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Rotherhithe is located on a small peninsula on the south bank of the River Thames, to the west of Tower Bridge and opposite the Isle of Dogs. The area was home to many shipyards from Elizabethan times up until the 1970s. An extensive area regeneration took place from the 1980s with the redevelopment of warehouses into a charming residential district. Connection to the Jubilee line and the London Overground has contributed significantly to the area’s emergence as one of the most popular residential areas.


Houses in Rotherhithe are terraced period townhouses overlooking the river as well as newly built properties. Period townhouses are of a distinctive white colour and situated on the Rotherhithe street. Such properties spread over three to four floors and benefit from patios and gardens. Homes in Rotherhithe are known for offering beautiful river views and being located on historic cobbled streets.


Rotherhithe has experienced a significant growth during the last few years and is widely regarded as an area that offers a good value for money. Rotherhithe is home to many traditional London pubs situated on the river and provides good accessibility to key business districts, thus making it appealing to young professionals. It is equally attractive for families due to a significant offering of larger properties and houses as well as due to availability of good schools nearby.


 Houses  Sale £,000 Rent £pw 
 Cottage/Mews 2/3 bedrooms  650,000  750
 Family house, 4 beds, 2 baths, garden  775,000  800
 Large family house, 5+ beds, 2 baths, garden  1,000,000 1,000 


  • Tube: The closest station is the Canada Water (Jubilee)
  • Rail: two railway stations – Canada Water and Rotherhithe. Both stations are located on the Overground’s East London Line, between Wapping and Canada Water, serving Highbury & Islington, Dalston Junction, West Croydon, Crystal Palace, New Cross and Clapham Junction
  • Bus: Routes 381, C10 as well as Night Bus route N381
  • Road: Salter Road, Rotherhithe tunnel, Surrey Quays road and Lower road
  • Airport: Gatwick can be reached from the Rotherhithe station and Clapham Junction through Southern trains. and London City Airport can be quickly accessed through DLR services


Primary Address Telephone Ofsted
St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School George Row, Bermondsey, SE16 4UP +44 (0) 20 7237 4267 Outstanding
Boutcher Church of England Primary School 93 Grange Road, SE1 3BW +44 (0) 20 7237 2149 Outstanding 
Cherry Garden School Macks Road, SE16 3XU +44 (0) 20 7237 4050 Outstanding 
St James' Church of England Primary School Old Jamaica Road, SE16 4SU +44 (0) 20 7237 3111 Good 
Riverside Primary School Janeway Street, SE16 4PS +44 (0) 20 7237 3227 Outstanding 


Secondary Address Telephone Ofsted
St Michael’s Catholic College Llewellyn St, SE16 4UN +44 (0) 20 7237 6432 Outstanding
Compass School Southwark Drummond Road, Bermondsey, SE16 2BT +44 (0) 20 3542 6506 Requires improvement
Spa School Monnow Road, SE1 5RN +44 (0) 20 7237 3714 Outstanding
Harris Academy Bermondsey 55 Southwark Park Road, SE16 3TZ +44 (0) 20 7237 9316 Outstanding


Southwark Park was opened in 1869 and stretches over 63 acres. It offers wide-open spaces, playgrounds and is widely regarded as a popular leisure destination. Rotherhithe is home to the Stave Hill Ecological park, a nature reserve and an education facility. This popular destination features beautiful grassland, woodland, scrub and wetland habitats as well as a variety of wildlife.

Another beautiful green area in is King’s Stair’s gardens. It is located to the north of Southwark Park. Its restored green hill area is a popular spot for picnics, a walk along the River Thames and offers breath-taking views of the Tower Bridge.


Event name Date
 Scandinavian Spring Street Market March
 Scandinavian Midsummer Market June 
Rotherhithe Festival July
Southwark's Fireworks Night at Southwark Park November
Scandinavian Christmas Market December


Market Day/Time
Albion Street Market Tuesday - Saturday  
Maltby Street Market Saturday - Sunday
Druid Street Market Saturday


Practice Address Telephone
Albion Street Group Practice 87 Albion Street, SE16 7JX +44 (0) 20 3049 7120
Bermondsey Spa Medical PracticeSpa Medical Centre  50 Old Jamaica Road, SE16 4BN +44 (0) 20 3049 8910
Travel Clinic Bermondsey - CityDoc 182 Jamaica Road, SE16 4RT +44 (0) 20 3811 4416
New Mill Street Surgery 1 Wolseley Street, SE1 2BP +44 (0) 20 7252 1817