Is Surrey Quays a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Surrey Docks is a largely residential area of Rotherhithe in south-east London, occupied until 1970 by the Surrey Commercial Docks. The precise boundaries of the area are somewhat amorphous, but it is generally considered to comprise the southern half of the Rotherhithe peninsula from Canada Water to South Dock; electorally, Surrey Docks is the eastern half of the peninsula. The area is served by Surrey Quays railway station on the London Overground route. Surrey Docks are so called because the borders of Surrey and Kent met in this area until 1889. “

Is the local life vibrant in Surrey Quays

Surrey Quays 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 Surrey Quays. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Surrey Quays. Also having a clear view of what is available in Surrey Quays 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 type of amenities may you need in Surrey Quays?

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

Health amenities that are in Surrey Quays

Surrey Quays 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
Healthcall UK Ltd United Kingdom N/A N/A
Kingfisher Surrey Docks 12 Blondin Way, London 3.3 16
Medical4Drivers 10-16 Tiller Road, London 5 8

What schools are nearby in Surrey Quays?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Surrey Quays 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
Whitelily School 243 Lower Road, London N/A N/A
Frogprince Baby Music Rotherhithe Surrey Docks Farm or Dockland Settlements 5, Rotherhithe Street, London 5 1
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
St Johns Catholic Primary School, Rotherhithe Saint Elmos Road, London 3.4 5
Alfred Salter Primary School Quebec Way, London 3.7 10
Cool Gool Music 3 Tillett Square, London 5 41
Deptford Park Primary School Evelyn Street, London 3.4 12
Marathon Science School 1-9 Evelyn Street, London 4.5 28
Redriff Primary School Salter Road, London 3.4 8
Peace and Calm Yoga Classes & Retreats Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre, Greenland Dock, Rope Street, London N/A N/A
James Cullen Violin and Viola Lessons Aland Court, Finland Street, London 5 1
Discover Language Marina, South Dock, London 5 3
Double bass, clarinet, percussion and music theory teachers 99-123 Plough Way, London N/A N/A
Bruce Music 45, Endeavour House, London N/A N/A
Fatbardh London N/A N/A
pianolessons-se16 12 Elgar Street, London N/A N/A
Kiddies Arena Day Nursery Evelyns Childrens Centre, 231 Grove Street, London 4.9 7
Arnhem Wharf Primary School 1 Arnhem Place, London 3.7 14

Post offices of Surrey Quays

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lower Road Rotherhithe Post Office 142 Lower Road, London 4 260

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Surrey Quays

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Surrey Quays entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

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

Things we love about Surrey Quays

Surrey Quays has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Surrey Quays has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Gyms in Surrey Quays

While working from home has increased, so has the frequentation of gyms to help keep in shape. With companies like Better or Pure Gym and others, Surrey Quays might help you stay in shape. A great feature to have nearby.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Southwark Park Sports And Athletics Centre Hawkstone Road, London 4.3 100
Seven Islands Leisure Centre 100 Lower Road, London 4.3 306
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
The London Fit Club Unit P, The London Fit Club, Mandara Place, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 62
Fitnation 8 Somerford Way, London 4.3 12
Bootcamp SE16 Dock Hill Avenue, London 4.3 232
The Lodge Space theLodge.space, 120a Lower Road, London 4.3 183
Canada Water Studios Vancouver House, Canada Water Studios, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 28
Flavio – Jiu Jitsu Coach Surrey Docks Fitness and Water Sports CentreRope St, London 4.3 14
MindBodyLift Unit P, Mandara Place, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 1
Rêve Therapy Conrad Court,, Cary Avenue, London 4.3 45
Fitness Space Surrey Quays Marine Wharf, Unit 3 Aurora Point, Plough Way, London 4.3 174
MoreYoga Unit F, Nyland Court, SURREY QUAYS BRANCH, Naomi Street, Greenland Place, London 4.3 66
Outdoor Gym 305 Rotherhithe Street, London 4.3 10
Pilates with Lucy Docklands Settlement Centre, 400 Salter Road, London 4.3 11
www.clickyservices.com Pepys SE 4.3 N/A
Breathe Bootcamp 9 Maritime Street, London 4.3 30
Canada Water Skate Spot Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 1
TRX at the Lodge 120a Lower Road, London 4.3 50

The types of restaurants

Surrey Quays has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

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
Shimla Pinks 93 Elgar Street, London 4.3 114
The Pear Tree D, Yeoman Street, London 4.3 838
Pizza Hut Delivery – Surrey Quays – London 19 Plough Way, London 4.3 163
Real China 218 Lower Road, London 4.3 82
Ma Po 176 Lower Road, London 4.3 437
Starbucks Coffee 13-15 Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 541
Magic Corn Surrey Quays 49-51 Redriff Road, London 4.3 2
McDonald’s Bestwood Retail Park, Evelyn Street, London 4.3 2794
Burger King Dock Gate, Surrey Quays Centre, Food Court, 5 Redriff Road 4.3 622
GreenZen Poké & Bubble Tea Bar Ticket Hall, Canada Water Station, Surrey Quays Road, London 4.3 253
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
Docklands Grill House 46 Westferry Road, London 4.3 169
China Town E14 07 The Quarterdeck, London 4.3 177
Passage to India 7 Plough Way, London 4.3 127
Designerbeans [Ewa Aganyin] Whiting Way, London 4.3 1

Pubs

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 Surrey Quays. 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 Surrey Quays.

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.

What type of green space is there in Surrey Quays?

One of London’s best features is the large array of public parks and green spaces. See if Surrey Quays offers room to explore and maybe take your dog for a walk.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Restorative Justice for All CIC Institute 30 Plough Way, London 5 3
Stave Hill Ecological Park – TCV Timber Pond Road, London 4.7 1164
St George’s Square St George’s Wharf, London 4.9 7
John Evelyn Community Garden Windlass Place, London 4.3 3
The PNK Garden London 5 2
Platinum Jubilee Garden Deptford, Pepys Estate 2 1
Russia Dock Woodland Somerford Way, London 4.6 530
Aragon Gardens London 4.2 5
Hop Garden, Stave Hill Stave Hill, London 4 1
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
Permaculture Garden Rodney Point, 309 Rotherhithe Street, London N/A N/A
Pepys Park 61 Millard Road, London 4.2 313
Tommy’s Park Unnamed Road, London N/A N/A
Lower Pepys London 4.2 10
Dog Park Isle of Dogs, London 5 1
Sir John McDougall Gardens Ocean Wharf, 38 Westferry Road, London 4.4 534
Deptford Park 23 Scawen Road, London 4.3 898
Globe Pond Nature Reserve 22 Teak Close, London 4.9 11
Shed @ Stave Hill TCV, Stave Hill Ecological Park, Timber Pond Road, London 4.7 12

Museums & Galleries nearby

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

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Supermarkets in Surrey Quays

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

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

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What do you think about Surrey Quays?

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