Our main campus is right in the action of south London. Our home has always been Southwark, arguably London’s most diverse and exciting borough – even the Mayor works here! Which bring us nicely to our first sight...
Home to a beautiful swirling staircase that you can see through the window – oh, and the Mayor - this is a great piece of modern (or Neo-Futurist, we should say) architecture worth seeing. Sat next to Tower Bridge (also amazing), the whole river walk is a lovely stroll. Also, the Mayor is moving in December, so get there whilst you can!
Tall, glass, tall – the Shard has everything. Impressive from below, unbeatable from the top floor. It’s a seriously cool building that’s well worth seeing up close, as it’s pretty hard to miss from far away. For a special treat, get yourself a ticket to the View From The Shard, which is the proper name for the really-high-up viewing gallery. Arguably the best view of London. You might even see us writing these lists through my office window – we promise to wave.
A bolt-by-bolt, traditionally built full-sized replica of the ship used to circumnavigate the world back in the 16th Century! How’s that for old school? And, well, there are a couple of lovely pubs right next to it if you need a break from the history lesson.
In the theme of faithful recreations, this venue is world-renowned. Based on the original theatre, this brilliant iconoclastic building stands out by looking quite the part. It regularly puts on stellar performances of The Bard’s work and is worth a visit for any fan of the arts.
Housed in a beautiful old factory, the building itself serves as a piece of art. With public installations around (such as Beuys' Acorns), it’s a modern sight to behold. Also, if you fancy a view from heights (and the Shard didn’t hit the spot), you can go up the tower for a view across the river (and into some expensive bedrooms next door)
What’s your favourite night-time haunt in south London? Let us know on social media and we might even include them in a future article!