Southwark is an area of central London, to the east of Charing Cross. Southwark sits on the south bank of the river Thames, and you can easily cross to the north via Southwark Bridge. There are many famous landmarks in Southwark, including the Millennium Bridge. This impressive footbridge was designed by the winner of a competition in 1996, and was opened in June 2000. Southwark was originally outside of the boundaries of London until 1550, when it was incorporated into the city and became known as 'The Ward of Bridge Without'. Southwark has undergone a lot of regeneration in the last decade, leading to the development of a thriving residential area with many shops, restaurants and bars. It has also become increasingly popular with businesses, and there have been major office developments rising in the area.
Setting up your business here
The influx of business into the area has led to many purpose-built office spaces. Big names such as Ernst & Young, TaxAssist Accountants and PricewaterhouseCoopers have their headquarters in Southwark. There is plenty of opportunity for networking, and some great locations to take clients. Southwark also has good transport links to the rest of London via London Bridge, and is close to the mainline station of Blackfriars. Companies looking to set up office in the area could choose the popular Tooley Street which is within walking distance of the fashionable West End.
A typical office in Southwark
Here is an example of a typical office in this area:
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Things to do in Southwark
There is much to keep you entertained in Southwark, including some of London's top tourist destinations. The Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the grand building within which Shakespeare’s plays were first performed. When the weather is good you can take a walk along the river Thames embankment, stopping to marvel the historic ship the Golden Hind. The Oxo Tower is also located close to the Thames, and the rooftop restaurant serves world-class cuisine with magnificent views of the city. If you are looking for a more casual bite to eat there are many traditional pubs and bars in the area. The Doggetts Coat and Badge is a popular gastro pub, and the Table Café is ideal for a working lunch. Foodies will also love a trip around historic Borough Market. The market is a haven for fresh produce, and moved to its current site in 1756.
- Tube lines: Jubilee, Northern
- Mainline stations: London Bridge, London Waterloo East, Blackfriars
- Nearest motorways: A201, A3200
- Nearest airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton
- Other: Southwark has a regular bus service. The 344 goes to central London and the 381 to Waterloo. Cruises across the Thames can be taken from Bankside Pier