Four words that describe Bermondsey - Unpretentious | Cool | Local | Varied
Bermondsey is a parish within the Borough of Southwark on the South Bank of the River Thames. It's a popular area for walk-to-work City folk, foodies, and culture seekers.
We love Bermondsey for its architecture and history; famous for its tanneries and leather working in times gone by. In the Seventies, the tanneries moved out, and the antique dealers moved in, filling the industrial spaces with their wares.
The 'Bermondsey Village' area on Bermondsey Street has seen an upsurge in artistic and commercial activity and is lined with trendy independent bars, restaurants, and shops. It has a different vibe from other central London areas; it feels almost Mediterranean as many restaurants and cafes have seating outdoors where people chill over a glass of wine over lunch or just read a book with a coffee.
If you enjoy markets, on a Friday morning New Caledonian Antiques Market in Bermondsey Square is not to be missed. Or head to Borough Market to pick up delicious cheeses, cold meats, olives, bread, and wine. On a Saturday morning Spa Terminus is where artisan food producers and wholesalers open their converted railway arch doors to the public, selling fresh food, meats, cheeses, and craft beer.