A guide to living in Borough
Located in one of the oldest parts of London, Borough has gone from an area of declining trade and factory work to of residential development and cultural explosion. Although most commonly associated with tourists, this area has a burgeoning residential population.
Surrounded in large part by the River Thames, Borough is in close proximity to many of the capital’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions including Thames Walk, the Royal Festival Hall and the Tate Modern just scratching the surface.
Borough’s most famous attraction is probably Borough Market, we have seen many Hollywood actors prancing around the market buying food in films but it really is worth a visit for yourself. Winner of many awards, this place offers some of the best global food you could dream of. For something a little different, if you are prone to nocturnal activities, the wholesale market runs from 2am to 8am and makes for some interesting viewing.
“There are high-spec riverfront developments and new-build blocks behind Borough station housing some beautiful property”
Property in this area is a mixed bag, from social housing to high value gated residential communities. There are high-spec riverfront developments and new-build blocks behind Borough station housing some beautiful property. Meanwhile, period houses and flats and converted warehouses fly the flag for more traditional housing.
It seems the cliché that there is something for everyone in this area rings true in Borough. The grand variety of leisure activities and attractions will keep even the busiest of bees busy and this area has a buzz that is difficult to replicate.
Nursery: Bright Horizons, The Arc
Primary: Charles Dickens Primary School
Secondary: Globe Academy
Eating & Drinking
Tapas Brindisa is always extremely busy, they don’t do booking so you’ll have to wait your turn but it is well worth the wait. London’s flagship tapas bar is a hub of delicious food and delirious chatter. The Boot & Flogger offers a gulp of antiquated London, the rarity of a wine bar with an affordable selection of wines also boasts a warm atmosphere and some exemplary service.
One of SE1’s many theatres; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is our favourite. With many replicas worldwide, this place is the real deal. Showcasing some of Shakespeare’s finest plays in the round, it is a blessing that the Globe was rebuilt in the 90’s!
Travelling to Borough
Being in Borough, you are basically in Central London but that’s not to say you shouldn’t use the local public transport. Two of the capital’s largest rail terminals, London Waterloo and London Bridge, are right on your doorstep and Borough station has tube services on the Northern Line.