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.
Places to Stay near Borough
London City Hotel (0.08 miles)
Marlin Apartments (0.23 miles)
Southwark Rose Hotel (0.23 miles)
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
Express by Holiday Inn Southwark (0.31 miles)
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
Bankside House (0.35 miles)
Bridge Hotel (0.36 miles)
London Bridge Hotel (0.38 miles)
Metropolis by Upstreet (0.49 miles)
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