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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
Omg what a wonderful 3 days, the views are stunning as we had a room on the 39th floor, i could of spent the whole break looking out of the window and still only spot a fraction of the sights, (binoculars included) highly recommend if finances allow, even using the toilet was a joy.
A surprise favorite was waiting for us at the Globe Theater. We had standing tickets but that was even a pleasant surprise! The performers were just that...they performed, and not just during the play, but before and after. A must see in London the next time you are there. You won't be disappointed.
I have walked past this place so many times without noticing it. This was an organised group visit which meant it included a talk in the actual old operating theatre and a ‘bodysnatchers’ walk in the area afterwards. Hats off to both our guides/speakers. Their knowledge was amazing and their passion for their subject obvious.
The museum attached to the...
"Ancient cathedral commemorates Shakepeare and Harvard"
reviewed 4 days ago by Jeffry B
The Southwark Cathedral in one form or anther has been around t least since the Norman Conquest. Its ancient nonesuch chest once stored the parish records. William Shakespeare is honored in a niche, which may be the best representation we have of the Bard. John Harvard, the first major benefactor of the university that now bears his name, was baptised...
The Golden Hinde was the ship with which Sir Francis Drake challenged the King of Spain. Its amazingly small by modern standards. Unfortunately, it is now undergoing repairs but it is worth a look if you are in the area. The name "golden hinde" comes from a old English name for a female deer
"A fabulously understated, friendly, fabulous restaurant "
reviewed 2 days ago by ruachcons
4 of us had lunch at Tom Simmons. Wow! How fantastic can a table d’hote for £24 be? No better than this. From the immaculately presented and oh-so-tasty starters through the friendly and professional staff and the wonderfully subtle and clever whiskey panacotta, to the openness of Tom and his partner we had a wonderful lunch. We will be back!!
This place deserves to be on your must find list if you appreciate personal attention from the maitre'd/ owner who not only is an extroverted character but also passionate about his chef's abilities. We had exquisitely fresh salad, perfectly cooked rare tuna and buttery smooth sorbets. With only 6 tables we we're glad to get seated--a reservation might help.
If you like oysters what could be better than different types of oysters shucked to order right in front of you. Salty intense rock oysters, and my favourite salty but very sweet native oysters. There are a range of condiments on hand if you wish to add, such as shallot and vinegar, and lemon. Excellent
I came here to meet up with friends and family. Out of all the afternoon teas I had in London, this place is the best I’ve been. Excellent customer service, staff are very attentive and make you feel very comfortable. They will constantly pass by to refill your tea, sandwiches, scones, pastries. The food is incredibly cute and tasty. They...
I love my stay at this wonderfully property! Being a hotelier myself, I was very impressed by the professionalism of the front desk lady Erlanda! I had a room move and was in a hurry and slightly bad humoured, but she handled my request with care and professionalism, thank you very much! I’ll be back!
Had the most amazing afternoon chai. From amazing samosa, bhel puri, cutting chai and sweets. The hotel itself has a lot of character given the building is a conversion from a Victorian school. Chef Jo personally took care of our table! Highly recommended
This accommodation was fantastic, from the great location off Bermondsey Street to the room facilities. A great choice if you are looking for flexibility and the amenities are great if you are there for a longer stay as they have a laundry room and gym facilities.
We were here together with my partner one week ago, it is a very nice hotel, everything clean fresh, the team was polite, in a lovely localization, near the shard building, which was for us very comfortable, we really enjoyed to be there, thank you