A local guide to move in Rotherhithe

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Rotherhithe is a district of south-east London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. It is on a peninsula on the south bank of the Thames, facing Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse on the north bank, with the Isle of Dogs to the east. It borders Bermondsey to the west and Deptford to the south-east. The district is a part of the Docklands area. “

In the city of Rotherhithe, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Rotherhithe? 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 Rotherhithe to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Are the restaurants in Rotherhithe any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Rotherhithe, 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.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 3383
The Yellow House 126 Lower Road, London 4.3 481
The Ship & Whale 2 Gulliver Street, London 4.3 906
Simplicity 1 Tunnel Road, London 4.3 157
Starbucks Coffee 13-15 Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 541
Magic Corn Surrey Quays 49-51 Redriff Road, London 4.3 2
Burger King Dock Gate, Surrey Quays Centre, Food Court, 5 Redriff Road 4.3 622
Shimla Pinks 93 Elgar Street, London 4.3 114
Pizza Hut Delivery – Surrey Quays – London 19 Plough Way, London 4.3 163
Ma Po 176 Lower Road, London 4.3 437
Real China 218 Lower Road, London 4.3 82
GreenZen Poké & Bubble Tea Bar Ticket Hall, Canada Water Station, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 253
The Pear Tree D, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 838
McDonald’s Bestwood Retail Park, Evelyn Street, London 4.3 2794
Perfetta Pizzeria 34 Albion Street, London 4.3 98
聚贤庄Water House Restaurant 30-32 Albion Street, London 4.3 366
The Moby Dick, Greenland Dock Greenland Dock, 6 Russell Place, London 4.3 915
Pizza Hut The Mast Leisure Complex, 5 Teredo Street, London 4.3 1043
Cafe Mama Pho 24 Evelyn Street, London 4.3 1023
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant 33-37 Brunel Road, London 4.3 142

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Rotherhithe. 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 Rotherhithe.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Galleries and Museums

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 Rotherhithe, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brunel Museum Railway Avenue, London 4.2 776

Green spaces and parks of Rotherhithe

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Rotherhithe offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Southwark Park Gomm Road, London 4.5 4434
Restorative Justice for All CIC Institute 30 Plough Way, London 5 3
Pearson’s Park Rotherhithe Street, London 4.4 122
Stave Hill Ecological Park – TCV Timber Pond Road, London 4.7 1164
Russia Dock Woodland Somerford Way, London 4.6 530
Hop Garden, Stave Hill Stave Hill, London 4 1
The PNK Garden London 5 2
Tommy’s Park Unnamed Road, London N/A N/A
Permaculture Garden Rodney Point, 309 Rotherhithe Street, London N/A N/A
Shed @ Stave Hill TCV, Stave Hill Ecological Park, Timber Pond Road, London 4.7 12
Wildlife Garden Surrey Docks Farm,South Wharf, Rotherhithe Street, London 5 1
Farm park Wildlife Garden, Surrey Docks Farm,South Wharf, Rotherhithe Street, London N/A N/A
Globe Pond Nature Reserve 22 Teak Close, London 4.9 11
St George’s Square St George’s Wharf, London 4.9 7
King George’s Field Dock Offices, King George’s Field, Surrey Quays Road, London 3.7 17
John Evelyn Community Garden Windlass Place, London 4.3 3
TA Meeting Hall 31 Neptune Street, London N/A N/A
Durand’s Wharf 604 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.5 77
Platinum Jubilee Garden Deptford, Pepys Estate 2 1
Neptune Street Park Neptune Street, London 4.7 7

What kind of gyms are there in Rotherhithe?

