The smoke and clamour of the old docks, factories and riverside warehouses may be long gone, but Bermondsey still retains a distinct air of Dickensian energy and enterprise. It’s a vibe that can be detected in the wonderful artisan food shops that line Bermondsey Street and the wonder experienced when walking into one of the area’s many art and design galleries. The extension of the Jubilee Line Underground from the West End to Southeast/East London has contributed massively to the neighbourhood’s renewal, with increased accessibility making Bermondsey an attractive place for City professionals. A 1 minute walk from Kings College London (Guys campus) and just 16 mins by train to Kings College and 22 minutes by train to the London School of Economics make the location a convenient option, particularly with overseas students.
Known for its cool warehouse conversions, new property developments like London Square Bermondsey have flourished as a result of the area’s transformation. With property developers making imaginative use of former factories and other heritage sites, Bermondsey was recently touted by the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in London.
A perfect combination of old meets new
London Square Bermondsey offers urban chic, luxurious living and an easy commute, all in one convenient Tube Zone 2 location. Built on the site of a former well-known food manufacturer, its one, two and three bedroom apartments look out onto one of the world’s most iconic skylines with views of The Shard, Canary Wharf and the London Eye. Although many on-site comforts are available, such as gym, landscaped courtyards and a 24-hour concierge, residents will be drawn to the unmistakable South London cool of the surrounding streets.
The capital of craft beer
The general rule is that the closer to Tower Bridge and the River Thames you go, the more upscale the amenities become. London Square Bermondsey is right next to Tower Bridge Road and established riverside restaurants like Pont de la Tour and Blueprint Café are just a short walk away – however, move south and east along Druid and Enid streets and things start to get a bit funkier. Here, you will find yourself immersed in the “Beer Mile”, a cluster of microbreweries plus a distillery that offer craft ale, artisan gin and gastropub-level food: a piece of advice – don’t try to do the whole mile in one go! Bermondsey is well served by a number of excellent independent restaurants. Spanish tapas, French bistro fare and good old English pie and mash are all represented in the form of Jose, Casse-Croute and M Manze, respectively. All of them can rely on nearby Maltby Street and Borough Markets for a steady supply of fresh artisan produce.
Cultured and cutting-edge
Do art galleries and craft beer go well together? Well in Bermondsey they do and the White Cube Gallery has quickly become a local institution as well as a global brand. Together with its sister venue in Hong Kong, White Cube offers space to cutting-edge contemporary artists and their massively influential exhibitions. Other galleries, together with the nearby Fashion and Textile Museum are helping Bermondsey become one of London’s major cultural hotspots.
Convenient travel connections
Transport connections in Bermondsey are simple and straightforward. The Jubilee Line runs from Bermondsey Underground Station eastwards to Canary Wharf, London City Airport and Stratford and westwards to the City (London Bridge) and the West End. Most of the Square Mile is within walking distance and morning jog along the Southbank can be completed in half an hour. It’s a run that will follow the footsteps of legends. The cobblestones of Shad Thames inspired the tale of Oliver Twist, the Tower of London has stood for over a millennium and the Globe Theatre gave the world William Shakespeare. All this art and life is right on Bermondsey’s continually thriving doorstep.
For a glimpse of life at the London Square Bermondsey property development, take a look.
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