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.
|Number of ratings
|The Ho Ho Takeaway
|59 Southwark Park Road, London
|130 Grange Road, London
|Elite Fish Bar
|Ambrose Street, London
|Morley’s Chicken Shop
|275 Southwark Park Road, London
|297-309, 297-309 Southwark Park Road, London
|The Grange Pub
|103, 104 Grange Road, London
|Bone Daddies Bermondsey
|27-28, Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London
|L’Emporio Fine Foods
|134 Druid Street, London
|Unit 464 -504, 464-504 Old Kent Road, London
|292 Old Kent Road, London
|Pizza Go Go Tower Bridge
|69 Southwark Park Road, London
|206 Jamaica Road, London
|Amisha Court, 161 Grange Road, London
|251a Southwark Park Road, London
|Rose’s Cafe London
|125 Jamaica Road, London
|Retail Park, 518 Old Kent Road, Malt Street, London
|283 Southwark Park Road, London
|Pizza Hot 4 You
|208 Rotherhithe New Road, London
|77 Grange Road, London
|166 Jamaica Road, London
Pubs in the area
Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Bermondsey. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Bermondsey.
|Pub name Name
|Spit & Sawdust
|21 Bartholomew Street Bermondsey SE1 4AL
|Having been taken over and reopened as the Spit & Sawdust on 17th September 2016 this former locals’ pub close to Bricklayers Arms roundabout now offers a wide range of drinks including both cask and craft keg beers. Table shuffleboard is played here. 3 handpumps.
|68-70 Page’s Walk Bermondsey SE1 4HL
|An attractive ex-Trumans corner house situated opposite the former Bricklayers Arms station/goods yard to north of the Old Kent Road. Brothers Pat and Mike have been running the pub for the last 30 or so years. Still uses old mechanical cash registers. Two real ales are usually being served along with a selection of ciders and also a wide selection of speciality gins. Home cooked lunches are available during the week and at other times by prior arrangement.
|1 Gladstone Street London SE1 6EY
|Cosy Victorian pub dating from 1852 retaining twin bars (named Albert & Victoria) and some original features including leaded windows and wood panelling. One of the upstairs function rooms has been converted for kitchen use. This pub is cards only and does not accept cash.
|Unit 22, Hays Galleria London SE1 2HD
|Basement wine bar with keg beer and part of a retail development in a converted 19th century warehouse. Was part of Balls Brothers chain. Standard keg beers. Cask beer introduced in June 2023.
|34 Park Street London SE1 9EF
|Close to the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe, it was built in the early 1800s. This large pub has many rooms, nooks and crannies. Its outdoor drinking area is right on the Thames-side so perfect for a summer’s day.
|Anchor & Hope
|36 The Cut London SE1 8LP
|Handy for the Old and Young Vic theatres, a one bar pub, with one area for diners and one for drinkers separated by a part curtain, part wall partition. Large windows look out on to the street, with outside tables and chairs on the pavement with blinds above providing a place to sit out on sunny days. Note Sunday lunch is served at 2pm as one sitting that must be reserved. 3 handpumps.
|20 Horselydown Lane London SE1 2LN
|Was Courage’s Brewery Tap when it had its brewery located nearby. Now owned by Sam Smith’s, this a multi-room gem of a pub, located in a back street just a few steps walk from Tower Bridge. Paved garden area out the back.
|118 Druid Street London SE1 2HH
|Brewery taproom situated within a railway arch at the start of the chain of breweries that has become known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Following the move of the main brewing operation to Croydon, the Arch House is now an enlarged pub space. The tap room is open on Thursday to Sunday and offers up to two cask and 12 keg beers on tap (some of which are dispensed from KeyKegs) plus a canned and bottled selection to drink on the premises or take away.
|Barrowboy & Banker
|6-8 Borough High Street London SE1 9QQ
|Fuller’s Ale & Pie House bank conversion, opened in 1996. Grand establishment with very tall ground floor windows, pale marble columns, very high ceiling with fancy gold plasterwork, wrought-iron railings on the sweeping staircase leading up to a curved gallery, mix of seating, on the walls there are portraits of old bankers and three enlarged Hogarth-style cartoons that depict an “idle barrowboy” and “industrious banker” – surely some mistake! Exceptionally popular, great inclusive mix of after-work and commuter custom.
|32-34 Borough High Street London SE1 1XU
|High ceilinged wedge shaped corner pub with original wooden tiled flooring. Large windows look out on to bustling Borough High Street close to the famous market. On the outside corner wall look out for the memorial to the 1914-1918 fallen men of the London Hop trade. Also serves breakfast.
|Bunch of Grapes
|2 St Thomas Street London SE1 9RS
|A pleasant traditional pub situated around the corner from London Bridge station, close to Borough Market and in the shadow of the Shard. The ground floor bar area has partitions to give it a more intimate feel while upstairs there is a large dining room with a real fire and a selection of board games. To the rear there is an enclosed multi-level and partially covered patio and smoking area.
