Apartments in Bermondsey
About Bermondsey Rentals
While some may say that Bermondsey is an area on the rise, there is more evidence to support it has already been firmly established as a favorite place to live in London. Bermondsey rentals come in just about every variety one can imagine and not only can you find a period place to call home, there are a number of new builds and luxury developments to select from as well. Traditionally, there are the period homes and Victorian terraced sites as well as more historic Georgian and Edwardian influences from days gone by.
Anymore, though, it’s the new developments that are filled up fast in the Bermondsey rentals market. Perhaps it’s the draw of the revitalized riverfront that appeals to so many. Certainly, there are a number of rentals in this area and a number of new collective areas where busy City commuting professionals can go after work to eat, drink, or take in the riverfront. But it may be that everything is so readily available, and in walking distance that makes this a great and convenient place to live. Certainly, you can’t go far without passing a grocery, be it Tesco, Asda, or Marks & Spencer you have different locations within Bermondsey to choose from. There are also stores that cater to the more refined and organic selections and those can be found at a great moderately sized market on the weekend on Maltby Street or during the week at the specialty butcher O’Shea’s.
You won’t want for entertainment when you leave your Bermondsey apartment either. Whether your thing is art or theater there are a number of venues of each. From the Bermondsey Antiques Market, or the specialty Design Museum, to the monstrous White Cube Gallery, or the smaller ArthouseSE1, if the arts are your thing you’ll want for very little. The same could be said of the stage as there is the intimate venue of the Shortwave, Southwark Playhouse, or the Scoop at Bermondsey City Hall you can take your pick. There’s even a theatre for the kiddies in “The Unicorn Theatre” or “Pollyanna” a training theater.
But let us not forget the great draw of the Thames. Riverfront living is how we began this look at the draw Bermondsey holds for residents, and there is no shortage of new developments. While some may find the area a bit on the pricey side, for being fortunate enough to sit on your balcony and see the world famous Tower Bridge, most would say its well worth it, particularly when you consider the short commute to the business district in the heart of the City.
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Shops, Restaurants, Pubs, and Clubs
Bermondsey has a number of great restaurants, on both sides of the Thames. Starting with one of the best fine dining establishments, as voted in the London Times is Restaurant Story. Restaurant Story has a novel take on British cuisine and it’s served in the fine dining atmosphere making it a terrific place to celebrate something special. If Indian fare is more to your liking then Mala Indian Restaurant is the venue you want to check out, located on St. Katherines Way, it is an airy dockside converted warehouse with good food and an uplifting surroundings.
For those interested in Italian, then Bermondsey Street is where you want to go to enjoy the relaxed venue at Antico’s Restaurant. Open until 3:00 a.m. it’s a great spot to visit for a solid meal after a night of pub crawling. You’re other option for Italian is Strada; located on the Thames and is sure to provide a consistently well-prepared meal. For Middle Eastern cuisine you will want to check out the production kitchen of CERU Restaurant on Almond Road. The food is four-star quality and it’s a great spot for date night.
Also on Bermondsey Street is Pizarro, offering a Spanish menu they offer very popular and creative tapas. If seafood is your aim then check out Smith’s Brasserie Wapping which is on the riverfront and has moderately priced meals that are sure to satisfy. As is the Tower Bridge views at Butler’s Wharf Chop House, where all steaks are aged at least 28 days, for a substantial meal that’s a good value. Butler’s is also a good spot to visit late as they serve until 4:00 a.m.
The shopping in Bermondsey is predominately in the village heart on Bermondsey Road. You can enjoy the open air market of the Bermondsey Antique Market that is very active on weekends. But many of the shops are smaller merchants with specialty offerings. Some of the shops are Bermondsey 167 offerings designer clothes; Bermondsy Fayre, which is a unique boutique. Tin Lid is the spot for children’s clothes and there is even an upscale store for your pet at Holly & Lil, where they custom make leather collars. If you’re shopping on Bermondsey Street be sure to take your break at Fuckoffee, located in the center of the shopping district. But if a regular shopping mall is more your style then you’re just east of Surrey Quay’s mall, off the rail line.
While Bermondsey does have some open green space, there are a few dedicated areas of parklands. The Bermondsey Spa Gardens is a small urban park that offers a playscape and equipment for children needing to burn up some energy. There is Southwark Park, located on Gomm Road that has relaxing green space, a café in the park and even an art gallery. Southwark Park is the largest of Bermondsey parks and likely your best choice when looking to spend considerable time outdoors. Tanner Street Park, on Tanner offers green space when you are looking to relax outdoors. Lastly, Brimmington Park is similar to Tanner Street Park and it’s located on Culmore Road.
Bermondsey offers a number of transportation options when looking to move about London. To the West is the Rotherhithe Station where one can catch the Overground across the Thames running north and south. South Bermondsey Station offers the Southern line, or near the center of town you can catch the Jubilee line at Bermondsey Station. This station offers handicap access.