Southwark

WELCOME TO SOUTHWARK
One of the oldest boroughs of London and an area steeped in history, Southwark is home to a
diverse community of people and rich in culture. It's a place where the historic Southwark Cathedral sits comfortably with the modern architecture of The Shard; a place brimming with life and energy.
Soak up the atmosphere in one of the many markets: for foodies there's the world renowned
Borough Market, or, for the early risers, the Bermondsey antiques market. A hop, skip and a
jump from here is the Fashion and Textile Museum, a must see for fashionistas of all ages.
For a further pop of colour visit the Tate Modern at Bankside; its free activities for families and
amazing collection of modern art make it an unforgettable experience. If classical art is more
your style there are plenty of other art galleries for you to enjoy across the borough.
For those times when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life there are peaceful
havens to be found in the lush green spaces of Southwark's parks. Let the kids run off steam
whilst you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
All of this, together with a wealth of child friendly cafés and restaurants, makes
Southwark a great place to spend time.

Your Local editor is Nicola and you can contact her at: southwark@mumsnetlocal.com