Southwark Tourism

Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ SUDH-ərk) is a district of Central London and part of the London Borough of Southwark. Situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Charing Cross, it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. It historically formed an ancient borough in the county of Surrey, made up of a number of parishes, which increasingly came under the influence and jurisdiction of the City of London. As an inner district of London, Southwark experienced rapid depopulation during the late-19th and early-20th centuries. It is now at an advanced stage of regeneration and is the county town of Greater London which is the location of the City Hall offices of the Greater London Authority.Southwark had a population of 30,119in 2011.


Looking for travel information about Southwark? Explore the best travel advice on Southwark, United Kingdom. The nearest major city to Southwark is London. Attractions in London include The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. A vacation to Southwark can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • Know the pollution level of Southwark before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.1 (High)
    • Water Pollution 43.69 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.7 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.3 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.15 (Low)
  • How safe is Southwark for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Southwark.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.84 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.16 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.61 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.26 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.78 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.92 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.61 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50.58 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.96 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Southwark is 126.56 (High)

    • Safety Index 48.93 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.2 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.67 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.66 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.05 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.52 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Southwark

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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