3 star classic hotel
159 Tower Bridge Rd, London Bridge, SE1 3LPShow on map
Recently refurbished, Premier Inn London Tower Bridge offers good quality budget accommodation. It is on the South Bank of the River Thames on the approach road to Tower Bridge. Tower Hill tube station,... Read More »
37 Tanner Street, SE1, London Bridge, SE1 3LFShow on map
These serviced apartments in a Grade II listed warehouse conversion are just off Tower Bridge Road, in South East London. London Bridge mainline railway station and Underground station, serving the Jubilee... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, SE1 3UNShow on map
"A very chic, vibrant and certainly modern boutique hotel" The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a 60 room, 4 star boutique hotel which is located in Bermondsey, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the... Read More »
190 Bermondsey Street, SE1, Southwark, SE1 3TQShow on map
Think Bermondsey Street is a stylish 90 room, serviced apartment block which is situated in Southwark, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the... Read More »
7 Leathermarket Street, London Bridge, SE1 2RUShow on map
Hotel Information These newly-built serviced apartments are 0.4 miles from London Bridge rail and tube stations, which are in Travelcard Zone 1. London Bridge Underground station is served by the following... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
St Katherines' Way, Tower Hill, E1W 1LDShow on map
Tower Hotel, on the bank of the River Thames next to Tower Bridge, is convenient for the financial and commercial areas of the City and Docklands as well as the bright lights of the West End. The hotel is 0.4... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
194 - 202, Old Kent Road, Southwark, SE1 5TYShow on map
The Eurotraveller Tower Bridge Hotel is a 50 room, 3 star hotel based in Bermondsey, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Eurotraveller Tower... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London Bridge, SE1 2BYShow on map
The Hilton Tower Bridge is a 245 room, 4 star hotel based in Southwark, South East London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground System. The closest tube station to the Hilton Tower Bridge is London Bridge.... Read More »
203 Long Lane, SE1, Southwark, SE1 4TQShow on map
Think London Bridge is a modern development of apartments suitable for short stays in London. Borough is the nearest Underground station, 0.7 miles away, on the Northern Line (Bank branch) between London... Read More »
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The increasingly trendy Bermondsey area of London lies in the southeast, just down river of Borough and close to Rotherhithe. Lying so close to Borough, one of the oldest areas of London, Bermondsey is a very historic area, mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it was famed for having an abbey. The Knights Templar also owned land in Bermondsey and since the area has been gentrified several times over. After the Great fire of London it was turned into a pleasure garden and it later became a fashionable spa district, although by the 19th century, overcrowding and immigrant housing meant that the area had become rife with squalid Dickensian slums, quite literally as Dickens mentioned the particularly poverty stricken area around St Saviour's Dock in Oliver Twist. The area was also heavily built up in the industrial era, however, many London has a habit of turning once dilapidated corners into expensive upmarket districts and since the 1980s, Bermondsey has become very fashionable, with a mixture of chic, warehouse-conversion flats, museums, shops, galleries and restaurants, including the famed Pont De La Tour restaurant, where Bill Clinton and Tony Blair had a historic meeting in 1997.
There's a great deal to see in the area, so you'll be kept busy throughout your stay if you choose accommodation here. You can head to the Design Museum, or the bright yellow Fashion and Textiles Museum, for some inspiration; peruse the modern art at White Cube Bermondsey; experience the horrors of war almost first hand with a chilling installation; and you can gawp at the peculiar head-lamp shaped City Hall building where the London mayor works, and pop into the art gallery at the base. For those who want to take in some of London's history, you can visit Tower Bridge, just a ten minute walk from Bermondsey and the museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the history of London's most notable landmark, and St Mary Magdalen Church is a rare, surviving building from the 17th century.
Bermondsey is also home to the independent Shortwave Cinema and Shunt Vaults for some unique entertainment, and Southwark Playhouse is just a ten minute walk away, as is The London Dungeon, a grim and at times scarily realistic look at London's past. Bermondsey is also filled with tempting places to buy food and some engrossing markets. From the Ginger Pig butchers, considered to be the finest in London, to Borough Market's many mouthwatering stalls, to Maltby Street Market's more laid back style and the Bermondsey Antiques Market, you won't be short of souvenirs or treats for yourself.
Bermondsey Restaurants and pubs are also highly regarded by locals who want to keep them a secret and out of towners who want to experience the best of the area. Equal parts chic and cosy, pubs such as The Garrison Public House and The Anchor Tap are very popular and get busy on the weekends, but it is definitely worth fighting your way to the bar. Greek restaurant More, Magdalen's Cafe and Malay restaurant Champor Champor are just a few of the delectable places to grab a bite in the area, if you can't afford La Pont De La Tour that is.
Bermondsey tube station sits on the Jubilee line, which provides a direct link to Waterloo Rail Station for links to other parts of the UK. However it is possible to walk to London Bridge tube station from the area, where you can catch the Northern Line to King's Cross, for travel by Eurostar. Hotels in the area can be very reasonable, although there are some very chic hotels if you want to splash out. With great links to central London and a fantastic range of sights, landmarks and activities, Bermondsey has definitely hoisted itself out of the slums, to become an extremely attractive place to visit.