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The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at ’Vermundesei’, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Fete at Bermondsey – 1569
Credit: Joris Hoefnagel (1542 – 1601)
Though Bermondsey’s name may derive from Beornmund’s island (whoever the Anglo-Saxon Beornmund was, is another matter), but Bermondsey is likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area, rather than a real island.

The area first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at Vermundesei, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Bermondsey appears in Domesday Book. It was then held by King William, though a small part was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain, the king’s half brother, and younger brother of Odo of Bayeux, then Earl of Kent.

Bermondsey Abbey was founded as a Cluniac priory in 1082, and was dedicated to St Saviour. Monks from the abbey began the development of the area, cultivating the land and embanking the riverside. They turned an adjacent tidal inlet at the mouth of the River Neckinger into a dock, named St Saviour’s Dock after their abbey. The Knights Templar also owned land here and gave their names to one of the most distinctive streets in London, Shad Thames (a corruption of ’St John at Thames’). Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby at Tooley (a corruption of ’St Olave’s’) Street, located in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s manor of Southwark, where wealthy citizens and clerics had their houses, including the priors of Lewes and St Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the abbot of Battle.

As it developed over the centuries, Bermondsey underwent many changes. After the Great Fire of London, it was settled by the well-to-do and took on the character of a garden suburb especially along the lines of Grange Road, as Bermondsey Street became more urbanised. A pleasure garden was founded there in the 17th century, commemorated by the Cherry Garden Pier. Samuel Pepys visited ’Jamaica House’ at Cherry Gardens in 1664 and recorded in his diary that he had left it "singing finely".

Though not many buildings survive from this era, one notable exception is the church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street, completed in 1690 (although a church has been recorded on this site from the 13th Century). This church came through both 19th-century redevelopment and The Blitz unscathed. It is not just an unusual survivor for Bermondsey; buildings of this era are relative rarities in Inner London in general.

In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to Bermondsey becoming a spa leisure resort, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates.

It was from the Bermondsey riverside that the painter J.M.W. Turner executed his famous painting of The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1839), depicting the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.

By the mid-19th century parts of Bermondsey, especially along the riverside had become a notorious slum — with the arrival of industrial plants, docks and immigrant housing. The area around St Saviour’s Dock, known as Jacob’s Island, was one of the worst in London. It was immortalised by Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist, in which the principal villain Bill Sikes meets a nasty end in the mud of ’Folly Ditch’ an area which was known as Hickmans Folly — the scene of an attack by Spring Heeled Jack in 1845 — surrounding Jacob’s Island. Dickens provides a vivid description of what it was like:

... crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it — as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob’s Island.

Bermondsey Town Hall was built on Spa Road in 1881. The area was extensively redeveloped during the 19th century and early 20th century with the expansion of the river trade and the arrival of the railways. London’s first passenger railway terminus was built by the London to Greenwich Railway in 1836 at London Bridge. The first section to be used was between the Spa Road Station and Deptford High Street. This local station had closed by 1915.

The industrial boom of the 19th century was an extension of Bermondsey’s manufacturing role in earlier eras. As in the East End, industries that were deemed too noisome to be carried on within the narrow confines of the City of London had been located here — one such that came to dominate central Bermondsey, away from the riverfront, was the processing and trading of leather and hides. Many buildings from this era survive around Leathermarket Street including the huge Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange (now residential and small work spaces). Hepburn and Gale’s tannery (disused as of early 2007) on Long Lane is also a substantial survivor of the leather trade.

Peek, Frean and Co was established in 1857 at Dockhead, Bermondsey by James Peek and George Hender Frean. They moved to a larger plant in Clements Road in 1866, leading to the nickname ’Biscuit Town’ for Bermondsey, where they continued baking until the brand was discontinued in 1989. Wee Willie Harris (usually credited as the first British rock and roll player) came from Bermondsey. He was known as Britain’s Wild man of Rock N’ Roll). He also worked in Peak Freans.