|108 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8HW
|Large comfortable one bar pub built in 1837 with a lovely facade. Tables on pavement out front garden at the rear. Pub available for hire at weekends. Families welcome if eating.
|Crown & Cushion
|133 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7HR
|Bright painted frontage, with 2 large Guiness signs, inside full of artifacts a good number relating to Ireland, this is quite a gem of place. English and Thai food served.
|10 Gainsford Street London SE1 2NE
|A popular and welcoming pub situated close to Tower Bridge but slightly off the beaten track. There is a single ground floor bar area and a separate restaurant upstairs offering a varied menu including seasonal dishes. The regularly changing selection of three real ales is largely London focused but also includes brews from further afield. In addition there are 15 taps serving a wide selection of craft keg beers. Occasional meet the brewer events are held.
|Doggett’s Coat & Badge
|1 Blackfriars Bridge London SE1 9UD
|A large, four-level Nicholson’s pub at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge, situated on the South Bank halfway between Borough Market and the South Bank Centre. The ground floor bar has 10 handpumps, serving a varied selection, and the terrace overlooking the river and covered beer garden at the back provide great outside drinking. The first floor is a restaurant, and the bars on the second and third floors are available for hire. The pub’s name refers to a 300 year old amateur Thames boat race originally organised by actor Thomas Doggett, with the winner awarded a waterman’s coat and silver badge.
|Duke of Sussex
|23 Baylis Road London SE1 7AY
|Excellent example of an old Truman, Hanbury and Buxton pub, the exterior is a wonderful example of the style of that time. Picnic tables outside opposite Millennium Green give a place to sit in the open air. Close to Waterloo stations. Refurbished in 2016 and reopened under the management of Hippo Inns. The rear bar is now connected to the larger front bar and set up for serving food. There are now four handpumps in the front bar with some local beers available as well as national ones. There is a function room upstairs.
|Elephant & Castle
|119 Newington Causeway London SE1 6BN
|Reopened in summer 2016 by Antic following closure in 2015 which resulted in a campaign to save the pub and Asset of Community Value status being granted. Typically Antic in style with an eclectic mix of furnishings and exposed services and pipework. Bare-boarded throughout and with a raised area of padded seating in booths. Open to view kitchen. There is a large outdoor drinking area to the side of the building, full of picnic tables and that is partly covered and partly heated. Equipped with five handpumps. Door security staff are very active here and the front door may be locked at times, prior to vetting.
|150 Waterloo Road London SE1 8SB
|Located next door to Waterloo railway station, this bar is in an old London County Council Fire Station dating from 1910. You can drink and eat in the area where the fire engines once stood. Modern styled interior along with piped music, with a bar at the front and dining area at the rear. Major Sporting events shown when on terrestrial TV. Has outside tables on the pavement at the front. Extensively refurbished in 2015 and now serving breakfast as part of an all day food offering
|52 Hopton Street London SE1 9JH
|Modern pub overlooking the River Thames on the Thames Path, close to Tate Modern. Plenty of outside seating along the river front. No function room but an area in the bar can be reserved. Popular with tourists.
|75-77 Borough High Street London SE1 1NH
|Dating from the 17th century this public house is London’s last remaining galleried inn and not surprisingly is Grade I listed. The building is owned by the National Trust and leased to Greene King. Large outdoor seating area in the cobbled courtyard in front of the pub. Various ground floor drinking areas to explore and an upstairs Gallery Bar which is not always open. The courtyard is shared with the separate former Heeltap bar that is now renamed The George and run as a sports bar.
|Chaucer House, White Hart Yard, Borough High Street London SE1 1NX
|Modern pub, with a bright contemporary decoration and furniture. One large bar extends into a number of different areas. Many TV screens for sports events. Outdoor area shares the same courtyard as the historic George which is opposite. With effect from November 2022 the venue was taken over by Greene King, renamed, and is now managed alongside the neighbouring former coaching inn of the same same.
|64 Lant Street London SE1 1QN
|Small and welcoming pub tucked away down a side street around the corner from Borough underground station. A particular favourite with locals. Has a downstairs bar, upstairs lounge and small roof terrace. Has a continuing strong commitment to live music. Was threatened with demolition and replacement with an apartment block in 2015, but a strong campaign by locals and the securing of Asset of Community Value status by the local CAMRA branch helped see off this threat. Closed in late 2016 but reopened in late April 2017 with new tenants and a more contemporary internal decor, but continued regular live music. Has three handpumps and 10 keg taps.
|8 Bedale Street London SE1 9AL
|In the heart of Borough Market, this venue dates from 1872, built in a Gothic revival style by by prolific south London architect Henry Jarvis who, it is claimed, designed more of the capital’s churches than anyone else. The pub is featured in two films – Blue Ice and Bridget Jones’s Diary. The cask beers are often from local breweries and there is a wide choice of bottles and cans.
