The SpaceThis apartment is brand new. It has been decorated and furnished at the highest standard to give our guests a luxurious experience! The location is amazing due to the many restaurants and shops on the river side, just few minutes walk from the apartment. The convenience of the transports is also not to be underestimated. If you land in Gatwick you can be at the apartment in just about half an hour!
The fireplace listed is gas. It's a lovely feature that adds more warmth to the winter days in!
The amazing area of Shad Thames is just opposite the building door, taking a little side street you will find yourself in the magnificent cobbled streets full of character and restaurants!
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Bus routes at the doorstep take you to both Central London and South East London for convenient rides to the underground station if you don't fancy walking 10 minutes. London Bridge station on one side Bermondsey station on the other side are both under 10 min walk. Interaction with GuestsThe apartment is cleaned and prepared for your arrival. After check in the apartment is on self service basis, however we are always available on the phone or email to give you support in case of any question or troubles. We inspect the property on your departure to make sure all has been left in good order. The NeighborhoodClose toTower Bridge and Tower of London, convenient to underground lines Jubilee and Northern. Other Things to NoteINTRODUCING BOROUGH
The immediate surrounding to Tooley Street
Tooley Street is located in one of the nicest areas of London, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The apartment in itself is located directly opposite Shad Thames, famous for it’s charming cobbled streets and wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Moreover it is located between two famous markets: Borough Market and Maltby Street Market, two lovely destinations for food and wine lovers. This street is few minutes far from lots of London attractions: Tower of London, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Rose Theatre, Design Museum, Millennium Bridge.
Below we have listed for you a few names of pubs and restaurants we recommend in the surroundings of Tooley Street and in the borough of Southwark:
The Barrowboy & Banker, a traditional gastropub, 6-8 Borough High Street, London SE19QQ Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Globe Tavern, lovely old pub with a good selection of beers, located right in the middle of Borough Market where “Bridget Jones” was filmed, 8 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Woolpack, an independent public house that serves freshly cooked seasonal British food, 98 Bermondsey St, London Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Garrison, is the only inn with balcony remained in London: Shakespeare, Pepys e Dickens were his customers, 77 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NH Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Pommelers Rest, a nice pub where you can find ales and hearty fare, 96-198 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UN Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Draft House, a charming place where you can experience great beer and good food, as a pub but not traditional, with a different interior design, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Rabot 1745, a unique restaurant and bar, it serves dishes that draw on the best culinary traditions of the West Indies and Britain, using roasted cocoa as a subtle savoury spice, 2-4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Boro Bistro, a truly authentic slice of France in London, 6-10 Borough High Street, London SE1 9QQ Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Elliot’s Café, an excellent restaurant which serves the New British Cuisine with ingredients that come just from the Borough Market, 12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Blue Print Café, Modern European cooking is the order of the day at this restaurant, where you can eat with a spectacular view of the river, 28 Shad Thames, 1st floor Design Museum, London SE1 2YD Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Oblix at the Shard, if you are looking for a sophisticated location and an amazing view of London. It serves urban casual dining with a renowned menu, 32nd floor The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The Cat & Cucumber, this café is a Bermondsey institution. The format is one of strict order: one must approach the counter, order quickly from the vast menu and then find a seat, mindful all the while not to lose your numbered ticket, 182 Tower Bridge Road, London 2AD SE1 Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Bermondsey Street Coffee, it pays attention to who has some kind of intolerance, in fact you can find gluten free snacks, organic and almond milk, 163-167 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
The apartment is halfway between two markets. Just a few minutes walk turning left in Tooley St outside the apartment towards London Bridge, you can reach Borough Market, under the railway bridge and next to Southwark Church. It’s a lovely market, open all day from Thursday to Saturday, and just for lunch from Monday to Wednesday, where you can find every kind of food you can think of.
To reach Maltby Street Market turn right outside the apartment and go ahead until the end of Tooley St, then turn right into Tanner St, you will find the market nestled between the railway arches. It’s open just on Saturday and has a huge gastronomic offer.
There are three supermarkets a few minutes away from Tooley Street: two Tesco and one Mark & Spencer, the closest are located in the same street of the apartment, towards London Bridge; the other one is besides Tower Bridge, just on the right side. They are open late every day. A little bit far away from the apartment there is a larger supermarket, Sainsbury’s, in Bermondsey Square, almost 10 minutes walk. There are also OFF LICENCE stores selling alcohol and tobacco in the area, the closest one is just in front of the apartment.
Museums and Monuments
Few minutes away from Tooley Street you can reach the riverside, starting from Shad Thames, then the Queen’s walk and Bankside, where attractions range from the Design Museum and the Tate Modern, next to the Millennium Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, the Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s tallest building, The Shard, and obviously Tower Bridge. Away from the river to the South you can reach lots of other attractions: the Clink Prison Museum, the Fashion and Textile Museum and the Old Operating Theatre, with a show of the surgical techniques of the Victorian era.
Instead crossing Tower Bridge to north you can reach Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, knows as Tower of London, a historic castle used in different ways starting to the medieval age.
There is a theatre very close to the apartment, just two minutes away towards London Bridge, the Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
There are two car parks close to the Tooley Street:
Q-Park Batlers Wharf – 46-50 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY, Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Union Car Parks – 70-78 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 3QU, Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Open Mon-Fri 6:30 – 19:00; Sat 9:00 – 17:00; Sun closed
There is a lovely green space not far from the apartment with great view of the River Thames and the London skyline, it is the Potters Fields Park.
If you go along towards the end of Tooley Street, when the road becomes Jamaica Road, you can reach Southwark Park which hosts tennis courts, a boating lake, some cafés, an art gallery and many wonderful gardens.
The closest underground stations are London Bridge, on the Northern and the Jubilee lines, and Bermondsey on the Jubilee Line. These two stations are almost equidistant both at opposite directions of each other on the same straight line of Tooley Street.
Also Monument and Tower Hill, on the District and the Circle lines, are not so far.
Southwark is also served by National Rail Service to London Bridge Station. Bus routes which run centrally from London Bridge are following:
141 - from London Bridge to Palmers Green through City of London and Shoreditch
133 - from Streatham to Liverpool Street through Brixton, Lambeth, City of London
43 - from London Bridge to Friern Barnet through City of London and Islington
21 - from Newington Green to Lewisham through Walworth, City of London and Shoreditch
RV1 - from Tower Gateway to Covent Garden through Waterloo, Southwark and Tower Bridge
381 – directly outside the apartment goes towards Waterloo passing by London Bridge and towards Bermondsey. This is convenient if you want to jump on the bus to reach either underground stations in less than 5 minutes.
The area has lots of docking stations for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme, the closest one is in the same street of the apartment, just in front of Potters Fields Park.