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Southwark has been known as The Borough since the 1550s. The Cathedral precinct, Borough Market and Tooley Street are part of Southwark. Once a series of islands in the River Thames, it formed part of the Roman London Bridge. Two Roman roads met at Borough High Street. In 2004 a plaque was uncovered carrying a reference to the Roman period.
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100 Black Men of London
This museum is an interesting place to visit, as it is specifically themed around the black community of London. This however does not mean that visitors are not welcome from across the social and ethnic spectrum to visit the...
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Bankside Entertainment
The Bankside redevelopment has completely reinvigorated the area of the Thames south bank close to Southwark Bridge. The area which until recently was just derelict warehouses and abandoned housing has been overhauled and developed into a first class entertainment...
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  I've lived in Southwark for over twenty years and while the borders don't really merge a lot these days, I'm very proud to be a Londoner that lives in Southwark. I'm also a huge Millwall fan and living in Bermondsey is pride and place in my heart and life.

The area has its ups and down but there's a lot of regeneration going on and plenty of interesting places to visit from Borough Market to the Tate Modern. As soon as people get over the...
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Bramah Museum of Tea & Coffee
This little known gem of a museum situated in what was once the heart of the London tea trade, hosts evocative displays and a large array of tea and coffee vessels, which bring life to the romance of two of...
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Cafe Gallery
Located in Southwark Park, Café Gallery is a marvellous place to look at artworks, at the heart of a beautiful pastoral environment. The collection is changed on a regular basis and is made up of works by artists from...
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Cuming Museum
The Cuming Museum presents a varied and relatively general historical museum that has a great deal of pieces that have been brought together over a period of many years. There are archaeological finds on display that help to relate...
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Dilston Grove
Dilston Grove is one of the more famous areas of Southwark Park, and has been mentioned in many great works of literature and poetry throughout the years. The park is a beautiful place to spend time and is an...
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Financial Times H.Q.
This fascinating building stands on the southern bank of the River Thames and is home to one of the best known and historic newspapers in the world. The Financial Times of London has been the best selling financial newspaper...
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Fire Brigade Museum
This museum is located at the Fire Brigade Training Facility in Southwark, and has exhibits from over 300 years of firefighting history, dating back to the Great Fire of London. The museum also has a shop, where various firefighting souvenirs...
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George Inn
Located close to the River Thames in Southwark, the George Inn is owned and maintained by the National Trust and is the last galleried inn to remain in the capital. The beautiful 17th Century property is mentioned by Charles...
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Holy Family
This fine sculpture was designed by prominent sculptor and artist Kenneth Hughes. It represents an interesting modern artistic interpretation of a classical view of the holy family. Southwark Cathedral has always prided itself on being a forward thinking...
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Local Studies Library
Southwark Local Studies Library carries an extensive collection of materials and documents that relate to the long and illustrious history of this area of London. There are over 20,000 photographs and prints on display, providing a visual record of...
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London Dungeon, The
In February 2013, the London Dungeon moved to a new location in the County Hall next to the London Eye and close to the Houses of Parliament.Click here to visit the New London Dungeon.
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Menier Gallery
The Menier Art Gallery is based within the former Menier Chocolate factory at the centre of Southwark. The gallery is open to the public and offers a large collection of artistic works from across the world. The gallery...
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Menier Theatre
The Menier Theatre is also known as the Chocolate Factory, because the building was completed in the 1870s for the purpose of making chocolate. The building now holds the Menier Theatre, as well as a gallery, restaurant, and rehearsal space....
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Novas Bankside Gallery
The London Bankside Novas Gallery opened in 2007 as part of the cultural quarter of this riverside area of Southwark. Once the site was an office block and has been completely overhauled in order to house a beautiful art...
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Old Operating Theatre Museum
Hidden in the roof of a church, a 300-year-old herb garret houses the only surviving 19th century operating theatre, complete with wooden operating table and observation stands, from which spectators witnessed surgery performed without anaesthesia or antiseptics. The garret was...
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Our Lady of La Salette and St Joseph Church
The Church of La Salette and Saint Joseph is the second church in the area dedicated to La Salette, the first being the church of La Salette and Saint Patrick, which opened in 1848. This church had to be moved...
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Paintings In Hospitals
This charitable trust was opened in 1959, and holds a collection today of over four thousand works of art by modern British and contemporary artists. It brings together a fine collection of paintings that have been donated to the...
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was rebuilt under the guidance of Sam Wanamaker, and is a fairly accurate reproduction of the original Globe Theatre which was built in Elizabethan times nearby. The original Globe Theatre was burnt to the ground in 1613...
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Shard Viewing Platform, The
The Shard is the tallest viewing platform in Europe featuring 3 viewing levels and a maximum height of 244 metres. The viewing platforms give visitors around a 40 mile horizon in good weather from the Thames Estuary to the Suffolk...
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Southwark Cathedral
London’s oldest Gothic Church building including historic links with Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre and US University benefactor, John Harvard. The cathedral contains a wealth of interesting memorials. Visitors can view an archaeological chamber with remains of a roman road,...
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Southwark Cathedral Churchyard
Southwark Cathedral Churchyard is a place of great tranquillity and calm surrounded by the manic streets of Southwark and the Borough. For many centuries this has been a place of escape for the local people, a place they can...
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Southwark Playhouse
The Southwark Playhouse is one of the more recent theatres to open in London, having been founded in 1993. The building itself is a converted Victorian coffee and tea warehouse. The theatre has rapidly established itself as a leading studio...
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St George The Martyr Borough
St George the Martyr is one of the oldest parishes in the area, having been founded as far back as the 12th Century. It is probably the first church in London to be named after St George. The current church...
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St George’s Cathedral
The original Cathedral on the site was completed in 1848, and was designed by A.W.N Pugin. However, it was not until two years later, when the English Hierarchy was restored, that St George’s was known as a cathedral. Until Westminster...
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St George’s Circus
It was originally planned as the centre of a grand Regency townscape, but all that now remains of St George’s Circus is the stone obelisk in the middle of roundabout. The obelisk is made of Portland Stone, and was built...
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St Matthew’s at the Elephant
St Matthew’s at the Elephant is an Anglican church, and was rebuilt in 1993. As part of a multiracial community, the church acts as both a place of worship and a community centre, and encourages people of all races and...
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Sunray Gardens
The former water gardens of the Casina Villa are now a city park. The Villa was built by John Nash in 1796 for the lawyer, Richard Shaw, who made his fortune from the long trial of Warren Hastings, the Governor-General...
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Established in 2000, Vinopolis is a combination of restaurant, tourist attraction, wine producer and corporate venue. The main attraction is the wine tour which encompasses wine from both old and new world countries, and has expanded to include beer and...
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Winchester Palace
This scheduled ancient monument is managed by English Heritage. Winchester Palace would once have towered above the River Thames on the south bank in Southwark, a 13th Century residence for local landowner Henry of Blois. The palace remained...
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