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Tel code: 0207 | code search
Postcode: SE1 | code search
Population: 244800
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Birthplace of:
Michael Caine
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Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

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Borough, just south of the Thames, is the oldest district in the London Borough of Southwark. Centuries ago, the Romans settled here and constructed the original London Bridge. Much later, the area became a notorious hang-out for thieves and ne'er-do-wells. Now the regenerated Borough is a successful business centre that also boasts contemporary shops, bars, restaurants, galleries and housing to suit every pocket. Together with neighbouring Bankside, it hosts some of the capital's most prominent attractions and is largely protected as a Conservation Area. The 13th Century Southwark Cathedral, London's oldest Gothic church, is a magnificent sight, and St George The Martyr Church, where Little Dorrit was christened and married in Dickens' novel, still exists in Borough High Street. Nearby, the George Inn, built in 1676, is the oldest galleried pub in the capital. The most popular destination, however, is Borough Market, where customers flock to buy fruit, vegetables and fine food. It has been used as a setting for films including "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels" and "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" - and the local community has been vigorously campaigning against Network Rail plans that threaten listed buildings in the market area.

Conference Centre

Prospero House

Farmers Market

Borough Farmers Market

Hostel

Dover castle Hostel & Bar
St. Christopher's Village

Market

Borough Farmers Market
Borough Market

Restaurant

Tower Tandoori

School

Issat & Co Solicitors
St Joseph’s RC School
St Jude's C of E Primary School

Self-Catering

Metropolis by Upstreet

Shops

Zandra Rhodes
Fusebox
Northfield Farm
Neals Yard Remedies

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London City Hotel (0.08 miles)

London City Hotel

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This modern, recently refurbished hotel offers tastefully decorated accommodation with a prime city location. Within a mile of the hotel you will find Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern, which houses ... More

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Marlin Apartments (0.23 miles)

Marlin Apartments

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Empire Square is a fantastic new development situated just minutes from London Bridge and London's Financial District, this development encompasses an internal square the size of Piccadilly Circus. Additional benefits include ... More

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Southwark Rose Hotel (0.23 miles)

Southwark Rose Hotel

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The Southwark Rose Hotel is one of London's hidden gems, offering exceptional value for money. The hotel has 84 bedrooms. One of London's hidden gems the Southwark Rose Hotel is located in ... More

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Premier Inn London Southwark (0.30 miles)

In the heart of Bankside on the Southbank of the River Thames, this Premier Inn makes an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. Local attractions include The Tate Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe theatre, ... More | visit website

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Express by Holiday Inn Southwark (0.31 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Southwark
The Express by Holiday Inn Southwark - London has been designed with your needs in mind. It is perfect for families visiting friends or relatives or simply for a relaxing weekend treat. Each room ... More | visit website
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Travelodge London Southwark (0.34 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Bankside House (0.35 miles)

Bankside House

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Close to Shakespeare's Globe, Vinopolis, The Tate Modern Art Gallery, iconic St Paul's Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, near Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, The Clink Museum, Southwark Cathedral and surrounded by ... More | visit website

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Bridge Hotel (0.36 miles)

Bridge Hotel

Situated in the heart of London, The Bridge Hotel offers comfortable accommodation at affordable prices. The Bridge Hotel offers a range of bedrooms with continental breakfast, where you can enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. The Bridge Hotel ... More | visit website

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London Bridge Hotel (0.38 miles)

London Bridge Hotel

The independent four star London Bridge Hotel appeals to both business and leisure guests. The hotel is directly opposite London Bridge Station, close to the city and with fast and direct access to the West ... More | visit website

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Metropolis by Upstreet (0.49 miles)

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Upstreet are proud to present Studio bedroom serviced apartments located a short walk from Borough tube station, London Bridge tube and train Station.

These newly constructed apartments sit just off ... More

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Humankind cannot bear very much reality. - T S Eliot
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