To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey’s 3½ miles of riverside were lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is Butler’s Wharf. They suffered severe damage in World War II bombing and became redundant in the 1960s following the collapse of the river trade. After standing derelict for some years, many of the wharves were redeveloped under the aegis of the London Docklands Development Corporation during the 1980s. They have now been converted into a mixture of residential and commercial accommodations and have become some of the most upmarket and expensive properties in London. In 1997, US President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair visited the area to dine at the Pont de la Tour restaurant at Butler’s Wharf.

Millwall F.C. moved to a new stadium on Coldblow Lane in 1910, having previously played in Millwall, but have kept their original name despite playing at the opposite side of the River Thames to the Millwall area. They played at The Den until 1993, when they relocated to the New Den nearby. A public sports centre is also included in their stadium.

Reorganisation of lines and closure of stations left Bermondsey’s transport links with the rest of London poorer in the late twentieth century. This was remedied in 2000 with the opening of Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee Line Extension.

Bermondsey tube station was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and was originally intended to have a multi-storey office building sitting on top.

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Fete at Bermondsey – 1569
Joris Hoefnagel (1542 – 1601)

THE STREETS OF BERMONDSEY
01-02 Tower Bridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
04-05 Tower Bridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abbey Gardens, SE1 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abbey Gardens, SE16 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Abbey Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abbeyfield Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Abbeyfield Road, SE16 Abbeyfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Abercorn Way, SE1 Abercorn Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abingdon Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ablett Street, SE16 Ablett Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Acanthus Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Achilles Close, SE1 Achilles Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Admiral Hyson Industrial Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Ainsdale Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Alexis Street, SE16 Alexis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Almond Road, SE16 Almond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Alscot Road, SE1 Alscot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Alscot Road, SE16 Alscot Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Alscot Way, SE1 Alscot Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ambrose Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Amina Way, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Anchor Street, SE16 Anchor Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Arabella Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Arc House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Argyle Way, SE16 Argyle Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Arnold Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Arts Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Aspinden Road, SE16 Aspinden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Aulay House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Avocet Close, SE1 Avocet Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Avondale Square, SE1 Avondale Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bacon Grove, SE1 Bacon Grove is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bakery Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Balaclava Road, SE1 Balaclava Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Banyard Road, SE16 Banyard Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Barkworth Road, SE16 Barkworth Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Beatrice Road, SE1 Beatrice Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Benwick Close, SE16 Benwick Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bermondsey Trading Estate, SE16 Bermondsey Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bevington Street, SE16 Bevington Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Block A Unit 401, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Blue Anchor Lane, SE16 Blue Anchor Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bolina Road, SE16 Bolina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bollina Road, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Bombay Street, SE16 Bombay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Boss Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bradley House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Bramcote Grove, SE16 Bramcote Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bricklayers Arms Distribution Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bridewain Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brodie Street, SE1 Brodie Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burnell Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burnham Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bushwood Drive, SE1 Bushwood Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Butlers & Colonial Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Butlers Colonial Wharf, SE1 Butlers Colonial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Buttermere Close, SE1 Buttermere Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cadbury Way, SE16 Cadbury Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Cadet Drive, SE1 Cadet Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Camilla Road, SE16 Camilla Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Canvas House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cardamom Building, SE1 Cardamom Building is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cathay Street, SE16 Cathay Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Catlin Street, SE16 Catlin Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Chambers Street, SE16 Chambers Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Chaucer Drive, SE1 Chaucer Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cherry Garden Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Cleme, SE16 Cleme is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clemence Road, SE16 Clemence Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clement, SE16 Clement is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Road, SE16 Clements Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Rod, SE16 Clements Rod is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements, SE16 Clements is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cobourg Road, SE5 Cobourg Road is a 1820s development of brick semi-detached houses.
Collett Road, SE16 Collett Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Coopers Road, SE1 Coopers Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Copper Row, SE1 Copper Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Corbetts Lane, SE16 Corbetts Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Corbetts Passage, SE16 Corbetts Passage is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cranswick Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Credon Road, SE16 Credon Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Crimscott Street, SE1 Crimscott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crown Place Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Culloden Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Curlew Street, SE1 Curlew Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Curtis Street, SE1 Curtis Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Curtis Way, SE1 Curtis Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Dairy Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Debnams Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Delaford Road, SE16 Delaford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Devon Mansions, SE1 Devon Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dhonau House Longfield, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Dilston Grove, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dixon’s Alley, SE16 Dixon’s Alley is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Dockhead, SE1 Dockhead is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dockley Road, SE16 Dockley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Drappers Way, SE16 Drappers Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Druid Street, SE1 Druid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Drummond Road, SE16 Drummond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Dunlop Place, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dunton Road, SE1 Dunton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Eagle Close, SE16 Eagle Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
East Lane, SE16 A street within the postcode
East Point, SE1 East Point is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Edenbridge Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Enid Street, SE16 Enid Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Enterprise Industrial Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Esmeralda Road, SE1 Esmeralda Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Eveline Lowe Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Fallow Court, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Farncombe Street, SE16 Farncombe Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fendall Street, SE1 Fendall Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Fenner Close, SE16 Fenner Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Fern Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Flockton Street, SE16 Flockton Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Fort Road, SE1 Fort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fortune Place, SE1 Fortune Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Fountain Green Square, SE16 Fountain Green Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Frank Mews, SE1 Frank Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Frankland Close, SE16 Frankland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Frean Street, SE16 Frean Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Freda Street, SE16 A street within the postcode
