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Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved
Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved

Housing development next to planned Overground station gets approved

A large housing development next to a proposed London Overground station has been given the go-ahead by  Lewisham council.

Feb
07
Bermondsey Tube station is still unfinished
Bermondsey Tube station is still unfinished

Bermondsey Tube station is still unfinished

People have been using it for over 20 years, and although it opened in 1999, in a way, Bermondsey station on the Jubilee line can be said to be still unfinished.

Jan
04
The concrete heart of Bermondsey’s “Biscuit Town”
The concrete heart of Bermondsey’s “Biscuit Town”

The concrete heart of Bermondsey’s “Biscuit Town”

A few streets to the south of Bermondsey tube station used to be a large biscuit factory estate, the Peek Freans factory, but it's about to be redeveloped.

Oct
07
2021
London’s Alleys: Carmarthen Place, SE1
London’s Alleys: Carmarthen Place, SE1

London’s Alleys: Carmarthen Place, SE1

This is a pretty little cobbled alleyway to be found in Bermondsey.

Jun
21
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Leathermarket Gardens, SE1
London’s Pocket Parks: Leathermarket Gardens, SE1

London’s Pocket Parks: Leathermarket Gardens, SE1

This largish park near London Bridge is the result of post-WW2 clearance when most of the site was flattened by bombs.

Jun
09
2021
The car repair shop with horses heads
The car repair shop with horses heads

The car repair shop with horses heads

A street in Bermondsey has a car repair shop with a relic of times when horsepower was measured in low digits - two horses heads on the frontage.

Jul
18
2019
London’s Alleys: Ship and Mermaid Row, SE1
London’s Alleys: Ship and Mermaid Row, SE1

London’s Alleys: Ship and Mermaid Row, SE1

This vintage looking alley is probably named after the Ship and Mermaid public house which used to be at Snowsfields, and is today a curious curve around a corner, squeezed between social housing.

Jul
08
2019
London’s Alleys: Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1
London’s Alleys: Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

London’s Alleys: Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

This short alley near Tower Bridge is a delightful passage to the Thames, but was very nearly sealed off.

Feb
25
2019
London Public Art: Dr Salter’s Daydream, SE16
London Public Art: Dr Salter’s Daydream, SE16

London Public Art: Dr Salter’s Daydream, SE16

This is a set of originally three, now four sculptures that were unveiled in 1991 to commemorate the work of the medical doctor, campaigner and Labour politician, Alfred Salter.

Apr
05
2018
Major new London Bridge junction to open after Christmas
Major new London Bridge junction to open after Christmas

Major new London Bridge junction to open after Christmas

One of the many railway bottlenecks outside London Bridge should be removed this coming Christmas, with the commissioning of the Bermondsey Flyunder.

Oct
19
2016
Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail
Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail

Remains of a disused station uncovered by Network Rail

One hundred years ago, two railway stations closed, but just recently construction works have uncovered the remains of one of them.

Mar
15
2015
A look at Bermondsey’s railway dive-under construction site
A look at Bermondsey’s railway dive-under construction site

A look at Bermondsey’s railway dive-under construction site

While much of the focus on London Bridge's redevelopment sticks to the station itself, one of the most complex parts of the upgrade is taking place a mile away, in Bermondsey

Mar
07
2015
A refurbished railway bridge in South London
A refurbished railway bridge in South London

A refurbished railway bridge in South London

This grand colonnade might be the sort of thing you could expect adjoining an equally grand set of buildings, but is in fact a railway bridge in South London.

Jan
18
2014
The remains of Duffield’s Sluice in Bermondsey
The remains of Duffield’s Sluice in Bermondsey

The remains of Duffield’s Sluice in Bermondsey

If you were to take a walk along the Thames riverside in Bermondsey, you might come across a slightly run-down looking building with an imposing stone plaque on the wall indicating a great heritage.

Aug
19
2012