|2 Kennington Road London SE1 7BL
|Having done a number of stints as restaurants of one form or another the Hercules is now back as a pub under the ownership of Fuller’s. The pub is split over two floors. The ground floor bar is also home to the cask beer and a vast array of keg beer taps. Upstairs is another bar dominated by a large shuffleboard table. There is also a separate meeting room. Food is available all day.
|39-45 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3XF
|Modern bar in ground floor of office block. Emphasises cocktails, spirits and small plates of food. There is no cask conditioned ale with draught beer being supplied by Fourpure. There is, however, a small range of bottled conditioned beers from local micro breweries such and Kernel and Hiver.
|Arch 56, Stanworth Street London SE1 3NY
|A weekend outlet where Hiver’s range of beers, brewed by Hepworth in Sussex, are available on cask, keg and in bottles.
|Hole in the Wall
|5 Mepham Street London SE1 8SQ
|Situates in a railway arch, a short hop across the road from Waterloo rail station’s main entrance, this independent family owned free house enjoys the comforting rumble of trains overhead on their way to and from Charing Cross. The pub has a small cosy rugby themed front bar, a larger more basic rear bar showing sport on TV and a small beer garden with patio heaters at the back. A long time real ale stalwart, with seven changing cask beers from handpumps in both bars, mainly from London and southern England brewers. The two ciders on offer may not always comply with CAMRA’s definition of real cider. The pub can get particularly busy when there’s a rugby game at Twickenham. Live Irish acoustic folk music plays on Sunday evenings.
|Horniman at Hay’s
|Unit 26, Hays Galleria, Counter Street London SE1 2HD
|Busy, spacious split level pub situated within the Hays Galleria next to the River Thames, close to London Bridge. Pub takes its name from the tea dealer Frederick Horniman whose warehouse used to be located on the same site.
|26 Melior Street London SE1 3QP
|A Brakspear-owned pub, close to London Bridge railway station. A deceptively large pub with a large main bar area, side-room, small upstairs function room, first floor sun terrace and a large beer garden. The pub has three dart boards. The upstairs and side-room boards are often reserved on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for local pub leagues, but the board near the Gents is usually unreserved. Trivia: The Horseshoe Inn featured as the exterior of “The Railway Arms”, the euphemism for Heaven in the BBC television series, “Ashes to Ashes”. Three handpumps with changing beers from the Marston’s group.
|65 Newcomen Street London SE1 1YT
|A popular, Grade II-listed, single-room pub with a traditional and comfortable interior, situated just off the busy Borough High Street. The striking external plaque above the entrance originally stood at the southern end of Old London Bridge and was rescued when all the buildings on the bridge were demolished in the mid-18th century. Five cask beers are usually available and traditional, mainly British, meals are served lunchtimes daily and evenings Monday-Saturday. A first floor function room is available for hire.
Are there a lot of supermarkets in Bermondsey?
Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Bermondsey. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Bermondsey.
|Supermarket/Grocery store name Name
|Number of ratings
|147-151 Balham High Road, London
|M&S Simply Food
|Balham Hill Road Clapham, Barlow Moor Road 435, London
|Waitrose & Partners
|134-152 Balham High Road, London
|39 Nightingale Lane, London
|Tesco Esso Express
|219 Balham High Road, London
|21 Balham Hill, London
|FARM FRESH WHOLEFOODS
|22 Hildreth Street, London
|163, 165 Balham High Road, London
|Pan Adam Continental Delicatessen
|Marius Road, London
Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Bermondsey
More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Bermondsey easy.
|Number of ratings
|Oasis Sports Centre
|32 Endell Street, London
|Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London
|100 High Holborn, London
|Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym
|9 Endell Street, London
|6 Bedford Street, London
|Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London
|13 Mercer Street, London
|Jubilee Hall Gym
|30 The Piazza, London
|Covent Garden Physiotherapy
|Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London
|PureGym London Waterloo
|11-15 Brad Street, London
|Body Control Pilates
|35 Little Russell Street, London
|The Health Club at One Aldwych
|One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London
|71-75 Shelton Street, London
|The Gym Group London Charing Cross
|17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London
|Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End
|Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London
|Digme Fitness Covent Garden
|4-10 Tower Street, London
|Boom Cycle – Holborn
|16 Procter Street, London
|The Gym Group London Holborn Circus
|1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London
|Central Health Physiotherapy
|Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London
|Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd
|16-18, New Bridge Street, London
|ESPA Life at Corinthia
|Whitehall Place, London
Other areas nearby
If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Bermondsey, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.
If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below
|Link to our property price guide
|See our property price guide for SE1
|See our property price guide for SE16
What do you think about Bermondsey?
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