Fulford Street, SE16 Fulford Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gainsford Street, SE1 Gainsford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gainsforoad Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gallewall Trading Estate, SE16 Gallewall Trading Estate is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Galleywall Road, SE16 Galleywall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Galway Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Gedling Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Row, SE16 George Row is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Gerards Close, SE16 Gerards Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Gleneagles Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Goodwin Close, SE16 Goodwin Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange Road, SE1 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE1 Grange Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grange Walk, SE16 Grange Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Grange Yard, SE1 Grange Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Guinness Square, SE1 Guinness Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hannah Mary Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Harmony Place, SE1 Harmony Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Haven Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hazel Way, SE1 Hazel Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hendre Road, SE1 Hendre Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Henley Drive, SE1 Henley Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Henley Drive, SE16 Henley Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Hobbs Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Holywell Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Horselydown Lane, SE1 Horselydown Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Humphrey Street, SE1 Humphrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hyson Road, SE16 Hyson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ilderton Road, SE16 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
India House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Jacob Street, SE1 Jacob Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jacob Street, SE16 Jacob Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Jamaica Road, SE1 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Jamaica Road, SE16 Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Janeway Street, SE16 Janeway Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
John Felton Road, SE16 John Felton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
John Roll Way, SE16 John Roll Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Keats Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kinglake Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kingsdown Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Kingsley Flats, SE1 A street within the postcode
Kintore Way, SE1 Kintore Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kirby Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Kite House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kotree way, SE1 Kotree way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lafone Street, SE1 Lafone Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langdon Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Layard Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Leroy Street, SE1 Leroy Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Limasol Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Linsey Street, SE16 Linsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Little London Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Llewellyn Street, SE16 Llewellyn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lloyds Wharf, SE1 Lloyds Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lockwood Square, SE16 Lockwood Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Long Walk, SE1 Long Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Longfellow Way, SE1 Longfellow Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Longfield Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Longley Street, SE1 Longley Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lovegrove Street, SE1 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lucey Road, SE16 Lucey Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lucey Way, SE16 Lucey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lynton Road, SE1 Lynton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Macks Road, SE16 Macks Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Madron Street, SE1 Madron Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maguire Street, SE1 Maguire Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maguire, SE1 Maguire is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Malt Street, SE1 Malt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maltby Street, SE1 Maltby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE1 Mandela Way is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mandela Way, SE16 Mandela Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mandela Way, SE1P Mandela Way is a road in the SE1P postcode area
Manor Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Marcia Road, SE1 Marcia Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Marden Square, SE16 Marden Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Maria Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maria Close, SE16 Maria Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Marigold Street, SE16 Marigold Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Marine Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Market Place, SE16 Market Place is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Marlborough Grove, SE1 Marlborough Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mason Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Masters Drive, SE16 Masters Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mawbey Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Mayflower Street, SE16 Mayflower Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Mill Street, SE1 Mill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Millennium Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Millpond Estate West Lane, SE16 Millpond Estate West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Millstream Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Milton Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Monnow Road, SE1 Monnow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Muirfield Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Neckinger Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Neckinger Street, SE1 Neckinger Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Neckinger, SE16 Neckinger is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Nelldale Road, SE16 Nelldale Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
New Concordia Wharf, SE1 New Concordia Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
New Place Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Oakley Place, SE1 Oakley Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Old Abbey Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Old Jamaica Road Business Estate, SE16 Old Jamaica Road Business Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Jamaica Road, SE16 Old Jamaica Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Old Kent Road, SE14 Old Kent Road is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Olmar Street, SE1 Olmar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ossory Road, SE1 Ossory Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oxley Close, SE1 Oxley Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pages Walk, SE1 Pages Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Paradise Street, SE16 Paradise Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Parkers Row, SE1 Parkers Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pedworth Gardens, SE16 Pedworth Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Penry Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Perryn Road, SE16 Perryn Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 Phoenix Wharf Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
PO Box 12067, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 14697, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 1998, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 2222, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 23128, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 2444, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 30002, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 30003, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 30092, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 30096, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 32780, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 36606, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 36632, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 36670, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 3956, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 44419, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 44457, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 474, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
