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Bankside has a fantastic mix of history and up to the minute style.

Bankside is linked to the city by the Millennium Bridge ' and is home to some great attractions.

The UK 's largest museum of modern art the Tate Modern' is here, housed within a disused power station along with the historic Rose Theatre ' which was home to many of Shakespeare's first productions. Southwick Cathedral' the oldest gothic church in the UK is also in Bankside. The Golden Hinde' a full scale reconstruction of the world famous sailing galleon of Sir Francis Drake also has its home here. The ship is open to the public for tours and can also be hired for private and corporate functions.



Bermondsey, the UK 's biggest antique district is full of trendy bars, cafes and restaurants. Art galleries, design studios and fashion houses are here along with the outrageous fashion designer Zandra Rhodes' Fashion and Textile Museum which shows the work of designers from the 1950's to the present day.

Tommy Steele the famous actor, singer and director was born in Bermondsey in 1936.



Borough with its history dating back to the Roman times is the oldest district in Southwark.

The well-known Borough Market' is here with its vibrant atmosphere selling fresh food produce from around the world. The market has been used in films such as Bridget Jones Diary', Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.



Camberwell in the London borough of Southwark is a residential area with many Victorian and Georgian homes. Once a peaceful agricultural village, Camberwell is now a busy place.

Camberwell is home to the Camberwell College of Arts', one of the world's most renowned art and design institutions.

Camilla Parker Bowles, The Duchess of Cornwall' and wife of Prince Charles was born here in 1947.


Dulwich Village

Dulwich Village is a lovely leafy place in the borough of Southwark.

It is home to the Dulwich Picture Gallery' the UK 's first public art gallery which was founded in 1811 and houses work by Poussin' and Rembrandt' to name but a few.

Dulwich has pubs, brasseries and also Belair House' in Dulwich Park , a beautiful house built in 1785 and now a restaurant. Dulwich Park offers play areas, tennis courts, a skate park, a lake, a conservation area and wildlife area.


East Dulwich

East Dulwich was once farmland which was sold to developers and is the birthplace of Enid Blyton' the famous children's author.

The contemporary Lordship Lane ' has trendy bars, restaurants, delis, cafes and specialist food shops.


Elephant and Castle

The Elephant and Castle , whose name is said to have derived from a visiting Spanish princess is today a centre of student life.

The London College of Communication' and London South Bank University ' both have campuses nearby.

The Ministry of Sound' nightclub is here along with The Coronet', once a cinema that is now a live music venue with a capacity of 2,200.



Newington in the London borough of Southwark was originally a farming village.

Trinity Church ' was built here in 1824, and then the surrounding Trinity Church Square ' came along with smart terraced houses. Many of these houses have now been converted into flats. Apart from this estate and some Victorian terraced houses most of Newington 's properties are owned by the council.

Trinity Church ' in 1975 became Henry Wood Hall' which has been used by the London Philharmonic Orchestra' as a recording venue.



Peckham is well known from the 1980's sitcom Only Fools and Horses' although the sitcom wasn't filmed in Peckham.

Peckham has trendy bars, cafes and restaurants.

Manzies Pie and Mash shop established in 1902 is in Peckham serving traditional pie and mash and eels.

Over the past decade there has been a lot of regeneration in the area with many more future plans.



Rotherhithe in the London borough of Southwark is part of the Docklands area.

Rotherhithe is full of maritime history. It was from Rotherhithe the Mayflower' ship set off in 1620 to carry the Pilgrim Fathers to America .

Max Bygraves the English singer and entertainer was born in Rotherhithe in 1922.



Walworth has been in the past associated with the working class Londoner' and old music halls. Today it is a multicultural place in South East London.

It is the home of the Cuming Museum ' which is full of antiques from all over the world which were left by the Cuming' family to the people of Southwark.

Walworth is the birthplace of the great Charlie Chaplin' who was born here in 1889.




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