If you are local to Southeast London and love craft beer… you know The Bermondsey Beer Mile. Located just a few steps from the Bermondsey tube station, the mile started as one… then a few breweries opening up in unused properties under the rail arches. With its early “speakeasy” vibe, it was one of the area’s best kept secrets; new pubs popping up while others move location on the mile with little to no fanfare… and often no signs. However, regeneration and growth in the area has attracted a new crowd of residents and word is out. “The mile” is now almost two miles and the ever-growing craft brew scene has made not only the neighborhood, but this stretch of beer breweries, a sought-after destination for Londoners as well as visitors from abroad.
Anspach & Hobday Brewery – Bermondsey – credit: https://www.anspachandhobday.com/
The Mile’s History
Bermondsey has a long history and the properties within its boundaries have been host to royal residents as well as biscuit factories. The walls can tell stories of rising to luxury and falling into slums as well as surviving the Blitz during WWII. The highs and lows have brought multiple waves of regeneration and the Mile is just a small piece of that history.
The Mile as a destination started with one brewery, The Kernel, back in 2009. It’s hard to say if the owner’s had a vision for the run-down industrial area or if they moved in because it was easy on the budget. However, since 2009 the Bermondsey Beer Mile has been an active and growing participant in the regeneration of the area with over fifteen pubs now on the mile.
The Barrell Project – Bermondsey – Credit: https://thebarrelproject.co.uk/
The pub crawl can be experienced from either direction. But, if you talk to the locals, you will want to start in the West at the Maltby Street Market, so you have the opportunity to eat before pub hopping! You may also want to plan your Beer Mile experience on a Saturday to be sure you can catch all of the pubs open.
Living In Bermondsey
With the regeneration of the area, it hasn’t been just the Bermondsey Beer Mile taking over the industrial and warehouse properties. Others have converted the tired buildings into apartments, eateries and boutiques over the years making this a hotspot for young affluent residents. The bohemian, down to earth atmosphere is a little more relaxed than downtown but not so far off the beaten path that you are no longer a “Londoner”.
Residents flock here because Bermondsey properties are still less expensive than other parts of London and yet you still have the convenience of being close to the heart of London. Interest in Bermondsey properties has grown over the years with the area making headlines since 2018 for being one of the best places to live.
As experts in the area, we are proud showcase some of our current Bermondsey properties that are a short walk or bike ride from the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Take a look:
Gerards Close, Bermondsey, London, SE16 – Two Bedroom House for sale: In the heart of Bermondsey on a quiet cul-de-sac near the Bermondsey station. A quick ten-minute bike ride from the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Click here for more info.
Dunton Road, Bermondsey, SE1 – Three Bedroom Apartment for sale: This property is located in the heart of Bermondsey near the iconic Maltby Street Market, Tower Bridge Spa Garden and surrounded by shopping. Under five minutes to bike to the Beer Mile Great for investors. Click here for more info.
Rothsay Street, Borough, SE1 – Two Bedroom Duplex Apartment for sale: JUST SOLD IN BERMONDSEY FOR RECORD PRICE! Located a short stroll from both Borough and London Bridge underground station and under 5 minutes to walk the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Click here for more info.
Rothsay Street, Borough, SE1 – One Bedroom Duplex Apartment for sale: Located a short stroll from both Borough and London Bridge underground station and under 5 minutes to walk the Bermondsey Beer Mile. For more info click here
Varcoe Road, Bermondsey, SE16: A generous one bedroom apartment located minutes from South Bermondsey Station. For more info click here