PO Box 4750, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 51504, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 51507, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 51514, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 51548, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 51556, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 56319, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 56373, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 56395, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 61004, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 61044, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 61045, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 61059G, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 61074, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 62343, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 63428, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 63867, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 63872, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 63891, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 64529, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 65063, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 65101, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 66169, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 67, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
PO Box 68766, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 68791, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 68799, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 70370, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 70386, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
PO Box 70782, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 70783, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 70790, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 71064, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 71086, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 71087, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 71994, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 73589, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 74, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
PO Box 74132, SE1P A street within the SE1P postcode
PO Box 9666, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Pottery Street, SE16 Pottery Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Prospect Street, SE16 Prospect Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Providence Square, SE1 Providence Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Quadrangle Close, SE1 Quadrangle Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 Queen Elizabeth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Radcliffe Road, SE1 Radcliffe Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Raven Wharf, SE1 Raven Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Raymouth Road, SE16 Raymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rennie Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Reverdy Road, SE1 Reverdy Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Riley Road, SE1 Riley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rock Grove Way, SE16 Rock Grove Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rolls Road, SE1 Rolls Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rope Walk, SE1 Rope Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Roseberry Street, SE16 Roseberry Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rossetti Road, SE16 Rossetti Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Business Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 Rotherhithe New Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherhithe Street, E1W Rotherhithe Street is a road in the E1W postcode area
Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach Road, SE16 Rotherhithe Tunnel Approach Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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Rotherithe New Road, SE16 Rotherithe New Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rouel Road, SE16 Rouel Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rowcross Street, SE1 Rowcross Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rupack Street, SE16 Rupack Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ryder Drive, SE16 Ryder Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Saint Marychurch Street, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Scott Lidgett Crescent, SE16 Scott Lidgett Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street, SE1 Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Shepparoad Drive, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sherwood Gardens, SE16 Sherwood Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Shopping Centre, SE1 Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Simms Road, SE1 Simms Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 Six Bridges Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Slippers Place, SE16 Slippers Place is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Southernwood Retail Park, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Southwark Park Road, SE16 Southwark Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Sovereign House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Spa Business Park, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Spa Court, SE16 Spa Court is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Spa Road, SE1 Spa Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Spa Road, SE16 Spa Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Splendour Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St Jamess Road, SE1 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Jamess Road, SE16 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
St. Davids Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Marychurch Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
St. Saviours Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Stalham Street, SE16 Stalham Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stanworth Street, SE1 Stanworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stevenson Cres, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Stevenson Crescent, SE16 Stevenson Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stevenson Cresent, SE16 Stevenson Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Stockholm Road, SE14 Stockholm Road is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Stockholm Road, SE16 Stockholm Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Stork’s Road, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode area
Strathnairn Street, SE1 Strathnairn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stubbs Drive, SE16 Stubbs Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Studios, N17 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Sun Passage, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sunningdale Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sweeney Crescent, SE1 Sweeney Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Swift Court, SE1 Swift Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tenda Road, SE16 Tenda Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
The Circle, SE1 The Circle is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Globe Rope Walk, E14 The Globe Rope Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Grange, SE1 The Grange is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Willows, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Thorburn Square, SE1 Thorburn Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Three Oak Lane, SE1 Three Oak Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thurland Road, SE16 Thurland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Toussaint Walk, SE16 Toussaint Walk is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Tower Bridge Business Complex, SE16 Tower Bridge Business Complex is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Tower Bridge Piazza, SE1 Tower Bridge Piazza is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Workshops, SE1 Tower Workshops is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trading Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Tranton Road, SE16 Tranton Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Troon Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Trothy Road, SE1 Trothy Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Turnberry Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit 7, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit B507 Towerbridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unity Wharf, SE1 Unity Wharf is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Varcoe Road, SE16 Varcoe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Vauban Street, SE16 Vauban Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Verney Road, SE16 Verney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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Vogans Mill, SE1 Vogans Mill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wade House, SE16 Wade House is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Waterside Close, SE16 Waterside Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Weald Close, SE16 Weald Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Webster Road, SE16 Webster Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Weightman House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Welsford Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
West Lane, SE16 West Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Westreet Lane, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Whittaker Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Willow Walk, SE1 Willow Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Wolseley Street, SE1 Wolseley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Woodmill Close, SW15 Woodmill Close is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Woodmill Street, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Woolstaplers Way, SE16 Woolstaplers Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Wordsworth Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Yalding Road, SE16 Yalding Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Zampa Road, SE16 Zampa Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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The ARP Report giving details of the damage caused by a V2 Rocket on the 14 February 1945:- This very serious Rocket Attack occurred when the V2 struck Waite Street and the junction of Trafalgar Avenue Following details obtained from Camberwell ARP records : A LRR penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey ’neo Greek’ type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a s radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial

