Independent from the hustle and bustle of the city, Bermondsey has embraced the character of a garden suburb after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Although few of the buildings in this borough survived the fire, the area now boasts many stunning parks, gardens and buildings, not to mention one of the few buildings in Bermondsey that survived the fire – St Mary Magdalen Church.
After seeing the names of Peak Frean’s Biscuits, Sarson’s Vinegar, Courage Breweries and Hartleys Jam build factories in Bermondsey – providing this borough with the name and reputation of the ‘Larder of London’ – these industries have since left an impressive legacy of stunning old warehouses and industrial spaces now home to many restaurants, galleries and artists’ studios.
If you haven’t already, make sure to take a stroll down Bermondsey Street to see what one of London’s most ancient streets has to offer. From the Bermondsey Street Festival to the Bermondsey Antiques Market, this street continues to thrive. We couldn’t recommend this area enough – and we’re not just saying that because it’s our home. Check it out for yourself.
Bermondsey is full of hidden local favourites. Uncover the secrets of this trendy London district with our pick of: