Overview of SE1 1BG, Swan Street, London

SE1 1BG is in London, in Southwark borough. SE1 1BG is one of the lower rated places to live in this area, with a score of 4.03 out of 5 from 71 reviews. Most people give the area 4.03 stars. 19 of 71 reviewers rated SE1 1BG 5 stars, with comments such as ‘It's defo an excellent place to live if you've got the ££ to fork ou’. However, others were more equivocal in their assessment, for example, one reviewer said ‘It’s quite a quiet area which as a student isn’t great but is good for families.’. SE1 4AY, SE1 1JA, SE1 1JJ, SE1 4HY, SE1 4JA, SE1 0FQ are nearby postcodes. SE1 4HY is rated 4.02 out of 5 with a score of from 83 reviews, which is the best score of all nearby postcodes. SE1 1JA on the other hand is rated the worst nearby postcode to live, scoring 3.93 from 58 reviews.
71 reviews within 1 km Swan St, London SE1 1BG, UK

Excellent

19 reviews

26.8%

Very Good

38 reviews

53.5%

Average

11 reviews

15.5%

Disappointing

3 reviews

4.2%

Very Poor

0 reviews

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Most Positive

It's defo an excellent place to live if you've got the ££ to fork ou

0.8 km from your search

By R Eduard

Most Negative

It’s quite a quiet area which as a student isn’t great but is good for families.

0.4 km from your search

By E Smith

Long Ln, SE1 4AY
0.2 km from your search
By Joan L
The area is quite upmarket due to the proximity to London Bridge and the Shard.

My area is generally quitw safe in the daytime but during the nighttime, there are quite a lot of homeless people around the area and pubs are nearby. This, as a woman, makes me feel unsafe at night as I have been exposed to threatening behaviours while walking home from tube stations. The area is quite upmarket due to the proximity to London Bridge and the Shard. Due to lack of playground facilities it may be hard for some families with children, but there is green space around for dog owners to use if wished - just a bit unsafe.

Transport

The buses in the area are frequent, London Bridge station, which has both Jubilee and Northern lines, is 10 minutes walk, Borough station is a 3 minute walkand has the Northern line, therefore I think transport in my area is generally good. The tube gets quite crowded during rush hour and the carriages are always quite grimy but on the whole it's a decent commute.

Community

There is limited parking availabilty on the streets, there is quite a lot of traffic noise (sirens especially) and sometimes there is loud antisocial behaviour which disrupts sleep (people screaming in the street) Renters mostly live in the area as house prices in this area are high and the area has a high concentration of students due to it being near King's College London. There are not a lot of families around - mostly couples or couples with very young children (toddlers)

Amenities

There are a huge range of restaurants, with Borough Market being a stone's throw away, fast food outlets e.g. kfc being very nearby and lots of street stalls nearby too. There are quite a few open spaces - one near southwark bridge road, one on borough high street and tabbard gardens but I do not regularly frequent these as they are seen to be "dodgy" and be crime hotspots. There are quite a few pubs nearby which are always quite busy. Prices are also reasonable. There are many supermarkets nearby although there is a lack of large ones. There is a post office that is quite busy usually, and I am very close to both Borough Market tube station and London Bridge station. Borough market is always popular, there is a particular falafel stand that is popular near London Bridge due to its quality and cheap price (£3.5 for a wrap) and Dover Castle, a pub, is very popular among students for their cheap drinks.. There is a gym, post office, pharmacy etc. all very close so I do not think any amneties are missing. However, it would be nice if the open spaces were places not so associated with crime and drug use.

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Colnbrook St, SE1 6EZ
0.8 km from your search
By R Eduard
It's defo an excellent place to live if you've got the ££ to fork ou

It's defo an excellent place to live if you've got the ££ to fork out, I don't know if I'd live here unless I was sharing the costs with someone, but it's nice to have so many attractions so close by, even if COVID did kinda put a stop to it this year, but luckily I've been living in this are of London for a fair bit, so I know that it's bound to get better (though hopefully everyone doesn't move out of London by the time this whole thing blows over).

Transport

I used to switch busses at rush hour before Covid, but ever since.. It's just been bus full, bus full, bus full, constantly! So I've invested in a bike, and have just been scooting around town ever since. The cycle routes are brilliant, and the cycle superhighways really are pretty awesome once you start using them, not something you'd care about if you weren't a cyclist. Some cycle routes are seperated from the road with ballards and the like, and it gives you some nice peace of mind that you won't get run over by some half awake businessman in a beemer in the morning, but others are not, which is where you often need to keep an eye for your fellow driver (and your fellow cyclist). Overall probably the best way to get around London, definitely the fastest, and most definitely the healthiest!

Community

Lots of restaurants nearby, and a whole load of delivery apps will get it to you pretty quick so definitely a nice place to be if you're too lazy to cook like me! It's a pretty nice area to be on, me and my 3 housemates definitely enjoy it, and being that I occasionally WFH it definitely hasn't disappointing to not have to leave the house at 7.30 each day.

Amenities

Oh man where do I begin! There's just no end to the amount of excellent, and often PACKED restaurants around south bank , and especially along the Thames, nightlife could definitely do with some improvement on this side of town, but there's so many epic markets and shops to visit in the day like the Maltby, and Borough that are a pretty short walk away that it more than makes up for it!

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London, SE1 4DL
0.4 km from your search
By E Smith
It’s quite a quiet area which as a student isn’t great but is good for families.

It’s quite a quiet area which as a student isn’t great but is good for families.

Transport

There are very good transport services in this area. The bus links and the tube links are great - as well as the train station nearby and cycle stations

Community

Good aspects is there are students and it is a quite area a which is good especially in the night . On our street it is mostly renters

Amenities

There is a good range of local shops bars and restaurants due to being a student area. More nightclubs in the areas would be good

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Bushbaby Cl, SE1 4TS
0.9 km from your search
By Zrm
alot of dinning places as pubs

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Amenities

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Union St, SE1 0NL
0.5 km from your search
By TrevorC
Great are with Borough Market very close and lovely shops around.

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Community

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Amenities

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Southwark St, SE1 1UN
0.5 km from your search
By Cindy
it feels overwhelming with so many people all day long

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Community

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Amenities

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Magdalen St, SE1 2RU
0.9 km from your search
By Fabio
Bermondsey street is very trendy

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Community

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Amenities

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London, SE1 0AA
0.5 km from your search
By Pat
It is quite trendy since it’s in Southwark.

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Community

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Amenities

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London, SE1 6QQ
0.5 km from your search
By C Rockingham
It is so central it is great.

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Transport

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Amenities

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Newington Causeway, SE1 6BT
0.7 km from your search
By LM
The "Elephant Park" area has provided a range of hip cafes and eateries

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Community

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Amenities

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