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Bermondsey

The name Bermondsey first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at ’Vermundesei’, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Though Bermondsey’s name may derive from Beornmund’s island (whoever the Anglo-Saxon Beornmund was, is another matter), but Bermondsey is likely to have been a higher, drier spot in an otherwise marshy area, rather than a real island.

The area first appears in a letter from Pope Constantine (708-715), in which he grants privileges to a monastery at Vermundesei, then in the hands of the abbot of Medeshamstede, as Peterborough was known at the time.

Bermondsey appears in Domesday Book. It was then held by King William, though a small part was in the hands of Robert, Count of Mortain, the king’s half brother, and younger brother of Odo of Bayeux, then Earl of Kent.

Bermondsey Abbey was founded as a Cluniac priory in 1082, and was dedicated to St Saviour. Monks from the abbey began the development of the area, cultivating the land and embanking the riverside. They turned an adjacent tidal inlet at the mouth of the River Neckinger into a dock, named St Saviour’s Dock after their abbey. The Knights Templar also owned land here and gave their names to one of the most distinctive streets in London, Shad Thames (a corruption of ’St John at Thames’). Other ecclesiastical properties stood nearby at Tooley (a corruption of ’St Olave’s’) Street, located in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s manor of Southwark, where wealthy citizens and clerics had their houses, including the priors of Lewes and St Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the abbot of Battle.

As it developed over the centuries, Bermondsey underwent many changes. After the Great Fire of London, it was settled by the well-to-do and took on the character of a garden suburb especially along the lines of Grange Road, as Bermondsey Street became more urbanised. A pleasure garden was founded there in the 17th century, commemorated by the Cherry Garden Pier. Samuel Pepys visited ’Jamaica House’ at Cherry Gardens in 1664 and recorded in his diary that he had left it "singing finely".

