Overview of Southwark

Southwark is currently rated 3.96 out of 5 from 340 reviews by locals in the area. Some residents shared useful insights of Southwark, such as “Massively under rated part of London”. In Southwark the highest rated ward is Champion Hill, which has a rating of 4.80 from 5 reviews. The lowest rated is Faraday, with a rating of 3.44 from 16 reviews. SE21 7BG is currently rated as the best postcode in Southwark with a rating of 4.69 out of 13 reviews. The lowest rated postcode is SE1 5RQ with a rating of 3.57 from 37 reviews.
340 reviews near Southwark

Excellent

87 reviews

25.6%

Very Good

169 reviews

49.7%

Average

69 reviews

20.3%

Disappointing

13 reviews

3.8%

Very Poor

2 reviews

0.6%

Most Positive

Massively under rated part of London

By Emma T

Most Negative

In need of regeneration as it’s very dirty and not trendy at all

By Princess

Rotherhithe St, SE16 5LJ
By Tahiya Z
Living by such a body of water is a privilege few Londoners are lucky enough to enjoy.

The most appealing aspect of the area is definitely the proximity to the river Thames. Living by such a body of water is a privilege few Londoners are lucky enough to enjoy. The area can get eerily quiet at night, which can be a bit scary. Having said this, families are plentiful and the area is relatively safe. Many families have pets and you can be sure to bump into a fair few residents out walking their dog at any given time of day.

Transport

The area has decent transport links, with two overground stations and one underground stations within walking distance. However, to those residing further north-east, the journey is quite a trek. Bus routes servicing the area are plentiful, and reasonably regular. They are well maintained, and manage rush hour times well with no customer left on the curb.

Community

Parking availablity is reasonable - the majority of residents park off-road in gated car parks. Single yellows are plentiful and abundantly available during the evenings outside of restricted hours. The area is blissfully quiet and does not suffer anti-social behaviour often, although occasionally this does occur. This is a great area for families and indeed many families reside on this street.

Amenities

The local area boasts some stunning views over the river Thames, and there are a number of green open spaces situated within comfortable walking distance. Nestled in the heart of SE16 is Stave Hill Ecological Park - a beautiful and tranquil open expanse, frequented by locals and visitors to the area alike for its scenic greens and water features. Rotherhithe tunnel, only one of two river crossings (for cars) in East London is located conveniently nearby for a quick and easy trip north of the river. For those without a car, the area has fairly good transport links with two overground stations and one underground, and a number of bus routes servicing the entire area. Surrey Quays shopping centre is the local hang-out for the area youth, and a great place to grab a cheeky takeaway. The area could use a station to the North East, as all train stations are clustered to the south west.

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Manor Grove, SE15 1EH
By Emma T
Massively under rated part of London

We love it here! The area is going to change alot in the next few years - lots of new building coming and the tube coming too - check out plans for the Baker loo extension. The new station will only be a stone's throw away! If you're looking for a good investment I'd highly recommend buying around here as property values will surely go up soon around here!

Transport

Every bus you could ever need right on your doorstep on old Kent rd - makes transport quite easy. Buses are so frequent that even when they're quite full you can easily just wait for another. No tube within walking distance which is annoying - bermondsey and elephant and castle both a 15 minute bus ride or so. Queens road overground is a 10 minute walk, south bermondsey overground about 15 minute walk and peckham rye overground a half hour walk. East ride into the city from from bermondsey

Community

We're on the tustin estate. it has a great school, friendly neighbours and is much quieter than you would expect looking at it. Our section is 50/50 freeholders and council tenants - not sure about the rest of the estate. The estate will be redeveloped over the next few years. You can't hear old Kent rd at all even though its quite close

Amenities

A ten minute walk away is queens rd peckham where you have a range of lovely cafes and restaurants for a nice meal. Brunch, great coffee, cocktails, fancy dinners, good pizza- you get it all at queens rd. I particularly recommend blackbird for American pancakes! For coffee I prefer well and fed - and they're nicer in well and fed as well. Peckham high street is about a 15 minute walk and it has so much to offer. We particularly love the new mall and the bussey building roof bar in summer - but theres so much to choose from. and of course if you want middle eastern food you can't beat Persepolis. Brimington park is just over the road - its scruffy but if you just need to run thr kids/dog around it's fine. Itll be redeveloped in the next few years too. Southwark park is a 20 minute walk, peckham common a 30 minute walk and the peckham canal path a 15 minute walk - so ample very nice green space a bit further.

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Bermondsey, SE1 3FS
By Princess
In need of regeneration as it’s very dirty and not trendy at all

In need of regeneration as it’s very dirty and not trendy at all. We are in Southwark but the area is very shabby and not well maintained. Not safe area.

Transport

Lack of nearby tube station makes it difficult to commute anywhere and especially at late night. The nearest station is an overground which isn’t convenient to use due to its timings.

Community

Bad aspects are the bad neighbours who are very rude and just today I saw a police van come to take some teen away as they had stolen something. The kids next door fire firework from their balcony that hits our building! No good aspects to discuss !

Amenities

Immediately within my building, the quality of restaurants, shops is below average. Needs a massive make over! Open spaces aren’t kept clean and there aren’t that many nice opening spaces near the property. Would want to see more green and clean space. High end stores are missing as they are quite far (boots, H&M, etc)

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London, SE1 3EF
By Isaacs
I love how artistic the area is, is actually very pretty

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Community

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Amenities

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Bushbaby Cl, SE1 4TS
By Zrm
alot of dinning places as pubs

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Bermondsey, SE1 3EG
By Tots
Trendy, a little flower market nearby during the day

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Transport

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Amenities

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Rotherhithe St, SE16 5EL
By oliver j
My experience as a student in Rotherhithe and surrounding areas

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Community

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Amenities

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Magdalen St, SE1 2RU
By Fabio
Bermondsey street is very trendy

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Tanner St, SE1 3LE
By B Dole
The atmosphere in the local area is upmarket and trendy.

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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Whites Grounds, SE1 3LA
By A Sin
SE1 - affordable, safe and fun!

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Transport

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Community

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Amenities

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