The Best Of Bermondsey In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 18 months ago
The Best Of Bermondsey In Photos
Tank in Bermondsey. Photo: Matt Brown

Thousands of commuters chug — or crawl — through Bermondsey every day on trains into London Bridge station, but how many have taken the time to explore the area's warehouse buildings, markets, parks and railways arches? Find out why the area used to be known as Biscuit Town before admiring these photos.

Market Place. Photo: Kathy Archbold
Bermondsey Abbey once sat on the site that is now Bermondsey Square. It was a Bendictine monastery, dating back at least to the 11th century, and possibly as far back as the 8th century. Photo: Mike Atherton
Container living in Bermondsey Street. Photo: Paul Holmes
Bermondsey pirate mural. Photo: Matt Brown
Maltby Street Market is a weekend food market next to the railway arches. Photo: Matt Brown
Sign on a pub in Bermondsey Street. Photo: bradman334
Advert inside Bermondsey station. Photo: David Henderson
Converted warehouse building in Bermondsey in 2010. Note The Shard under construction in the background. Photo: Alex Pink
Art in Bermondsey Square in 2013. Photo: Raphael Preston
View of London from Bermondsey beach. Photo: Bill Green
A plaque on what was Spa Road Station. It was the original terminus of London's first railway, the London & Greenwich Railway. Photo: Paul Holmes
Salter's Cat overlooks the river. Close by are statues of his owners, Doctor Alfred Salter and Ada Salter. Together they set up health insurance schemes and adult education for the people of Bermondsey in the early 20th century. Photo: Roll The Dice
Guinness Trust buildings. Also known as The Guinness Partnership, it provides affordable housing and care for elderly people and people with learning disabilities. Photo: Laura MacGregor
The Harold Estate, close to Tower Bridge Road. Photo: Andy Worthington
Railway arches and London skyline as seen from Bermondsey. Photo: Manuel
Shad Thames close to Tower Bridge is a partly cobbled street lined with warehouses. It was once the largest warehouse complex in London. Photo: Matt Brown
Abbey Street, under the railway. Photo: Chris Kench Photography
Shopfronts on the corner of Bermondsey Street and Carmathen Place. The terrace is Grade II listed. Photo: shadow_in_the_water

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Some of the remains of Bermondsey Abbey are still visible under the perspex floor of Lokma Turkish Bar and Grill in Bermondsey Square.