Living in Rotherhithe SE16
Rotherhithe is an excellent area to consider if you are looking to live near Central London with a rich history and interesting architecture making it one of the most sought-after and best places to live in London. Young professionals, city workers and nature lovers all move to Rotherhithe because it is an easy commute to London work centers but has a slower and little more relaxed lifestyle with parks, paths, and various outdoor recreation.
Rotherhithe Property Value
Rotherhithe, along with much of South and Southeast London has seen an increase in property value. Further, the Rotherhithe area has many conservation zones, and most homes are 19th century warehouse conversions bringing character and diversity to the real estate market here. There has also been a surge in interest because Rotherhithe is a more affordable option to living in central London. But the limited availability and affordability make it a highly sought-after area. Interest has recovered since the pandemic and investors believe Rotherhithe is a good investment.
Rotherhithe Culture and Character
Rotherhithe industrial and dock history still speaks through the buildings and streets. Rotherhithe is where the Mayflower departed for America in 1620 and today boaters and kayakers still use the water ways to find their way up the Thames to London. And while much of the old canals and buildings were damaged or demolished after WWII, you can visit heritage sites like Rotherhithe Village and St Mary’s Church. You could also consider visiting the Brunel Museum.
The Rotherhithe Village
Homeowners enjoy the historical and beautiful Thames Path and Southwark Park. Not to mention King’s Stairs Garden and the nearby Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park.
Rotherhithe Cafés and Pubs
There are a few local favorites in Rotherhithe. Try the Watch House for homemade food and delicious coffee or Deli Felice in Albion Street for an autentic italian deli and sandwich bar. You can also eat at the Canada Water Café before or after your commute to the city.
Rotherhithe have some of the best pubs in the whole London. The Mayflower Pub serve up some of the best pub fare in the area. The Ship is one of locals favourite together with The Brunel just round the corner from Rotherhithe station. At the Angel Pub you can try independent brewed beers while enjoying stunning river views. If you are looking to intertain a large group of friends then the gigantic Salt Quay in Rotherhithe Street probably is the place for you.
The Angel Pub in Rotherhithe
Best Shopping in Rotherhithe SE16
From small independent businesses in Albion Street, Jamaica Road and nearby Bermondsey Arches to the big Surrey Quays Shopping Center there are plenty of shopping options for local residents.
You will find a several primary and secondary outstanding schools in Rotherhithe. Here is our current list:
Albion Primary School
Alfred Salter Primary School
Peter Hills with St Mary’s and St Paul’s Primary School
Redriff Primary School
Riverside Primary School
St James’ Church of England Primary School
St John’s Roman Catholic Primary School
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Buy or Sell Property in Rotherhithe SE16
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