Like the perfect pot of afternoon tea, Southwark has been culturally steeping for centuries. The neighborhood is home to many of the city’s iconic landmarks—London’s most famous bridges, buildings, and museums are located in Southwark. Crisscross the Thames via the Tower, Millennium, or London bridges and be rewarded with panoramic views of history abutting modernity—Southwark boasts Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern museum, London’s famous Borough market, and myriad pubs and restaurants.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Layers of London's Legends Old and New
Want to stay somewhere just minutes to London's famous farmer's market, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and London's bustling arts complex on the South Bank? No sweat!"
Iconic Views on the Banks of the Thames
In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Antonio declares: ' In the south suburbs, at the Elephant [metro station], is best to lodge'. This is still true today!"
Borough Market: The Best of the Borough
[The area] is chock full of great spots for either coffee-to-go or a lovely meal."
Visited in 2012
Tate Modern: A World-Class Modern Museum
The area is very nice and safe, we got back by night, by walk, without any problem!"
Visited in 2013
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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.
Sophie Carr is a London-based freelance travel photographer who specialises in landscapes and cities. Her love of travel has taken her to many far-flung parts of the world, but home will always be London. Brought up near London, she has lived in the city for almost 20 years, and loves to explore its varied neighborhoods. She loved shooting her home city for Airbnb, and hopes her photos will encourage visitors to come to her local neighborhoods.
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