Overview

London Bridge area, encompassing parts of Southwark and the City of London, is a dynamic mix of history, culture, and modern development. Famous for its iconic bridge, vibrant market, and impressive skyline, this neighborhood offers a unique blend of the old and new, making it a pivotal and bustling hub in the heart of London.

Historical Highlights

  • The first London Bridge was a wooden structure built by the Romans around AD 50, marking the beginning of the area’s long history as a cross-Thames connection point.
  • Over the centuries, several bridges have been built and replaced, with the current London Bridge opened in 1973, standing as a symbol of the area’s resilience and adaptation.
  • Nearby, the historic Borough Market, one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, has been a site of trade since at least the 12th century.

Architectural Diversity

The London Bridge area showcases a fascinating mix of architecture, from the historic and medieval Southwark Cathedral to the modern glass and steel marvel, The Shard, which dominates the skyline. This architectural diversity reflects the area’s evolution from a medieval settlement to a contemporary urban center.

Culinary and Social Venues

Cafés and Pubs

Local favorites like The George Inn, London’s only remaining galleried coaching inn, offer a glimpse into the past, while Monmouth Coffee provides some of the best coffee in the city in a modern setting.

Dining

The area is a food lover’s paradise, with Padella serving up renowned fresh pasta and The Coal Shed known for its exceptional steak and seafood, highlighting the culinary diversity available.

Entertainment

Entertainment options are plentiful, from the storytelling at The Old Operating Theatre Museum to contemporary art exhibitions at White Cube Bermondsey.

Leisure and Sport

For leisure and sport, residents and visitors can enjoy the Thames Path for jogging and cycling, or venture to Potters Fields Park for outdoor activities with stunning views of the Thames and Tower Bridge.

Community and Shopping

Shopping opportunities blend traditional and contemporary, with Borough Market offering fresh produce and gourmet foods, while Hay’s Galleria provides a range of shops in a unique historical setting.

Green Spaces

While urban in character, the area benefits from green spaces like Potters Fields Park and the riverside walkways, offering pockets of tranquility and places to relax and enjoy outdoor activities.

Riverside Living

Riverside living is a prominent feature of the London Bridge area, with residential developments along the Thames providing stunning views and a unique urban living experience close to the water’s edge.

Evolving Landscape

The London Bridge area continues to evolve, with ongoing development projects enhancing its appeal as a residential, commercial, and cultural destination, all while preserving its rich historical heritage.

Connectivity

Tube and Rail

London Bridge Station is one of the city’s major transport hubs, offering extensive tube (Northern and Jubilee lines) and rail services, ensuring excellent connectivity to the rest of London and beyond.

Bus and Road

A network of bus routes serves the area, while the proximity to major roads makes it accessible for both public and private transport. Cycling is facilitated by bike lanes and bike-sharing schemes.

Cycling

Dedicated cycling paths, including routes along the Thames, encourage cycling as a healthy and sustainable way to explore the area and the city.

Education

Educational institutions in the area include Tower Bridge Primary School and Snowsfields Primary School, providing quality education options for families living in and around London Bridge.

The London Bridge area remains a fascinating district where history and modernity coalesce, offering residents and visitors alike a rich tapestry of experiences, from culinary delights and cultural activities to leisure and shopping, all set against the backdrop of London’s enduring history and dynamic future.

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Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
Wrapping up our time with the London Relocation team and it could not have been a better experience. From the get go, Sascha was super responsive to our initial inquiry, detailed, thorough and kind on our prelim and follow up calls, and on the viewing day Mel was amazing as well and such a great advocate for us when visiting the different units. We managed to secure the flat of our dreams and thanks to the help of the entire team who managed the go between with the leasing agent, the multi step process to rent was super smooth and clear. Never having rented in the UK before, my husband and I are certain that if left to our own devices, this would have been a challenging and painful experience and we're both so glad to have had the guidance from the entire London Relocation team the entire way through. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone and everyone, especially if you're new to renting in the UK.

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