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

I like that the area is quiet and lovely place to return to after a long day's work.

By Ann Moss

Most Negative

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

By Princess

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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Ann Moss Way, SE16 2TL
By Ann Moss
I like that the area is quiet and lovely place to return to after a long day's work.

I like that the area is quiet and lovely place to return to after a long day's work. There area a few restaurants with not much nightlife as this would be mostly in central London. It is convenient and ideal for families with children and young married couples. There are many upcoming new-builts. It's the kind of place where you know you will be able to settle comfortably and not have to worry about noise and safety.

Transport

SE16 is close to the Canada Water station which happens to be on the Jubilee line and Overground line. The station can get crowded during rush hour, but train come on time mostly. It is also within walking distance to Bermondsey and Surrey Quays stations. There are many buses around the area though traffic on the road can sometimes mean buses are also stuck even though there are separate bus lanes. Recently the cycleway in the area going into central London has been completed and a lot more are using bicycles instead of public transport.

Community

Residents here are diverse and the area is peaceful and close to Central London. Mostly families and working professionals live in the area given its ideal location close to Canary Wharf and London Bridge. Relatively safe area though we have heard of the occasional pick-pockets. Noise level is low given it is a very quiet residential area.

Amenities

Surrey Quays shopping centre is 5 mins away with many shops including clothing and fashion, Tesco Extra, the Range, phone repairs, Halifax and HSBC Bank branches. There's Decathlon near the shopping complex which is very convenient and popular for the local community to get sports equipment and attire. There's also a free public library close to the tube station. Restaurants in the area are not limited. There's a variety of good Italian, British, Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants within close vicinity of one another, and many cafes and pubs open for brunches or wholesome Sunday roasts. There's also a free gym and swimming pool for residents in the area during Fridays (all day), Saturdays and Sundays (after 2pm). There is also a huge park behind the neighborhood that has ping pong tables, tennis courts, playground for children and a nice running path. Residents here are diverse and the area is peaceful and close to Central London.

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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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Transport

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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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Community

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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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Transport

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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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