LeisureIn London you are never far from open space, whether it’s a hidden-away garden square or a major park. The capital is famous for its vast public parks: Hyde Park, the Regent’s Park, Battersea Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens, and the much newer Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Bermondsey has its share of open space too. The newly regenerated Bermondsey Spa Gardens, include a playground, games area and picnic grounds. Other green pockets in the area include Tabard Gardens and Leathermarket Gardens. Just over a mile away, Southwark Park is considerably larger than all of them at 61 acres, and with its bandstand, a boating lake, rose gardens and tennis courts, a true ‘people’s park’.
TransportBermondsey Jubilee Line station is approximately 14 minutes’ walk from London Square Bermondsey, while London Bridge station, for the Northern Line, Jubilee Line and National Rail, can be reached in about 12 minutes. Both underground lines are also part of Night Tube, great news for late hour workers and party nights out.
ShoppingAs you might expect, Bermondsey is a treasure trove of the quirky and individual. Exquisite couture clothes can be found at Amanda Thompson’s Bermondsey Street atelier while anything from designer dog-collars to stunning pieces of decorative glass.
London is a city made for shopping, and some of its most exciting retail areas are just a short tube journey from Bermondsey. Take the Jubilee Line and go straight to Bond Street for designer boutiques, with the big stores and brands of Oxford Street and Regent Street just a short walk away. Change at Green Park for Knightsbridge, to browse Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the exclusive brands of Sloane Street.