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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“awesome and artsy by day - brimming and bustling by night. With its cafes, shops, galleries, bars and entertainment, this is the place to be. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
“Another lesser-known food market. Open on weekends, serving excellent nibbles and drinks.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Lovely modernist building, great modern art exhibitions, good level of quality, also perfect to combine with nearby Maltby St Market, which is a short walk. Some nice shops, pubs and eateries on Bermondsey St too. Nearest station London Bridge”
  • 114 locals recommend
“This isn't really a secret any more but if you go at the right time you can have a meal or a drink with an amazing view over the river and the centre of London with all its skyscrapers from the decking out the back. It's in Rotherhithe which is a historic storage yard area and right around the pub are some characterful Victorian buildings which are quite evocative. Best way to get there is to go to Canada Water on the Jubilee Line and it's a 5 min walk. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Find a tiny corner spot with stools and tiled bar, classic Spanish tapas, grilled dishes, fine wines and sherries.”
  • 81 locals recommend
“A New York inspired brasserie and late night cocktail bar, serving the creative neighbourhood on Bermondsey street since 2006.”
  • 79 locals recommend
“Great food and drinks, lovely decor and atmosphere, 1min walk from the flat.”
  • 77 locals recommend
“A large park for walking, running and enjoying the view, watching the day go by.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Vibrant series of great restaurants and trendy bars in the shadow of Tower Bridge south of the river”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Shop at Bermondsey Farmers’ Market every Saturday for tasty, fresh, local farmers produce; locally made food and groceries. Set in Bermondsey Square, Bermondsey Farmers Market brims with quality fresh made, sustainable and organic produce. Including award winning producers serving unique dairy, wheat, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian sweet and savoury foods. Fresh bread and baked goods. Seasonal fruits/ vegetables/ juices, meat and dairy products straight from the farmer. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Fashion and Textile Museum is a contemporary fashion museum, 2 min walk from the flat. Founded by British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, the museum is part of the Newham College of Further Education – one of Europe's largest further education colleges.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“A hidden spot under the railway arches that serves small producer wine with a daily changing, seasonal menu of absolutely outstanding food. Open Wednesday to Saturday and well worth squeezing into whatever spot is available.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“After joining the makeover of Bermondsey Street in 2011 with a sherry and tapas bar, José Pizarro opened his second London venture just a few doors away. Serving snacks, cheese and cold cuts at the front, Pizarro is a roomy, stylish restaurant at the rear, designed to offer a fine dining experience with a Spanish accent. A sound selection of seasonal starters and mains is enhanced with meticulously-sourced ingredients handled by the chef’s creativity. The wine list spans a wide range of prices and qualities.”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“Learn about the Brunel family and their engineering feats at the Brunel Museum which also does boat tours, walking tours and concerts.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“one of Bemrondsey's best kept secrets. Very enjoyable location, very enjoyable staff and programme! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Intimate, art deco-style hideaway spotlighting original craft cocktails and live jazz music.”
  • 50 locals recommend