Southwark Area Guide
Immediately south of London Bridge in the SE1 postcode district, Southwark offers a prime location for companies requiring commercial property in a business-bed, engaging area of the capital city. Situated 1.5 miles east of Charing Cross, Southwark occupies an enviable location in the heartland of South East London. The area has undergone extensive regeneration in the last decade, in common with other areas along the south bank of the Thames. The City is within walking distance of Southwark, making the area very popular with national and international corporations and professional practices. The supertall skyscraper London Bridge Tower is currently under construction, along with other investments.
What type of businesses does Southwark suit?
Businesses that need close proximity to the City but without the premium-price tag on commercial property in that area would benefit from a strategic relocation to Southwark. Extensive regeneration has left Southwark with a vibrant atmosphere in terms of leisure amenities and transport facilities are superior, offering rapid access to major parts of the capital and beyond. Workspace has a wide range of commercial property in Southwark, available to rent today on competitive and flexible leases.
Southwark tube station is connected to the Jubilee line, offering rapid mobility to large transport hubs including Waterloo, one of the busiest stations on the London Underground. Waterloo is also a short walk away, providing executives in the area with regular services to the entire south west of England.
Liverpool Street: 28 minutes
Waterloo: 4 minutes
Euston: 23 minutes
Canary Wharf: 13 minute
Southwark’s cuisine is very diverse, offering a variety of eating opportunities that’ll appeal to all appetites. Baltic (74 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8HA) is a modern and trendy location offering traditional European cuisine at extremely reasonable prices. For those who enjoy a drink with their meal, it also boasts over 35 different flavours of Polish and Russian vodka. For a bit of Spanish flair, head to Meson Don Felipe (53 The Cut, Southwark, SE1 8LF) for some delightfully authentic tapas dishes as well as tasty wines and beers.
If you’re looking for a quiet drink in a local pub or even a decent night out you can get both very easily in Southwark: the area has a variety of diverse hotspots available for relaxing in the evenings and on weekends. The Anchor (34 Park Street, Bankside, Southwark, SE1 9EF) is quiet yet welcoming, offering a delightful riverside location with food served daily. The Doggetts Coat and Badge (1, Blackfriars Bridge, SE1 9UD) provides a livelier atmosphere, with fruit machines, pool tables and table football games available. Bar-goers should head to Stamford’s Wine Bar (7-8, Milroy Walk, Rennie St, SE1 9LW) for evening entertainment.
This famous museum houses some of the most striking pieces of contemporary art in the World and offers visitors a chance to experience some true ‘outside the box’ thinking. Great for a visit with friends and family.
This famous theatre was opened in 1818 and declared a Grade II listed building in 1951. Combining beautiful architecture with rich history and a varied programme of events, it’s well worth a look – try and catch a performance if you can.
This beautiful reconstruction of Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre is a feast for the eyes, constructed entirely of English oak with mortise and tenon joinery. With no structural steel anywhere, it is a true reproduction of a 16th century building.