London Bridge is one of London’s most historic neighborhoods. Located on the south bank of the Thames in Southwark, London Bridge itself connects the City of London and Southwark, in central London.
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. Living in London Bridge provides heritage, unique properties, stellar attractions, and transport links. The area is regularly cited as one of the best places to live in London. To find out more on what living in London Bridge has to offer, check out our area guide below.
London is regularly cited as one of the UK’s best cities for employment opportunities. The capital is home to many large and international companies, many with their headquarters here. Two locations that command the highest salaries in London are of course The City and Canary Wharf, both of which are finance hubs. London Bridge is located within five minutes of both areas, as well as many other employment hubs in central London.
Despite its touristy nature, London Bridge also benefits from strong local employment. There are many companies based within the Borough of Southwark, in which London Bridge is situated. Some of the biggest names include BMI Healthcare, London Mint Office, Kaplan Financial and Toni& Guy.
Despite being in Central London, London Bridge benefits from ready access to some beautiful parks and landscapes. Nature is never hard to come by in this part of the capital. Living in London Bridge means you are just a stone’s through away from Potters Field Park where "Every blade of grass is worth its weight in gold". Here you’ll find spacious lawns, quiet walkways and colourful gardens offering spectacular views over London. Other popular green spaces nearby include the Red Cross Garden which boasts a rose arbour and Guy Street Park which provides a playground, sports court & view of The Shard.
Living in London Bridge means you benefit from excellent shopping facilities. The area is a popular spot for tourists and so many retailers are present in the area to feed the demand. One of the most popular shopping locations in London Bridge is Hay’s Galleria, a sophisticated riverside hub with many independent shops and dining venues. The area is also home to the famous Borough Market, providing local artisan produce from Wednesday-Saturday.
London Bridge is a popular tourist area meaning it benefits from a plethora of attractions. 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. The Tower of London, City Hall, museum ship HMS Belfast and popular food festival area 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.
Numerous museums are in the area, including the Fashion and Textile Museum, Old Operating Theatre. Another attraction popular with tourists is the London Bridge Experience which provides a terrifying journey into the area’s bloody history. For something a little less gory, historic Borough Market and Shakespeare’s Globe are also within easy reach.
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 higher 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.
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 Lon-don 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.
If you are thinking about moving to London Bridge or have a London Bridge property to either rent or sell, get in contact with Hastings International. We are specialists in London Bridge property with exceptional market knowledge.
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.