Living & Property In London Bridge
The area of London Bridge spans the southern bank of the River Thames between the iconic London Bridge, from which it takes its name, and Tower Bridge. London Bridge itself connects the City of London and Southwark, in central London. To its south are Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge tube station which provides access to the Northern and Jubilee lines; to the north side is the Monument to the Great Fire of London and Monument tube station. The London Bridge National Rail station is also close by.
Formerly known as the Pool of London, London Bridge is in the heart of commuter-land, making it very easy to get across the city. Its diverse mix of old and new has led to the area becoming an increasingly popular place for people to live, with a London Bridge apartment being particularly desirable.
Despite being perfectly-placed in the heart of London, it’s more than just a base for people to get to and from work easily – it also offers a variety of attractions, a vibrant social scene, and a stunning array of properties. The Tower of London, City Hall, the HMS Belfast and Potter's Field are all situated here, along with other local landmarks such as the London Bridge Experience and Tombs, the Clink Museum, the London Dungeon and the replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hinde.
The most famous landmark of them all, of course, is London Bridge itself. The bridge was originally the only crossing over the Thames and its origin can be traced back to the Roman occupation of England in the first century. Despite surviving the Great Fire of London in 1666, London Bridge has been re-constructed (and re-located – the 1831 version was transported stone-by-stone to Lake Havasu in Arizona, USA) on many an occasion, yet it still stands proudly as one of the capital’s most significant landmarks.
Things to do in London Bridge
In terms of night time entertainment there’s plenty going on so it’s easy to see why young people, couples and professionals are drawn to the borough. Down Borough High Street and around the station there are countless theatres, bars and restaurants – the more high class of which are just a few minutes’ walk away at the delightful Hays Galleria. More great food is to be had at The Cut – a quaint little street – and of course there’s always a boat journey or walk along the river to while the hours away, not forgetting to stop off for a visit to the Tate Modern.
London Bridge Property
We offer a large variety of London Bridge properties – from the affordable apartments and Victorian properties inland to the sophisticated Victorian and Georgian Warehouse developments along the river such as those at Shad Thames. These can be found close to the Bridge and offer loft-style living with an unmatched view of the city and river.
The lofts take the form of tall, magnificent clusters – filled with some of the finest flats to rent in London Bridge – and are the perfect base for professionals who work nearby in the City or Canary Wharf. They retain their original characteristics of brickwork and winches and are named after the commodities which were originally stored in them such as Cayenne Court and Tea Trade Wharf.
To find out more about what this area has to offer, plus the wide range of London Bridge property available, feel free to contact our London Bridge estate agents office on 020 7378 9000.