Borough, London Bridge & Tower Bridge

Borough is located on the fashionable  South Bank of the river Thames within a short walk of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern Art Gallery.  Borough was once the only borough (neighbourhood) outside the City of London….hence the name. Due to its prime river-side location and it’s short distance to London Bridge it became a thriving and busy trading area. The energy, the hustle and the bustle, the wheeling and dealing continue to this day, giving this ever popular part of London an exciting and vibrant atmosphere.  We can offer you numerous serviced apartments London Bridge, Tower Bridge and beyond.

The market here is famous and worth a visit. It truly is a foodies’ paradise, with food produce of all kinds at hand to tempt. Many of the areas very best eateries are to be found inside the market itself, but take the time to explore the environs outside. There are many hidden gems to be found.  Other markets in the surrounding areas are also worth a visit.  Bermondsey Antique Market in the fashionable Bermondsey Village is one such.

Ideally placed for access to the West End and the City, there are four underground stations: Southwark, Borough, London Bridge and Mansion House on the Jubilee, Northern, District and Circle lines. Frequent bus services and a regular river boat to Greenwhich, Canary Wharf or Westminster. Serviced apartments London are plentiful here due to the convenient transport links.

Borough is a real neighbourhood stuffed with history and culture and retains that fabulously busy, marketing way of life that has been its calling since Roman times. An exciting mix of the old and the new, loved by locals and visitors alike.

Surely Tower Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world? If you’re lucky enough to be located on the wonderful South Bank of the River Thames you will be within walking distance of the bridge itself, which takes its name from The Tower of London. It is not to be confused with London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream and is the one that was “falling down,” as the famous nursery rhyme tells us.  Tower Bridge is raised around a thousand times a year and 24 hours notice is required to open it. There is no charge for vessels. It is still a busy crossing of the Thames,  crossed by thousands of pedestrians, runners, cyclists and cars every day. It is one of the most iconic symbols of London and instantly recognizable,  but that certainly is not the only reason that this area is so interesting, convenient and seeped in history.

Ideally placed for access to the West End and the City, there are two significant mainline stations here, namely Waterloo and London Bridge.  Trains run to and from Gatwick and Luton Airports from London Bridge Station.  There are also frequent bus services and a regular river boat to Greenwhich, Canary Wharf or Westminster.  Convenient travel links make this on obvious choice to rent serviced apartments London.

Locally there are excellent restaurants and bars around the well known Butlers Wharf and a little further on you have the renowned Vinopolis and Borough Market for food and wine. There are some of London’s best theatres south of the river,  including the National Theatre, the National Film Theatre, the Old Vic, the Young Vic and the Meunier Chocolate Factory and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.  Together with the South Bank Centre and Tate Modern this is now the premier London location for arts and entertainment.

Other prime attractions are the Millennium Bridge to St.Paul’s Cathedral, HMS Belfast, Bermondsey Antique Market, Tower Bridge and the Imperial War Museum. Wander through Dickensian London to Southwark Cathedral and pop in to the Florence Nightingale Museum or The Fashion & Textile Museum.