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