SE16 London postcode: Residents rate their streets

Waterside apartments in the SE16 London postcode

What is SE16, London really like? What do the locals think about it? HomeViews Streets gathers reviews and comments from people living and working in postcodes around the capital. We break down their thoughts into different categories so you can be sure if SE16 is (or isn’t!) for you. How long does it take to walk to the nearest station? Are the restaurants any good? What about the parks – are they safe for kids and pets? Get the insider knowledge you need.

What area is SE16 in London?

SE16 extends across Rotherhithe, Bermondsey (part), and Surrey Quays in South East London. The postcode area is run by the Southwark and Lewisham local authorities.

What zone is SE16 in?

The SE16 postcode sits within London Zone 2. The area is bordered by the Thames to the north, while SE14 (New Cross) and SE15 (Nunhead and Peckham) lie to the south. To the east is SE8 (Deptford) and to the west, SE1 (Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark and Waterloo).

Is SE16 a great place to live?

HomeViews Streets reviewers know the answer and are ready to share the good (or bad!) aspects about working and living in SE16, down to street level. They score several important categories out of five and share thoughtful details about their experiences – from whether the community is welcoming to what the nightlife is like.

So, is SE16 your dream location? Check out the reviews below to gather intel or click through to see more reviews for that area. Want to see everything on the site? Just write a review of your own street!

SE16, London residents review their streets

“Quiet area with a good sense of community”

Dockside apartments in the SE16 London postcode
Dockside apartments on Rope Street in the SE16 postcode

HomeViews Area Guides

See also our area guides on related areas below for more information and more HomeViews ratings. These pages include the top-rated new developments in the area and detailed reviews by residents.

South East London

South East London
South East London stretches from SE1 down to SE20, encompassing the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark. Such a huge slice of the capital naturally has lots of different guises and offerings; from out-of-this-world dining scenes to riverside living and everything Read more about South East London ?>
4.42
Average Location Score

Excellent

56%

Very Good

33%

Average

9%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

1%

Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe
Once a collection of abandoned docks, Rotherhithe has blossomed into a thriving neighbourhood with more than just a riverside location to shout about. Although it is worth a special mention. Buy or rent in Rotherhithe and you’ll look across the water to London landmarks Read more about Rotherhithe ?>
4.44
Average Location Score

Excellent

60%

Very Good

30%

Average

8%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

2%

Deptford

Deptford
If you haven’t yet heard of Deptford, chances are you will very soon. Artists, students, first-time buyers and lifelong Londoners; they gather in this exciting district, which has become as cool and sought-after as places like Peckham and Hackney. Read on to discover developments Read more about Deptford ?>
4.38
Average Location Score

Excellent

48%

Very Good

40%

Average

10%

Disappointing

1%

Very Poor

0%

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