Attractions and Places to Visit in South East London
A maze of cobbled streets, wharves and warehouses runs along the river from London Bridge to Rotherhithe, with some of London’s most significant cultural landmarks in the mix.
Here you’ll find Tower Bridge, Tate Modern and the Design Museum. Ancient Borough Market is the epicentre of London’s foodie revolution and its effects are felt throughout Southwark. The area attracts a gourmet crowd alongside City professionals and media types keen for a quick commute.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals are located here, and a number of medical students and doctors live in the area. Further east beyond Rotherhithe is Surrey Quays, an area to watch with plans for exciting property developments, and then Greenwich, a World Heritage Site whose elegant buildings speak volumes about the maritime history of London. The area is a major draw for tourists and students at weekends and, with lots of open space, gorgeous riverside pubs and a buzzing market, there’s a carefree vibe.
West of London Bridge is Kennington, which developed after the completion of Westminster Bridge in 1750. Consequently, it’s packed with pretty Georgian squares and historically is a favourite place for politicians and government workers to live, as it allows them to enjoy a ten minute walk to work.