Though not many buildings survive from this era, one notable exception is the church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street, completed in 1690 (although a church has been recorded on this site from the 13th Century). This church came through both 19th-century redevelopment and The Blitz unscathed. It is not just an unusual survivor for Bermondsey; buildings of this era are relative rarities in Inner London in general.

In the 18th century, the discovery of a spring from the river Neckinger in the area led to Bermondsey becoming a spa leisure resort, as the area between Grange and Jamaica Roads called Spa Road commemorates.

It was from the Bermondsey riverside that the painter J.M.W. Turner executed his famous painting of The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken Up (1839), depicting the veteran warship being towed to Rotherhithe to be scrapped.

By the mid-19th century parts of Bermondsey, especially along the riverside had become a notorious slum — with the arrival of industrial plants, docks and immigrant housing. The area around St Saviour’s Dock, known as Jacob’s Island, was one of the worst in London. It was immortalised by Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist, in which the principal villain Bill Sikes meets a nasty end in the mud of ’Folly Ditch’ an area which was known as Hickmans Folly — the scene of an attack by Spring Heeled Jack in 1845 — surrounding Jacob’s Island. Dickens provides a vivid description of what it was like:

<CITE>... crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it — as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob’s Island.</CITE>

Bermondsey Town Hall was built on Spa Road in 1881. The area was extensively redeveloped during the 19th century and early 20th century with the expansion of the river trade and the arrival of the railways. London’s first passenger railway terminus was built by the London to Greenwich Railway in 1836 at London Bridge. The first section to be used was between the Spa Road Station and Deptford High Street. This local station had closed by 1915.

The industrial boom of the 19th century was an extension of Bermondsey’s manufacturing role in earlier eras. As in the East End, industries that were deemed too noisome to be carried on within the narrow confines of the City of London had been located here — one such that came to dominate central Bermondsey, away from the riverfront, was the processing and trading of leather and hides. Many buildings from this era survive around Leathermarket Street including the huge Leather, Hide and Wool Exchange (now residential and small work spaces). Hepburn and Gale’s tannery (disused as of early 2007) on Long Lane is also a substantial survivor of the leather trade.

Peek, Frean and Co was established in 1857 at Dockhead, Bermondsey by James Peek and George Hender Frean. They moved to a larger plant in Clements Road in 1866, leading to the nickname ’Biscuit Town’ for Bermondsey, where they continued baking until the brand was discontinued in 1989. Wee Willie Harris (usually credited as the first British rock and roll player) came from Bermondsey. He was known as Britain’s Wild man of Rock N’ Roll). He also worked in Peak Freans.

To the east of Tower Bridge, Bermondsey’s 3½ miles of riverside were lined with warehouses and wharves, of which the best known is Butler’s Wharf. They suffered severe damage in World War II bombing and became redundant in the 1960s following the collapse of the river trade. After standing derelict for some years, many of the wharves were redeveloped under the aegis of the London Docklands Development Corporation during the 1980s. They have now been converted into a mixture of residential and commercial accommodations and have become some of the most upmarket and expensive properties in London. In 1997, US President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair visited the area to dine at the Pont de la Tour restaurant at Butler’s Wharf.

Millwall F.C. moved to a new stadium on Coldblow Lane in 1910, having previously played in Millwall, but have kept their original name despite playing at the opposite side of the River Thames to the Millwall area. They played at The Den until 1993, when they relocated to the New Den nearby. A public sports centre is also included in their stadium.

Reorganisation of lines and closure of stations left Bermondsey’s transport links with the rest of London poorer in the late twentieth century. This was remedied in 2000 with the opening of Bermondsey tube station on the Jubilee Line Extension.

Bermondsey tube station was designed by Ian Ritchie Architects and was originally intended to have a multi-storey office building sitting on top.
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