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Tel code: 0207 | code search
Postcode: SE1 | code search
Population: 244800
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Birthplace of:
Michael Faraday George Brown Thomas Girtin John Stainer Sian Williams
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Cultural Britain:
Shakespeares Globe
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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Shakespeare's Globe
"Kids studying Shakespeare should be given the chance to drink in the atmosphere and enjoy a production at the Globe. It’s a theatrical time machine, instantly enhancing your knowledge of ..." More

Shakespeare's Globe
"I liked it I wish I could see it I'm sure I will! love Anna woodfield xxx

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Zakudia
"Had such a fantastic time - the staff were so warm and friendly, the drinks and food superb - the Dj awesome - and the atmosphere just right. Felt ..." More

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Southwark is London's most historic borough, comprising five districts. The borough's most popular attractions are located in the district of Bankside and Borough, bordering the south bank of the Thames between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge. This area was itself known as Southwark until the 1550s. The landmark Tate Modern building, linking to St Paul's Cathedral via the Millennium footbridge, was converted from an old power station to showcase the world's finest contemporary art. Its neighbour, the Bankside Gallery, exhibits watercolours and original prints. Another wonderful building is a recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which hosts plays, an exhibition and guided tours of both the Globe and the nearby Rose Theatre, an Elizabethan venue also associated with Shakespeare. Its remains, uncovered in 1989, have been rehabilitated for performances. Southwark Cathedral, London's oldest Gothic structure, is a prominent attraction, as is the more contemporary Borough Market, the UK's "principal centre of food excellence". Southwark has great restaurants and bars aplenty, and any number of galleries and unusual museums. These include the Kircaldy Testing Museum, the London Fire Brigade Museum, the Clink Prison Museum, which exhibits torture devices, and the Golden Hinde Educational Museum, a replica of Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon.

Attraction

Kirkaldy Testing Museum
London Fire Brigade Museum
Rose Theatre Exhibition
Shakespeare's Globe
Southwark Cathedral
Winchester Palace

Budget

Bankside House *book online*
Express by Holiday Inn Southwark *book online*
Premier Inn London County Hall *book online*
Premier Inn London Southwark *book online*
Travelodge London Southwark *book online*

Charity

Age Concern London
Breast Cancer Care
Campaign to Protect Rural England
CARE International UK
Carers UK
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation
Salvation Army

Council

Southwark London Borough

Estate Agent

Sovereign Estates

Health and Fitness Club

Miami Health Club

Pub and Bar

Anchor
Anchor & Hope
Baltic
George Inn
Old Thameside
The Ring

Restaurant

Baltic
Bankside SE1
Bengal Clipper
Blue Print Cafe
Cotto
Fina Estampa
Shakespeare's Globe Restaurant
Silka
Vinopolis
Zakudia

School

London Christian School
Southwark Park School

Self-Catering

Bankside House

Marlin Apartments
Roomspace Serviced Apartments - Empire Square

Solicitor

P A Sealey & Co
Reed Smith Warner Cranston
The Oakley Shee Partnership
Walker & Co

Taxi

Southwark Mini Bus Hire

Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe
Southwark Playhouse

Sports Clubs

Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club (Boxing)
South of England Athletic Association (Athletics)

Shops

Flower Store
Rymans
Eggspress

Places to Stay near Southwark

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Express by Holiday Inn Southwark (0.12 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 (0.14 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 (0.20 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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Southwark Rose Hotel (0.22 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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London City Hotel (0.25 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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Bridge Hotel (0.30 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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Express by Holiday Inn Southwark (0.30 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Southwark

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Within walking distance of Southwark and Blackfriars Underground stations, this modern hotel gives direct access to the Central London, financial district, West End, ExCel Exhibition Centre and the O2 Arena. 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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Mad Hatter (0.33 miles)

Mad Hatter
Behind this typical nineteenth London facade is a contemporary, up-to-date Hotel, with every modern facility in its 30 large comfortable bedrooms. Within close proximity to one of the oldest parts of London, the 'Borough', well ... More | visit website
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Mad Hatter (0.38 miles)

Mad Hatter

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Behind this typical nineteenth London facade is a contemporary, up-to-date Hotel, with every modern facility in its 30 large comfortable bedrooms. Within close proximity to one of the oldest parts ... More

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Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live - John Milton
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Archbishop of Canterbury Martyred by Vikings - 1012, Drake Attacks Cadiz - 1587, Cook reaches Australia - 1770, Waco Siege Ends - 1993
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