In Rotherhithe, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Seven Islands Leisure Centre 100 Lower Road, London 4.3 306
Southwark Park Sports And Athletics Centre Hawkstone Road, London 4.3 100
Surrey Docks Fitness & Water Sports Centre Rope Street, London 4.3 296
Restorative Justice for All CIC Institute 30 Plough Way, London 4.3 3
Fitnation 8 Somerford Way, London 4.3 12
Bootcamp SE16 Dock Hill Avenue, London 4.3 232
The London Fit Club Unit P, The London Fit Club, Mandara Place, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 62
Canada Water Studios Vancouver House, Canada Water Studios, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 28
The Lodge Space theLodge.space, 120a Lower Road, London 4.3 183
Outdoor Gym 305 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 10
Flavio – Jiu Jitsu Coach Surrey Docks Fitness and Water Sports CentreRope St, London 4.3 14
Breathe Bootcamp 9 Maritime Street, London 4.3 30
MindBodyLift Unit P, Mandara Place, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 1
Pilates with Lucy Docklands Settlement Centre, 400 Salter Road, London 4.3 11
www.clickyservices.com Pepys SE 4.3 N/A
Canada Water Skate Spot Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 1
Rêve Therapy Conrad Court,, Cary Avenue, London 4.3 45
3D Burn Canada Water Studios, Vancouver House, London 4.3 16
Fitness Space Surrey Quays Marine Wharf, Unit 3 Aurora Point, Plough Way, London 4.3 174
John Brewer Tai Chi – Canada Water SE16 Dock Offices, 11 Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 3

Are there any good pubs in Rotherhithe?

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Rotherhithe has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Blue Anchor 251 Southwark Park Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 3TS Following a refurbishment the pub reopened in July 2021 under Craft Union management. Live sport shown on TV daily and, as with other pubs in this area, the pub is particularly busy on Millwall FC home match days. Real ale introduced in 2021.
Cloudwater Tap Room 73 Enid Street Bermondsey (East) SE16 3RA A railway arch, on what is known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile, which acts as an outlet for Manchester based Cloudwater Brew Co. Cask ale may be available.
Gregorian 96 Jamaica Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 4SQ A prominent inter-war Courage mock-Tudor pub situated on Jamaica Road on the corner of St James’s Road. Operated by London pubco Antic it is just a stone’s throw from Bermondsey Underground station. Refurbished in May 2015 into the typical Antic shabby chic style in a warren of rooms.
Kernel Brewery Arch 7 Taproom Arch 7, Dockley Road Industrial Estate Bermondsey (East) SE16 3SF Established in 2009 and situated within a railway arch. Kernel was the first, and is the largest, of what is now the chain of breweries known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile. The tap room closed for on-sales in September 2015 due to over-stretched demand in limited facilities but reopened in late 2019 in a separate railway arch a few doors down from the brewery. Numerous beers on tap and in bottle, plus from 2022 also offers one changing cask beer.
Moor Beer Co. Vaults & Tap Room 71 Enid Street Bermondsey (East) SE16 3RA A large railway arch close to Brew By Numbers, on what has become known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile. It is to be used as a storage facility for its barrel ageing project, but also provides a useful London base and Tap Room outlet. The venue is committed to making cooled gravity dispensed cask ale available each weekend.
Old Justice 94 Bermondsey Wall East Bermondsey (East) SE16 4TY After being closed for around 5 years, this classic 1930’s pub re-opened under its original name in Feb 2023. Having previously been unlawfully removed and then reinstated by the freeholder, the interior retains much of its original wood panelling, counter and bar-back. The central bar serves two previously separate rooms that are now internally connected. In addition to the house beer from Greene King are up to three changing cask beers, including local London breweries and a 10% discount on cask beer is offered to card carrying CAMRA members. There is no kitchen at present but the aim is to build one in the basement in due course. Quiz night on Mondays and live traditional Irish music on Weds evenings. The pub’s main online presence is instagram @theoldjustice
Queen Victoria 148 Southwark Park Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 3RP Well preserved traditional late Victorian street corner pub. Central bar serving two rooms with a small paved garden to the rear. Weekends feature discos, karaoke or live music acts. Cask beer (re)introduced in 2022.
Small Beer Brew Co Taproom 70-72 Verney Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 3DH Small Beer focuses on brewing lower strength beers up to 2.8% ABV. The taproom is situated within the brewery and usually has up to 4 beers on tap and one on cask. Street food is also available. There are a range of board games and bar sports, plus entertainment including live music and quiz nights.
St James of Bermondsey 72 St James Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 4QZ St James of Bermondsey, formerly The St James Tavern, has been tastefully restored and reopened. The theme is pie and ale, with the menu from Pieminister. There is one hand pump.
Substation 8 Almond Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 3LR Bermondsey Beer Mile venue in a railway arch previously occupied by Spartan and Partizan breweries, this bar re-opened in August 2023 as a venue of the Battersea Brewery. Calls itself the smallest bar on the beer mile. Reported as having 2 handpumps and has reported food available.
Three Hills Brewing – Outpost Brewery Taproom 7 Almond Road Bermondsey (East) SE16 3LR Northants-based Three Hills Brewery took over the former Affinity Brew Co railway arch in autumn 2020 and opened a taproom in late May 2021. Up to 18 beers available including guest beers.

