Bermondsey

This central London neighborhood gives common commercialism a contemporary twist.

Bermondsey’s banks were once lined with wharves and warehouses, but the neighborhood’s riverside beginnings have evolved into stylish lofts and cutting-edge commercial spaces. Bermondsey’s Thames-adjacent real estate welcomes big wigs and sophisticates to its gamut of restaurants, boutiques, and bars that offer unmatched views of Tower Bridge. Fitting in with its avant-garde sense of derelict chic, the Fashion and Textiles Museum is located in the neighborhood, alongside antiques markets and Europe’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard.

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On the Map

Bermondsey is within LB of Southwark and bordered by Wapping, Peckham, Southwark, City of London, Walworth, Rotherhithe, and LB of Tower Hamlets

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 15 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 35 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 75 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 75 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 30 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 20 minutes on the tube

Bermondsey's Industrial Evolution

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As the riverside neighborhood that never stopped evolving, Bermondsey defines cutting-edge commercialism.

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The neighborhood overflows with chic studios, surprising spaces, and lofts that are renovated to showcase the warehouses they once were.

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Bermondsey Street, London's best kept secret - only a stones throw away from world famous foodie paradise Borough Market, Maltby Street Food Market, Bermondsey Square, London Bridge Station, Tower Bridge and The Shard. A great place to stay and sample the best of London from your doorstep!"

Bermondsey's Stylish Spaces

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Bermondsey's style extends beyond exterior facades and interior design.

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Its pubs, shops, bakeries, and markets showcase their products with flawless precision and impeccable taste.

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Ideal for anyone who wants to stay in the heart of London, close to the main attractions and the Financial District, with the comfort of knowing that a little plot of tranquillity awaits just round the corner."

Edgy Interiors Take the Edge Off

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From the outside, Bermondsey's spaces may look seductively stylish. And on the inside, they are.

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We always were taught that it's what's on the inside that counts.

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We have a weekly antiques market, a huge local antiques warehouse  and a friendly boutique coffee house, which serves the best flat whites in town! There is also an independent cinema in the local 'Bermondsey Square' that screens a range of art house and popular films daily."

Artistic Endeavors in Repurposed Ruins

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Old warehouses have never looked so chic. Bermondsey's rubble piles were renovated into some of London's finest museums, galleries, and studios. Now, a thriving artist community finds refuge in the neighborhood's former rubbish.

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Bermondsey is home to the Fashion and Textile Museum, founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes. The neighborhood not only takes note of the trends, it also influences what's on the runway.

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Bermondsey's White Cube Gallery showcases contemporary art.

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And the Design Museum showcases intuitive objects. You can spend days exploring the neighborhood's creative pursuits.

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Care to blend artistic endeavors with live performance? Watch Peter Layton blow glass at his studio in Bermondsey.

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Bring Your Dog to Bermondsey

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The neighborhood is known as a dog-friendly destination.

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Around Bermondsey

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There is still evidence of Bermondsey's industrial past.

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Steel bridges and blank buildings remind the neighborhood of its brick-and-mortar beginnings.

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Between the rusted rafters and the renovated warehouses, there isn't much space left for parks.

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When you do find a bench in a quiet place, enjoy it.

Avant-Garde and Underground

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A rebellious heart still beats underneath Bermondsey's critically-acclaimed spaces.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Daniel Burman is a professional photographer based in London. Since graduating from St. Martins School of Art, he's produced creative images for artists, musicians, and other fascinating people. His work regularly appears in places like The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Independent, and The Times.

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