Southwark Tourism

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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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Facts and Stats for Southwark*

  • Pollution Statistics in Southwark

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

    • Air Pollution 63.89 (High)
    • Water Pollution 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.04 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.81 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.87 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.72 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.49 (Low)
  • Southwark: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Southwark for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Southwark.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.1 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.65 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.03 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.28 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.64 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.09 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.01 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.74 (Moderate)
  • Living in Southwark - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Southwark is 129.56 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.16 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.19 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.71 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 89.42 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.54 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.11 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Southwark

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.99 USD

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

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