In Rotherhithe, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Rotherhithe name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools in and around the area of Rotherhithe

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Rotherhithe vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Seven Islands Leisure Centre 100 Lower Road, London 3.3 306
Frogprince Baby Music Rotherhithe Surrey Docks Farm or Dockland Settlements 5, Rotherhithe Street, London 5 1
Whitelily School 243 Lower Road, London N/A N/A
Trinity Child Care Trinity Halls, 1 Bryan Road, London 5 6
Bacon’s College Bacon’s College Sports Centre, Timber Pond Road, London 2.7 88
Bermondsey Scuba Diving Club (BSAC 42) Seven Islands Leisure Centre, Surrey Quays Road, London 5 6
Rotherhithe Children & Family Centre Park Lodge, Hawkstone Road, London 4 1
St Johns Catholic Primary School, Rotherhithe Saint Elmos Road, London 3.4 5
Alfred Salter Primary School Quebec Way, London 3.7 10
Rotherhithe Primary Children & Family Centre Rotherhithe Primary School, London N/A N/A
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Southwark Gomm Road, London 4.7 13
Cool Gool Music 3 Tillett Square, London 5 41
Redriff Primary School Salter Road, London 3.4 8
Marathon Science School 1-9 Evelyn Street, London 4.5 28
Your Choice Childcare Services 9 Eugenia Road, London 5 16
Albion Primary School Albion Street, London 3.7 9
Rotherhithe Primary School 61 Hawkstone Road, London 3.4 19
James Cullen Violin and Viola Lessons Aland Court, Finland Street, London 5 1
Peace and Calm Yoga Classes & Retreats Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre, Greenland Dock, Rope Street, London N/A N/A
Double bass, clarinet, percussion and music theory teachers 99-123 Plough Way, London N/A N/A

In Rotherhithe, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Rotherhithe 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 Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Canada Water Canada Water Station Underground Ltd, Deal Porters Way, London 4.2 258
Surrey Quays London 4 93
Rotherhithe United Kingdom 4.2 48

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Rotherhithe?

Rotherhithe 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 Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Grove Medical Centre Windlass Place, London 3.9 275
Kingfisher Surrey Docks 12 Blondin Way, London 3.3 16
Healthcall UK Ltd United Kingdom N/A N/A
Premier Veins – London Unit 2, City Business Centre, London N/A N/A

Post offices in and around the area of Rotherhithe

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Rotherhithe 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 Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lower Road Rotherhithe Post Office 142 Lower Road, London 4 260
Royal Mail Postbox – Turner Court Turner Court, Albion Street, London 4.3 10

What to do in the area of Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe 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 Rotherhithe. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Rotherhithe. Also having a clear view of what is available in Rotherhithe 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.

What areas are nearby?

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Rotherhithe? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Peckham See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Poplar See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Mile End See the guide here
Mill End See the guide here
Peckham See the guide here
New Cross Gate See the guide here
Southampton Way Estate See the guide here
New Cross See the guide here
Deptford See the guide here
Evelyn See the guide here
Bermondsey See the guide here
Surrey Quays See the guide here
Cubitt Town See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Canary Wharf See the guide here
Blackwall See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Limehouse See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here

Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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What do you think about Rotherhithe?

We would love to hear what people like you think of Rotherhithe. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Rotherhithe ‘s community.

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