Sitting in the south of London below the Thames, Southwark is a diverse and varied location that houses modern office developments, countless theatres and a mix of cultural attractions. It is an area that has benefitted from a great deal of regeneration over the last ten years which has made it a much sought-after part of the capital for companies seeking commercial space. With the Millennium Bridge connecting the Square Mile to Southwark, it is a must for financial and investment companies who want easy access to the City.
In terms of businesses, Southwark is a mixed bag of legal and accountancy companies as well as galleries, restaurants and bars, and hotels. Some of the main companies working in Southwark include business management consultancies, law firms and solicitors, and national news publishers. Its easy connections to the rest of London mean that businesses of all different types and sizes can benefit from office space here. But in addition to transport links, Southwark also boasts brilliant views of the iconic skyline, with the Shard nearby and Southwark Cathedral, as well as other landmarks like the Tate Modern and the Borough Market close by.
Southwark Office Space
Central Southwark is ideally suited to larger companies, with some of the premises here accommodating teams of as many as 300 people. But small and medium-sized companies are still catered for with a wide variety of commercial spaces to choose from as well. Southwark’s offices are stylish and modern to provide companies with a great work environment and there are various office configurations that can be tailored to specific requirements.
With flexible rentals on serviced or non-serviced terms, as well as a choice of private or coworking spaces available, the offices here allow brands and businesses to find the perfect commercial space for their individual needs. For commuters driving into the city each day, there are parking spaces at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre as well as London Bridge, just a 20-minute walk from the area.
Southwark is within the Borough of Southwark and is bordered by Bermondsey, Lambeth, Kennington, Walworth and Wapping, with the south bank of the Thames running along the north of the area. Borough High Street runs north from London Bridge to the south towards Elephant and Castle.
There are four Underground stations in the area – Southwark, London Bridge, Borough, and Elephant and Castle. Between them, they provide those working in offices with links to the Bakerloo, Northern and Jubilee lines. From Southwark, Westminster is only four minutes away and Bond Street is eight minutes away.
For mainline stations, there is a choice of South Bermondsey, London Bridge, Elephant and Castle, and Peckham Rye. Southwark buses run regularly throughout this neighbourhood, with night buses offered as well for added convenience. The nearest airports to Southwark are London City which is 55 minutes away and Gatwick Airport which is just over an hour from the area. The location of Southwark means that it is a walkable area too, so Blackfriars is less than 30 minutes on foot and Cannon Street is only 17 minutes.
Food, Culture and Leisure
Southwark has some great options for those working in the area, such as street food at Borough Market or stylish restaurants along Bermondsey Street. The Bermondsey is popular with office workers for its cool lunchtime crowd and great menu. And for dinner with a view, there is the Aqua Shard that makes for an impressive location for business lunches. Southwark has some great cafés for coffee and cake, as well as bars for post-work drinks.
In terms of culture and entertainment, Southwark has plenty of landmarks and attractions to enjoy, from the Tate Modern to the Globe Theatre and myriad museums and galleries. St Paul’s Cathedral is just a short walk over the Millennium Bridge and for a change of scenery there is also the Old Operating Theatre Museum which is situated on St Thomas Street.