How to contact us

Unite Students (all operational queries)
Sidney Webb House
159 Great Dover Street
Telephone: +44 (0)117 302 7259



Residential Services Office (administrative queries)
3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531



Residences Fees (fee queries)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7532 or Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6010






Life around Sidney Webb House

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

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Tesco Local - supermarket
67-69 Tower Bridge Rd,
London, SE1 4TL 

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

Cost Cutter Local - supermarket
159A Great Dover St, 
London, SE1 4GZ

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

Maltby Street Market: Ropewalk
Another great food market, Maltby Street Market is full of independent, high-quality traders. Visit: Maltby Street Market: Ropewalk  

Other shopping
Borough High Street, with a broad range of shops is a short walk from the hall.

Hays Galleria offers  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


Lloyds Pharmacy
18 Harper Rd,
London, SE1 6AD
Visit: Lloyds Pharmacy, Bermondsey

For alternative pharmacies, use postcode SE1 4WW in NHS Choices - pharmacy search.

Post Office

The closest Post Office is on Borough High Street. To find alternatives, use postcode SE1 4WW with the Post Office branch finder

Cost Cutter Supermarkets (with Post Office services),
Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4GZ

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 cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, use postcode SE1 3NE in the Link ATM locator

Tesco Bank
67-69 Tower Bridge Rd,
London, SE1 4TL

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

Parks and green spaces

Tabard Gardens, directly outside the halls. Visit: Tabard Gardens

Burgess Park, south along Old Kent Road. Visit: Burgess Park - Southwark Council


Local companies include:

Access Self Storage
Unit 61 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF
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  

American- Bea’s of Bloomsbury at Maltby Street
Market Arch 76,
Druid Street,
London, SE1 2HQ
Visit: Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Italian - Antico
214 Bermondsey Street,
London, SE1 3TQ
Visit: Antico

Malaysian - Champor-Champor
62-64 Weston St,
London, SE1 3QJ
Visit: Champor-Champor

Indian - Simply Indian
25 Tabard Street,
London, SE1 4LA
Visit: Simply Indian


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

Museums and galleries

In nearby Elephant and Castle, you can visit the Imperial War Museum. It provides a thorough view of the lives of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict. Visit: Imperial War Museum

Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern are within walking distance on the Southbank.
Visit: Hayward Gallery
Visit: Tate Modern

For more museums and galleries 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: 

Soho Gyms
13-16, Empire Square,
Long Ln,
London SE1 4NA
Visit: Soho Gyms - Borough

Fitness for Everybody
108 Weston Street,
London, SE1 3QB
Visit: Fitness for Everybody