How to contact us

LSE Butler's Wharf 

11 Gainsford Street



Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5795
Fax: +44 (0)20 7107 5797


Who's who at Butler's Wharf|






Life around Butler's Wharf

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

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Tesco Local - supermarket
125 Tooley St,
London, SE1 2RS

Sainsbury’s Local - supermarket
13-14 Bermondsey Square,
London, SE1 3UN

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
Hays Galleria is full of boutique shops and restaurants coupled with the elegant design of a renovated Victorian dock. Visit: Hay's Galleria - Wikipedia|

Greenwich Market is full of small traders and has an excellent range of gifts. Visit: Greenwich Market| 

Spitalfields Market is great for vintage or designer clothing. Visit: Spitalfields Market|


Dockhead Pharmacy
29 Dockhead,
London, SE1 2BS

For alternative pharmacies, use postcode SE1 2NE in NHS Choices - pharmacy search|.

Post Office

The closest Post Office is on Borough High Street. To find alternatives, use postcode SE1 2NE with the Post Office branch finder|

London Bridge Post Office
19a Borough High Street,
London, SE1 9SF

Police station

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

Cash machines

The closest free are listed below. Alternatively, use postcode SE1 3NE in the Link ATM locator.| 

Natwest Bank
201 Tooley Street,
London, SE1 2UE

Barclays Bank
104-108 Tower Bridge Road,
London, SE1 3PF

To find other cash machines in the area, enter the postcode into the Link ATM locator|

Parks and green spaces

Southwark Park nearby is host to tennis courts, a boating lake and many wonderful gardens. Visit: Southwark Council - Southwark Park|

Potters Fields is a lovely green space outside Tower Bridge and City Hall with great views of the River Thames and the London skyline. Visit: Potters Fields|

Self storage

Local storage companies include:

Access Self Storage
Belgrove House
Belgrove Street
London WC1H 8AA
Tel: 0800 122522

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: Time Out London|  

British - Butler’s Wharf Chop House
36E Shad Thames,
London, SE1 2YE
Visit: Butler's Wharf Chop House|

Indian -  Bengal Clipper
31 Shad Thames,
London, SE1 2YR
Visit: Bengal Clipper|

Italian -  Pizzeria La Lanterna
6-8 Mill Street,
London, SE1 2BA
Visit: Pizzeria La Lanterna|

British/French -  Magdalen
152 Tooley Street,
London, SE1 2TU
Visit: Magdalen|


Follow the River Thames eastwards for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It hosts seasonal Shakespeare and Renaissance plays. Visit: Shakespeare’s Globe|

Museums and galleries

The Old Operating Theatre| and the Design Museum| are within walking distance, as is the HMS Belfast|, an old warship, now an exhibit of the Imperial War Museum.
For more attractions, visit: Time Out London|


Travel north to Shoreditch for clubs like XOYO| and The Old Blue Last|, or travel to Farringdon for Fabric|.
For more nightlife ideas, visit: Time Out 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. For more information, visit: Southwark Council - Sports and Leisure|

The two closest commercial gyms are: 

Circle Gym and Spa
Queen Elizabeth Street,
London, SE1 2JE
Visit: Circle Gym and Spa|

Fitness First
Cottons Building,
Tooley Street,
London, SE1 2QN
Visit: London Bridge Cottons - Fitness First|