Southwark is nestled on the South Bank of the Thames, and among its luxury riverside apartments and ultra-modern offices, are some of London’s biggest icons. This area is rich in culture, architecture and entertainment, charming millions of visitors (and residents) each year. For the best scenery, criss-cross one of the bridges that straddle the river, including London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge. All are a joy to stroll or drive over, thanks to sweeping views of the water, and the buildings that chart hundreds of years of the capital’s history. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Southwark. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Southwark.
Great location close to central London but with the lovely Camberwell on our doorstep – green Open spaces, lots of cool shops and a great vibe. Close to Peckham and East Dulwich/Herne Hill. Love the diversity of the neighbourhood. Good transport links in terms of buses.
Dislike lack of alternative public transport options close by.
Please review your development:
Our development is generally very nice and features a large courtyard with parking, a playground, communal seating and cycle storage. The design of the buildings is contemporary but classic and the balconies feel generous. The flats have good ceiling heights and lovely full height openable windows, allowing for passive ventilation. The downside of the development in my opinion is the cycle stores are not secure and therefore we have to keep our bikes inside our flat. The lift has broken down three times since we completed in June 2019. The building management have been fairly slow when responding to these issues. The biggest frustration we have had with the development is our address. The gate we use to access and dial our flat is on a street that is not in our address. The road that is on our address does not provide access to our flat which has led to parcels not being delivered, difficulties with food deliveries and such like. Further to this, the instructions on the gate are confusing and we have had problems even when post etc finds its way to the right place!
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
If I’d known about the address problems then I would have raised this issue with the developer. It seems like a relatively small issue but causes us problems most days.
If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:
The layout of our master bedroom feels ill thought out and is an awkward plan. I’d like an extra 500mm at the bottom of the bed because we can’t really even fit a headboard at the moment.