In the heart of Southwark, minutes from London Bridge station and Tower Bridge, Borough embodies central London living at its best. The area gets its name from a time when it was the only borough outside the City of London.
Beyond the jurisdiction of the City authorities, in the 16th and 17th centuries the area was a playground famed for its inns, theatres and the notorious Southwark Fair which was shut down in 1762 after being deemed too debauched.
It retains enormous character in many of its buildings, streets and shops, and a great mix of cultural opportunities remain. There are famous theatres, you’re never more than a brisk walk away from wonderful pubs dating back to medieval times, and it’s home to Borough Market, the Tate Modern and Europe’s tallest building, The Shard.
The added appeal of Borough to those living or working in the area is the proximity to London Bridge and Waterloo. The area has a diverse population, with a large creative community, City workers and long time residents all coexisting, attracted by the wide range of properties available.
Borough thrives as a riverside location that mixes tourist attractions, dramatic new architecture and quaint cobbled streets, and that can lay claim to being one of the city’s most exciting places to live.