On the south bank of the River Thames, in Rotherhithe, a number of docks combine together to form what is known as Surrey Docks. The area was used as docks for almost three centuries before being converted into a residential area. The area is close to major London attractions like the Museum of London Docklands, Tower Bridge and the Imperial War Museum. The National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich are also within easy reach.
Surrey Docks is filled with office spaces and retail units that are occupied by a variety of businesses. This includes accounting & financial service professionals, charitable organisations and computer sales companies. There are training consultants and import/export firms that occupy executive suites in the area while a number of healthcare practitioners also have their clinics in and around Surrey Docks.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are entertainment venues aplenty near Surrey Docks, with every genre catered to. The massive O2 Arena, the biggest indoor venue in London, is home to the British Music Experience and IndigO2 live-music venues. There is stand-up comedy at Up the Creek while theatre lovers can head to venues like Laban, The Jellyfish Theatre or Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Eating out is as much a pleasure as entertainment with a wide selection available to suit all tastes. There is contemporary European cuisine at The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen and Simplicity while Asian food lovers can head to the Everest Inn or the Lime Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy delicious Italian at Il Bordello or try Lilly’s, which serves up modern American cuisine.
Surrey Quays and Canada Water tube stations are just a short walk from Surrey Docks while South Bermondsey and New Cross Gate railway stations are also within easy reach for those seeking mainline services. There is a strong network of buses and taxis in the area if you require Overground transportation.