Life around Bankside House

Please note that these listings do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Sainsbury’s Local - supermarket
116-126 Borough High St,

Tesco Express - supermarket
34 Long Lane,

Borough Market - market stalls
First choice for food, it is stocked full of artisan food products and street food of every cuisine. This is a great place for high quality fresh produce and excellent wine traders. Find Borough market next to Borough station/opposite London Bridge station.
Visit: Borough Market

Other shopping
For general shops and services try Borough High Street, Southwark Street and the area around London Bridge. All are within a short walk from the hall. 

Try Gabriel’s Wharf for an independent design and craft led shopping experience. Visit: Coin Street community builders

Walk across the road to  the Tate Modern shop for a range of unusual gifts: Tate Modern


City Pharmacy
39-41 Borough High Street,
London, SE1 1LZ
Visit: City Pharmacy - NHS Choices

Post Office

The closest post office is on Blackfriars Road. To find alternatives use our postcode SE1 9JA with the Post Office branch finder.

Blackfriars Road Post Office
52 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8NN

Police station

Southwark Police Station
323 Borough High St,
London, SE1 1JL
Visit: Southwark Police Station - Metropolitan Police Service

Cash machines

The closest free cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, enter our postcode SE1 9JA into the Link ATM locator.

Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street,

Natwest Bank
90-100 Southwark Street,

Royal Bank of Scotland
Great Suffolk Street,

Parks and green spaces

Self storage

Secure Self Storage
Wood Wharf
98 Prestons Rd
London E14 9LZ

Seager Storage
29-31 Great Suffolk St,
London SE1 0NS

Places to eat

There are plenty of restaurants around the area within walking distance.  Here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas, visit: Timeout London

Spanish - Tapas Brindisa
18-20 Southwark Street,
London, SE1 1TJ
Visit: Tapas Brindisa London Bridge

Turkish - Tas Pide
20-22 New Globe Walk,
Bankside, SE1 9DR
Visit:  Tas Pide

Japanese - Feng Sushi
13 Stoney Street,
Bankside, SE1 9AD
Visit:  Feng Sushi

Thai - Thai Silk 
94 – 95 Joan Street,
Southwark, London,
Visit: Thai Silk


Bankside is located right next doors to Shakespeare’s Globe, and the National Theatre is a short river walk away.

Museums and galleries

The Tate Modern is located quite literally in front of Bankside House and the Hayward Gallery and Southbank Centre are within easy walking distance. For a smaller gallery, try Purdy Hicks on Hopton Street. 

For more museums and galleries, visit: Timeout London


Travel north for Fabric in Farringdon or or north east towards Shoreditch for a range of nightlife and options for entertainment. Visit: Timeout - Shoreditch clubs

For more nightlife ideas, visit: Timeout London

Gyms and leisure activities

Get Active London lists sport activities and clubs in the local area. Visit: Get Active London

Southwark council offers various sports facilities in the area.  To find out more visit: Southwark council sports and leisure

The two closest commercial gyms are: 

Bankside Health Club
Unit 11a Blue Fin Building,
110 Southwark Street,
London, SE1 0SU
Visit: Bankside Health Club

The Bridge
73-81 Southwark Bridge Road,
London, SE1 0NQ
Visit: The Bridge