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Area Guide by Estate Agents in Bankside SE1

A cultural and creative neighbourhood set in one of the oldest areas of London
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Circa London is an independent Bankside estate agent specialising in SE1 residential sales, lettings, and property management services. Our experienced team knows the local market well, ensuring that we can help you sell your London property for the best price or find the perfect new home. We also provide comprehensive lettings and property management services to landlords in the area, taking care of everything from tenant screening to rent collection. At Circa London, our priority is providing personalised and high-quality service to our clients.

If you're thinking about selling or letting or are just curious, we'd be happy to value your property and share our expertise to help you plan for your property's future.

Bankside Area Guide SE1: Are you searching for a vibrant and historical neighbourhood? 

Look no further than Bankside. This riverside area, located on the south bank of the River Thames, boasts a rich history dating back over 6,000 years to the Roman times when Londinium was founded.

One of the main draws of Bankside is its plethora of iconic landmarks and cultural attractions, including the 
London EyeRoyal Festival HallNational TheatreBFI Southbank, the Golden HindeSea Life London AquariumTATE Modern, and Shakespeare's Globe.

Foodies will love the area, with its variety of riverside pubs, award-winning restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and mouth-watering markets such as the renowned Borough Market with its wide variety of fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, cheese, and bread.

When it comes to housing, Bankside offers a diverse mix of options, from 
warehouse conversions and period properties to new-build apartmentsBermondsey Street is a trendy area known for its loft-style living, modern apartments, two open parks, and many places to eat and drink.

Additionally, the area is seeing the rise of glamorous new developments such as the award-winning 
NEO Bankside
Bankside LoftsSouth Bank Tower, and One Blackfriars, which appeal to buyers and renters alike. These buildings are particularly popular with young professionals and investors, offering high-end amenities and prime locations.

Roupell Street conservation area is also worth mentioning. It is a "hidden" enclave of flat-fronted, straight-off-the-street cottages that hark back to the days of Dickens' London, and now it is considered a fashionable place to live. The street's traditional Georgian architecture, cobbled streets, and historic feel also make it a popular choice for period dramas and films set in the 19th century.

Bankside also offers plenty of green spaces to enjoy, including the iconic Southbank, which has beautiful river views and a variety of outdoor activities and events. The area has several parks, including the popular 
Jubilee GardensSouthwark Park, and Potters Fields Park.


Bankside is well-connected as it is served by several tube and train stations, making it easy to get around London. The most convenient stations for Bankside residents and visitors are:

  • London Bridge: Served by the Jubilee and Northern Lines, London Bridge provides quick and easy access to the West End, the City, and other areas of London.
  • Blackfriars: Served by the Circle, District, and Thameslink, this station is only a short walk from Bankside, and it's an excellent option for those traveling to the City or other areas of London.
  • Southwark: Served by the Jubilee Line, Southwark is another convenient option for those looking to access the West End or other areas of London.
In addition to the tube and train stations, Bankside is also served by several bus routes, making it easy to travel by public transportation. The Thames Clipper river bus service also serves the area well. It provides a quick and scenic way to travel to destinations along the river, including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, and the O2 Arena.


Bankside is home to several schools, providing a range of options for families with children. The schools in the area include St. George's Cathedral Catholic School, Southwark Primary School, The Charter School and Globe Primary School.

In conclusion, Bankside is an excellent place to live for those looking for a diverse and exciting neighbourhood. With its rich history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping options, green spaces, and great location, it's easy to see why many people call Bankside home. Whether you're a young professional, a family, or a retiree, Bankside has something for everyone. 

Read our Bankside Boom time blog here

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