The London borough of Southwark comprises some of the most iconic monuments in London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and London Bridge. Including the Vauxhall area, which is currently undergoing a major renovation, the SE1 postcode is a highly sought after by property investors from all over the world.
One of the area’s main attractions is the famous Borough Market, which is open from Thursday to Saturday. Always buzzing, many Londoners spend their Saturdays there, browsing the specialty food stalls, stocking up on organic produce and sipping on pints of ale.
Vauxhall is well known for its lively gay and lesbian scene. With theatres such as Above The Stag, putting on LGBT-friendly plays and musicals, and late-night clubs, the area is always bursting with an eclectic crowd. In addition, it sees a lot of pop-up restaurants by young up-and-coming talent. With cheaper than average rental prices for venues, young culinary geniuses can test out their new creations to an adventurous market.
Bermondsey is very popular among young professionals, given its great transport connections to the rest of London, and its proximity to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and The City of London. In addition, the area is full of great restaurants, busy gastropubs and lively food markets like Maltby Street – a calmer alternative to the busy Borough Market. And with art institutions like the White Cube opening shop right on Bermondsey Street, it’s safe to say the area has arrived.
SE1 really has a lot to offer. The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, British Film Institute (BFI), Tate Modern, festivals, food stalls… it’s a never ending hub of cultural activities.