Bankside & Bermondsey Local Information
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These parts of the South Bank have some of London’s most historic buildings, having escaped the bomb damage that ravaged the rest of the area during the war.
Charles Dickens spent much of his childhood in the district, adding further to the other reminders of London’s past such as the Clink Museum. In stark contrast, the hyper-modern buildings of the City are seen directly across the river.
Convenient for the Docklands as well as the City, and with easy access to many cultural and leisure attractions, this has proved one of the growth areas in the residential housing market of recent times.
Bankside & Bermondsey - Culture - things to do and places to go
Bankside Gallery is the home of two historic art societies; the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers
London Dungeon History, horror with some humour to lighten the atmosphere.
Golden Hinde A reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s galleon, open to the public.
Southwark Cathedral "The oldest cathedral church building in London… a place of quiet and of spirituality, an oasis of calm in the midst of a vibrant city."
The Old Operating Theatre The oldest operating theatre in Britain.Vinopolis A ‘museum of wine’
Bankside & Bermondsey - Green and open spaces
Jubilee GardensSouthwark Cathedral Churchyard SE1 This garden backs on to Borough Market, and has a sunken lawn that is open to the public.
Bankside & Bermondsey - Eating, drinking, shopping
Konditor and Cook - cakes, pastries and other treats.
Baltic Eastern European cuisine
Castello – popular Italian restuarant
Garrison – very popular gastropub
The Market Porter – award-winning traditional pub on the edge of Borough Market.
Roast - British cooking with many ingredients sourced from gastronomic heaven, Borough Market next door and other local growers and producers.
Bankside & Bermondsey - Transport
Mansion House, Cannon Street, Borough, London Bridge and St. Paul’s
For details of the local bus network please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/buses
Thames Clipper www.thamesclippers.com
Stops at Waterloo Pier, Savoy Pier, Blackfriars, Bankside, London Bridge and others.